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Slackware64-Current (15.0): Ryzen 7 mini-ITX amdgpu vs. Nvidia Benchmarks

Posted 02-29-2020 at 05:01 PM by kingbeowulf

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I have finally had some time to compile the benchmarks for a series of GPUs on the new mini-ITX build. The purpose was to see if the amdgpu driver is ready to compete with Nvidia on a Linux powered game box. The GPUs choices are simply what I had available and fairly recent, except for the RX 5700 XT, which was a new purchase.

System Configuration

GIGABYTE X570 I AORUS PRO WIFI Mini-ITX
AMD RYZEN...
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Qemu USB passthrough with specifics for iphone

Posted 09-05-2018 at 01:39 PM by kingbeowulf

Qemu still befuddles me at times. It doesn't help when various command line options are deprecated and changes. For qemu-3.xx, there have been some changes to setting up USB passthrough. This all all came to a head when I needed to restore an iphone. The powermac G5 is dismantled at the moment, so I thought, why not use the Windows 10 VM? After letting Win10 grind along updating itself (I don't fire it up very often), I installed itunes (win10 has an "app store"? ugh.), the fun began....
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ANNOUNCE: Gridcoin-Research now available on Slackbuilds.org

Posted 08-26-2018 at 07:57 PM by kingbeowulf

Gridcoin-Research is now in the SBo pending queue. Gridcoin (GRC) is a cryptocurrency based on bitcoin, but instead of burning up the electrical grid, the GRC awards are based on participation in BOINC scientific computing projects.

https://gridcoin.us
https://boinc.berkeley.edu/

Send bug reports to the usual places.

Enjoy.
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UPDATE: HOW-TO: Installing BOINC on Slackware 14.2: Dependencies and configure options

Posted 08-12-2018 at 10:03 PM by kingbeowulf
Updated 08-12-2018 at 10:12 PM by kingbeowulf (added info)
Tags boinc, science

I've posted a newer BOINC buildscript to Slackbuils.org. See the discussion here:
https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...4/#post5619471
It should be a bit easier now to get BOINC running on Slackare. All dependencies are on SBo. Please be sure to read the README!

Compilation and installation order:
  1. libwebp
  2. webkitgtk
  3. wxGTK3 with STATIC=yes
  4. boinc

Also, I've...
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Computer algebra systems (CAS) and numerical modelling software

Posted 08-09-2018 at 01:29 PM by kingbeowulf

As many of you know, Slackware ships with a heap of software for the main distribution, but does not have a binary repository like some other distributions for additional. Hence, a volunteer organization: Slackbuilds.org (SBo), as well as others too numerous to mention.

For CAS and numerical calculations, covering a huge range of mathematics, including basic algebra, calculus, elementary to very advanced number theory, cryptography, numerical computation, commutative algebra, group...
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