Profile

Cover photo
Martin Peres
Works at Intel Corporation
Attended LaBRI, Université de Bordeaux
Lives in Helsinki
164 followers|33,453 views
AboutPostsPhotosVideos

Stream

Martin Peres

Shared publicly  - 
 
Not at all relevant in our Graphics world! Right?
2
Add a comment...

Martin Peres

Shared publicly  - 
 
Starting from January, I moved to Helsinki, Finland to work with Intel on the performance and efficiency of their GPU!

So far, I must say that I love the place, my colleagues and my work! It feels very good to finally be able to work full time on Open Source Software while also making a living out of it.

You may however wonder how my involvement in other project will change ... which is why I wrote this blog post! Short answer: Not much.
11
Maxim Levitsky's profile photoFreddy Teuma's profile photoMartin Peres's profile photoAlexandre Courbot's profile photo
13 comments
 
Well let's start a trend then!
Add a comment...

Martin Peres

Shared publicly  - 
 
On the 19th of December, I finally defended my PhD thesis and became a doctor of computer science! Thesis + slides : http://phd.mupuf.org/publication/2014/12/19/a-holistic-approach-to-green-networking-in-wireless-networks/

It was then time to pack to leave Bordeaux and prepare moving to ... a mystery city I will soon tell you more about :) Until then, enjoy the view of the amount of NVIDIA GPUs I had to pack!
15
Bart Massey's profile photoMartin Peres's profile photoAlexandre Courbot's profile photo
3 comments
 
Congrats! And may you find plenty of good things in your mystery destination!
Add a comment...

Martin Peres

Shared publicly  - 
 
Tux is super-excited that I finished writing my thesis! He already started reading it while the pages were still hot!
14
1
Martin Peres's profile photoAlexandre Courbot's profile photoIlyes Gouta's profile photoIgor Gnatenko's profile photo
11 comments
 
Congrats. +Martin Peres! :)
Add a comment...

Martin Peres

Shared publicly  - 
 
New version of WtRPM! This time, I designed a proper PCB and got it made by a company. The result is super nice and it worked first time, yeah!!


Original version: http://mupuf.org/blog/2013/05/11/wtrpm-a-web-based-wt-suite-to-power-up-slash-down-your-computers/
4
André MIRAS's profile photo
 
Looks great, well done!
Add a comment...

Martin Peres

Shared publicly  - 
 
And X is older than me by 4 years!

Happy Birthday X!
 
The X.Org Foundation is proud to announce a special birthday: 30 years ago, on 19 June 1984, Bob Scheifler announced the X Window System.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X11#Introduction

Over these 30 years, X has come to be the base for Unix desktops everywhere. With desktop environments such as GNOME, KDE, XFCE, Unity, Enlightenment, millions of users are using X as the underlying technology today.

The X developers have pushed the boundaries and moved X from a system originally written to run on the CPU of a VAX VS100 to one that runs the GUI on today's laptops with 3D rendering capabilities. Indeed, X predates the concept of a Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) as we currently know it, and even the company that popularized this term in 1999, Nvidia.

X continues to see improvements and despite its long service record, it will stay with us for a while longer.

And in case you're wondering, X predates:
* Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, Solaris, Microsoft Windows
* POSIX, C89, C99, C++, Java
* the World Wide Web
* the GPL and the FSF

X was one of the first major open source software projects, years before the terms Free Software and Open Source Software were commonplace. Celebrate with us, for without X, the desktop would not be what it is today.

- The X.Org Board of Directors
6 comments on original post
4
Add a comment...
Have him in circles
164 people
Xavier de Rochefort's profile photo
Sébastien BROCHET's profile photo
patricia horoho's profile photo
Spy Technology's profile photo
Diego Joss's profile photo
Marcos Roberto's profile photo
laya kahina's profile photo
Vincent Barrielle's profile photo
Damien Grassart's profile photo

Martin Peres

Shared publicly  - 
 
 
"Well, our architects have all started using rocks, and they like it."
Interviewer: So, you're a carpenter, are you? Carpenter: That's right, that's what I do. Interviewer: How long have you been doing it? Carpenter: Ten years. Interviewer: Great, that's good. Now, I ...
10 comments on original post
1
Add a comment...

Martin Peres

Shared publicly  - 
 
Amazing, they even manage to "land" on it!
1
Add a comment...

Martin Peres

Shared publicly  - 
 
The XDC is over. Thanks everyone for attending and presenting! It was a please hosting it!
 
Thanks to the hard work of Julien Cristau, we now have all the videos available in the program (http://www.x.org/wiki/Events/XDC2014/Program/) and on Youtube!

Thanks to Jean-Sébastien Pédron, we also have more pictures of the conference and the nights spent in Bordeaux :)
https://www.flickr.com/photos/dumbbell/sets/72157648322164320

That's a wrap for the XDC2014! Thank you again to everyone who came or participated in any way!
The X Developer's Conference in Bordeaux, France, from October 8th through 10th 2014.
View original post
2
Add a comment...

Martin Peres

Shared publicly  - 
 
Make sure to watch the video before reading this post.

So, give me a bluetooth keyboard/mouse and a gear VR, and I'll be able to have the same coding environment everywhere with 360° (vertical and horizontal) screen! Add a little camera on top to still have a view of what is going on around you, but coding sessions in the train will be much more productive with such a system!

Let's see how window managers would cope with that kind of "screen" which is more of a window to a sphere than a screen.

+Kristian Høgsberg : That may be of interest to you too ;)
If you've tried Google Cardboard and liked it, then brace yourself:  the real thing is on its way. Speaking today at an event called "Samsung Unplugged," which was live-streamed to Youtube, Samsung executives and Oculus CTO John Carmack got up on stage to finally talk about a secretive project they've been toiling away at for…
1
Add a comment...

Martin Peres

Shared publicly  - 
 
The Alien/Sciency version of Montesquieu's Lettres persanes :)

I also like the typical style of the Hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy found in this video, may it be direct references like Betelgeuse or the silly humour about a chemical weapon meant to send a silly message back firing and spreading life on earth!
 
I highly recommend this Youtube channel:
https://www.youtube.com/user/ZoggFromBetelgeuse

Zogg explains human civilization from alien (or rather "outside") perspective.

My favourites are:
Rituals: The gears of society (Earthlings 101, Episode 11)
Ethics: What is good and evil? (Earthlings 101, Episode 4)
Humour: Funny things, laughing, and jokes (Earthlings 101, Episode 8)
Mathematics: Measuring x laziness² (Earthlings 101, Episode 13)

Oh, enable captions if you have trouble understanding his voice (it's generated by text-to-speech software).
1 comment on original post
1
Add a comment...

Martin Peres

Shared publicly  - 
 
Organizing a conference isn't always a lot of fun, but it is definitely looking like we'll manage to have a kick-ass edition of the XDC this year!
 
XDC2014 is in 2.5 months and will be held in Bordeaux, France!

If you are interested in attending, please add yourself to the attendees list: http://www.x.org/wiki/Events/XDC2014/Attendees/

If you are interested in giving a talk, you have 1.5 months left before submitting your proposals! Here is our call for papers: http://www.x.org/wiki/Other/Press/CFP2014/

Also, we will have a social event in Saint Emilion, a small village widely known for producing an excellent wine. Some of us will even be cycling! If you would like to attend, please add yourself to the list: http://www.x.org/wiki/Events/XDC2014/Social/

Looking forward to the "there will be wine!" edition of the XDC!
View original post
1
Add a comment...
People
Have him in circles
164 people
Xavier de Rochefort's profile photo
Sébastien BROCHET's profile photo
patricia horoho's profile photo
Spy Technology's profile photo
Diego Joss's profile photo
Marcos Roberto's profile photo
laya kahina's profile photo
Vincent Barrielle's profile photo
Damien Grassart's profile photo
Work
Occupation
SW Graphics Engineer
Skills
Linux Graphics Stack : Nouveau developer & X.Org board member
Employment
  • Intel Corporation
    SW Graphics Engineer, 2015 - present
    Open Source Graphics!
  • LaBRI - Laboratoire Bordelais de Recherche Informatique
    PhD. Student, 2011 - 2014
Places
Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
Currently
Helsinki
Story
Tagline
Hardware tinkerer, Intel SW graphics engineer, Nouveau hacker and X.org board member
Introduction
Heya, 

I'm a DIY hacker, hardware and software. I did my PhD in Bordeaux, studying green networking in wireless networks (lowering power consumption and increasing frequency spectrum re-usability). I am now an Intel employee, working on the Open Source graphics stack for Intel's GPUs. In my spare time, I develop on Nouveau (mostly power management) and also am an X.org board member.

Here are some links that may be of interest to you:
http://mupuf.org/

Education
  • LaBRI, Université de Bordeaux
    Ph.D., 2011 - 2014
  • ENSI de bourges
    Master / École d'ingénieur, 2008 - 2011
  • IUT Montpellier 2
    Software engineering, 2006 - 2008
Basic Information
Gender
Male