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Martin Peres
Works at Intel Corporation
Attended LaBRI, Université de Bordeaux
Lives in Helsinki
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"The destructively powerful, 3D XPoint memory will make its way to the market in 2016. Currently Intel cannot tell a more specific timeframe but Intel will have Optane DIMM samples for early testers marking Intel’s return in the memory scape. These new DIMMs will provide the performance of fast DDR4 devices with the capacity and cost of NAND flash based products and will allow 6 TB of addressable memory inside a 2-socket server."

--> THIS. IS. AMAZING.

On desktops and laptops, this will allow us to work with bigger sets of data and do away with swap entirely!

On smartphones, it will allow us to entirely cut the processing-related power consumption as the RAM will not be to be refreshed! No idea how much saving it will be compared to the idle consumption of the modem, but it should be quite significant anyway!

A few months ago, chip-giant Intel announced their latest 3D XPoint memory which shook the market as a whole.
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Not at all relevant in our Graphics world! Right?
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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.
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Well let's start a trend then!
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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!
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Congrats! And may you find plenty of good things in your mystery destination!
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Tux is super-excited that I finished writing my thesis! He already started reading it while the pages were still hot!
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Congrats. +Martin Peres! :)
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Yeepee!
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"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 ...
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Amazing, they even manage to "land" on it!
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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.
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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…
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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).
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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/
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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
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Work
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SW Graphics Engineer
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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
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