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Martin Peres
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Hardware tinkerer, Intel SW graphics engineer, Nouveau hacker and X.org board member
Hardware tinkerer, Intel SW graphics engineer, Nouveau hacker and X.org board member

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Earlier this year, I wrote this vulgarisation article about how Open Source and upstream development can lengthen the lifetime of our smart devices. It was originally published in Tver­gastein, the In­ter­dis­ci­pli­nary Jour­nal of the En­vi­ron­ment, but I got permission to re-post it on my blog.

While this article is oriented for non-technical people, I also gave its technical version at XDC 2017 where I explain how free testing is so transformative for products, as it allows them to pretty much work on top of upstream! Here is the talk: https://www.x.org/wiki/Events/XDC2017/Program/#martin_peres2

Hope you like these ideas!
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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!
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Yeepee!
LibreOffice on Wayland 1.8 Test Drive - New Generation of Linux Graphics is Coming

#linux #wayland #gnome #libreoffice #opensource
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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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Amazing, they even manage to "land" on it!
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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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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!
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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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