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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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"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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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 ;)
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