Open Source Community Ponders Removing Code Optimizations for Russian Processors

Open Source Community Ponders Removing Code Optimizations for Russian Processors

Even as the international governmental and institutional community ups the pressure on Russia by enforcing increasingly tighter sanctions, a new player may have entered the sanction game. As reported by Phoronix, developers of the popular OpenBLAS (Basic Linear Algebra Subprograms) library code are mulling whether or not to remove support for Russian-developed Elbrus processors. The…

Chinese CPU and GPU Maker Loongson Plans to Raise $544 Million

Loongson Rips MIPS: Uses Old Code for New CPUs

Even though Loongson claims that its latest 3A5000 and 3C5000 processors are based on its in-house developed proprietary architecture and no longer rely on the MIPS architecture, the code the company uses to enable the new CPUs in Linux is actually the same code it used for its MIPS-based chips. Furthermore, the CPU developer fails to demonstrate advantages of…