Thursday, 21 March 2019

What is after Gemini Lake?

By The Osthoff Resort -, CC BY-SA 4.0,

Elkhart Lake [1]. 

Based on a 10 nm manufacturing process, the Elkhart Lake SoC uses Tremont microarchitectures (Atom) [2] and features Gen 11 graphics similar to the Ice Lake processors [3]. Intel’s Gen 11 solution offers 64 execution units, and it has managed over 1 TFLOP in GPU performance [4]. This can be compared with the Nvidia GeForce GT 1030 which offered a peak throughput of 0.94 TFLOPs [5]. Code has already been added in the Linux mainline kernel [6] suggesting a possible Computex announcement and mid to late 2019 availability [7].


Monday, 4 March 2019

Canonical have announced a new point release for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS - 16.04.6 (Xenial Xerus)

Canonical have released the
sixth point release of Ubuntu 16.04 Long-Term Support (LTS) as Ubuntu 16.04.6.

I’ve respun the desktop ISO using my ‘‘ script and created ISOs suitable for Intel Atom and Intel Apollo Lake devices:

Atom (-i ubuntu-16.04.6-desktop-amd64.iso --atom)
Apollo (-i ubuntu-16.04.6-desktop-amd64.iso --apollo)

Downloading Note

After downloading an ISO file it is recommended to test that the file is correct and safe to use by verifying the integrity of the downloaded file. An error during the download could result in a corrupted file and trigger random issues during the usage of the ISO.

The program 'md5sum' is designed to verify data integrity using the MD5 (Message-Digest algorithm 5) 128-bit cryptographic hash. The MD5 calculation gives a checksum (called a hash value), which must equal the MD5 value of a correct ISO.

First open a terminal and go to the correct directory to check a downloaded ISO. Then run the command 'md5sum <ISO>' for example:
md5sum linuxium-atom-ubuntu-16.04.6-desktop-amd64.iso
'md5sum' should then print out a single line after calculating the hash:

aba50cfd8e0b4154a8ba24713fb3231a ./linuxium-atom-ubuntu-16.04.6-desktop-amd64.iso

Compare the hash (the alphanumeric string on left) from your output with the corresponding hash below. If both hashes match exactly then the downloaded file is almost certainly intact. However if the hashes do not match then there was a problem with the download and you should download the file again.

ISO 'md5sum' hashes

aba50cfd8e0b4154a8ba24713fb3231a ./linuxium-atom-ubuntu-16.04.6-desktop-amd64.iso
0cc8fd4ff9f5a41cedd5b0284bd967ed ./linuxium-apollo-ubuntu-16.04.6-desktop-amd64.iso

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