Linux Kernel 3.13 Officially Released with Support for NFC Payments

Posted by hanuca on Jan 20, 2014 12:08 PM EDT
Softpedia; By Marius Nestor
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Today, January 19, Linus Torvalds has proudly announced the immediate availability for download of the highly anticipated Linux kernel 3.13, which brings major improvements, numerous new and updated drivers, as well as a dozen of new features.

Linux kernel 3.13 includes nftables, the successor of iptables, power management for AMD Radeon graphics cards, which is now enabled by default, automatic GPU switching for AMD Radeon video cards, support for the AMD Radeon R9 290X Hawaii GPU, and a scalable block layer specifically designed for high-performance SSDs.

Among other features, we can mention improved NUMA performance, power capping framework designed for the Intel RAPL (Running Average Power Limit) mechanism, improved page table access scalability in hugepage workloads, as well as support for the Intel Many Integrated Core (MIC) architecture.

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