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Gentoo Linux Packages Up AMD ROCm, Makes Progress On RISC-V, LTO+PGO Python | Michael Larabel, Phoronix

Gentoo Linux developers were very busy over the course of 2021 for this popular rolling-release operating system choice.

The Gentoo project has published their 2021 recap this week that outlines all of the achievements made over the past calendar year. Some of the highlights for Gentoo in 2021 included:

– AMD’s ROCm compute driver stack is now fully packaged for Gentoo. While NVIDIA CUDA support is relatively easy to deploy across distributions. having Gentoo Linux package Radeon Open eCosystem is actually an achievement… AMD with ROCm binaries only officially supports enterprise Linux distributions while those distributions independently working to package the ROCm sources have seen mixed success. Gentoo packaging -all- ROCm packages is the first I’ve heard any major Linux distribution achieving that independent milestone.

– Much improved Gentoo support for the RISC-V architecture with more software now building for RISC-V, among other improvements.

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