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XDC2011 Chicago Recap: Open-Source Graphics, GPGPU, OpenGL 3.0

Michael Larabel

Published on 20 September 2011
Written by Michael Larabel
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A discussion over beers at XDC2011.

AMD's John Bridgman talking to some of the attendees. One of the Radeon announcements from John during the conference was that it will be a while for the Radeon OpenCL / Clover support.

I hosted a panel on Tuesday afternoon about contributing to open-source projects. See that link for the video, the slides, and other notes. Related reading is how independent developers contribute a lot to Mesa, X.Org.

Prost to those that attended the event. Special thanks also go out to Matthias Hopf for taking these photos for Phoronix during the event.

Jeremy Huddleston and Keith Packard ended the conference by talking about merging the drivers back into the X.Org Server along with a stiffer stance about avoiding regressions and delivering releases on schedule.

Other highlights from the event included: Intel Aims For Open-Source OpenGL 3.0 Driver By Year's End, word that the S3TC Patent Might Be Invalid, PathScale has an "Open" NVIDIA compute driver/run-time, and the TimeGraph presentation.

XDC/XDS 2012 is likely to be in Dublin or Nuremberg.

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Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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