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A Deep Look Into GPUs & Linux Graphics Drivers

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Published on 07 December 2012 03:26 PM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in Free Software
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Martin Peres, the developer who has been a longstanding contributor to the Nouveau graphics driver project, delivered two presentations at a recent French Linux event where he provided an introduction to graphics processors and the Linux graphics driver stack. The second talk focused upon GPUs and Linux drivers in much greater detail.

For those interested in checking out the slides, the slides are available for the Introduction to GPUs and to the Linux Graphics Stack and A Deeper Look Into GPUs and the Linux Graphics Stack. There are also video recordings available from the two Linux graphics talks but they are not currently available and the talk itself was in French.

The in-depth Linux GPU presentation has 75 slides covering everything from driving displays and host to GPU communication down to driver details like graphics buffer management and then other Linux software components like X11 and Wayland.

These two GPU talks happened last month during the capitole du Libre 2012 conference in Toulouse, France.

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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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