1. Computers
  2. Display Drivers
  3. Graphics Cards
  4. Memory
  5. Motherboards
  6. Processors
  7. Software
  8. Storage
  9. Operating Systems


Facebook RSS Twitter Twitter Google Plus


Phoronix Test Suite

OpenBenchmarking.org

Intel Beignet 0.9 Adds Bay Trail, OpenCL 1.2, Major Performance Improvements

Intel

Published on 26 June 2014 11:00 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Intel
5 Comments

Beignet, Intel's method of supporting OpenCL compute under open-source Linux on the graphics cores within their modern processors, is out with a very significant release today.

Beignet 0.9 was released today and it's a hell of an update for Intel's OpenCL open-source stack that works in conjunction with their open-source Mesa/DRM driver code. Beignet 0.9 has added full support for 4th generation Intel Core CPUs (Haswell), Intel Bay Trail HD Graphics support, significant performance improvements, compile speed improvements, support for the OpenCL 1.2 specification, runtime library support separate from the compiler back-end, updated documentation, and much more.

Just how fast is Beignet 0.9? Zhigang Gong of Intel says that the Luxmark benchmark and some OpenCV test cases are 10~20x faster than the earlier Beignet! Additionally, compile speeds of OpenCL kernels are about 30% faster. The OpenCL 1.2 specification support and new hardware enablement are also significant, though no apparent support yet for Broadwell processors.

Those wishing to learn more about Beignet 0.9 can find out about all of the changes in full via the release announcement. It's likely about time we will try benchmarking Beignet for Intel OpenCL support under Linux... With OpenCL 1.2 spec compliance, etc, it seems a step ahead of what's currently offered by the OpenCL (Clover) Gallium3D state tracker used by the Radeon and Nouveau open-source graphics drivers on Linux.

About The Author
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 .
Latest Linux Hardware Reviews
  1. Even With Re-Clocking, Nouveau Remains Behind NVIDIA's Proprietary Linux Driver
  2. The Power Consumption & Efficiency Of Open-Source GPU Drivers
  3. AMD R600g/RadeonSI Performance On Linux 3.16 With Mesa 10.3-devel
  4. Intel Pentium G3258 On Linux
Latest Linux Articles
  1. AMD Catalyst 14.6 Does Slightly Better With APITest OpenGL Tests
  2. Updated Source Engine Benchmarks On The Latest AMD/NVIDIA Linux Drivers
  3. Nouveau vs. Radeon vs. Intel Tests On Linux 3.16, Mesa 10.3-devel
  4. KVM Benchmarks On Ubuntu 14.10
Latest Linux News
  1. Belkin's WRT54G Router Successor Is Crap On The Software Front So Far
  2. QEMU 2.1 Officially Released
  3. XBMC Is Being Renamed To "Kodi"
  4. SteamOS Beta 126 Better Handles XBMC
  5. Ubuntu 14.10 Alpha 2 Released
  6. KDE 4.14 Release Candidate Ships
  7. Drivers & Drama Dominated Linux Talk In July
  8. Fedora Assembles A Security Team
  9. AMD Launches The A10-7800, The 65 Watt Kaveri
  10. Builder: A New Development IDE Being Built For GNOME
Latest Forum Discussions
  1. Grand Theft Auto Running On Direct3D Natively On Linux Shows Gallium3D Potential
  2. Updated and Optimized Ubuntu Free Graphics Drivers
  3. Linus Torvalds On GCC 4.9: Pure & Utter Crap
  4. Updated graphics drivers for Ubuntu 12.04 Precise LTS
  5. Debian + radeonsi
  6. AMD Publishes Open-Source Linux HSA Kernel Driver
  7. Open-source drivers on ATI R7 260X
  8. AMD Athlon 5350 APU On Linux