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Intel Optane Memory Now Available

After talking about it for a long time, Intel Optane Memory is now officially available. A 16GB module will cost just $44 USD or $77 for a 32GB capacity.

24 April 2017 - Intel Optane Memory - 57 Comments
Little Perf Improvements & User-Defined Priority Scheduling For Intel's DRM Driver

With Chris Wilson's focus at the Intel Open-Source Technology Center seeming to have shifted in full from the never-releasing xf86-video-intel 3.0 driver -- where he was known for his massive contributions, especially to the SNA acceleration architecture -- to the DRM code, his latest work to talk about is pushing out a hefty patch series for the i915 DRM kernel code.

19 April 2017 - DRM Patches - Add A Comment
Intel Cannonlake Patches Posted For Mesa

Last week we reported on Intel Cannonlake patches for their DRM kernel driver while published today were patches for bringing up the next-generation Intel graphics within Mesa.

15 April 2017 - Intel Cannonlake Mesa - 4 Comments
Intel's Beignet Lands LLVM 4.0 Backend Support

While Intel's Beignet is a terrific project especially when it comes to being a leading open-source OpenCL implementation that works with OpenCL 2.0 on GPUs (something that can't be said for Radeon with its open-source OpenCL stack consistently lacking and Nouveau not really being usable either), the sad part of it is that Beignet is consistently slow in supporting new versions of LLVM.

13 April 2017 - Beignet + LLVM4 - Add A Comment
Intel GVT-g Updates Slated For Linux 4.12

Intel has queued changes for their GVT-g graphics driver stack for Linux 4.12, allowing some improvements around their newly-mainlined graphics virtualization tech support for running VMs with accelerated graphics capabilities.

2 April 2017 - Intel GVT - Add A Comment
Intel Turbo Boost Max 3.0 Testing On The Linux 4.11 Kernel

With the upcoming Linux 4.11 kernel release there is better support for Intel Turbo Boost Max 3.0 after originally it didn't look like this feature would be available for Linux. Under Linux 4.11, my Core i7 6800K + MSI X99A WORKSTATION box is now working with "ITMT" enabled, so here are some quick benchmarks.

31 March 2017 - TBM3 / ITMT - 2 Comments
Intel P-State Gets More Cleanups & Optimizations

Last week I wrote about Intel's Rafael Wysocki working on P-State improvements for Linux 4.12 and today he has published yet more clean-up and optimization patches for this Intel CPU frequency scaling driver alternative to ACPI CPUfreq.

28 March 2017 - pstate - 23 Comments
Intel Has More P-State Changes Coming For Linux 4.12

Tuning the P-State CPU frequency scaling driver for the Linux kernel feels like a never-ending process. While it's been around for years and continues to be refined, for some Intel CPUs on some workloads, the CPUFreq scaling driver leads to be better performance and even Intel's own Clear Linux distribution is using CPUFreq by default. With Linux 4.12, more intel_pstate revisions are taking place.

23 March 2017 - P-State Linux 4.12 - 4 Comments
Intel Does Final XenGT Release Off Old Codebase

Intel developers have done their "2016-Q4" quarterly update to XenGT for mediated graphics passthrough on Linux hosts for Intel graphics hardware. This is their last release on the old architecture now that the code began landing upstream in Linux 4.10.

17 March 2017 - Intel XenGT 2016Q4 - 1 Comment
Intel GPU Tools 1.18 Released

Intel GPU Tools 1.18 has been released as the newest version of this open-source package for assisting developers in debugging and analyzing the Intel Linux graphics driver stack.

13 March 2017 - intel-gpu-tools - Add A Comment

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