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Some Video Acceleration API updates are coming down the pipe.
22 May 2015 - VA-API
David Airlie has pulled Intel's latest batch of changes into DRM-Next that they've been queuing up for merging into the Linux 4.2 kernel.
19 May 2015 - Intel DRM-Next
Back in April Intel enabled the NIR IR by default within their Mesa driver but initially only for fragment shaders. Intel has now enabled NIR usage by default for vertex shaders within their i965 DRI driver.
19 May 2015 - GEN8+ VS
While writing this morning about Intel Cherryview support being added to Beignet, I also noticed Intel developers have been quietly fleshing out OpenCL 2.0 support for Linux.
13 May 2015 - OpenCL 2
Intel's been working on open-source Linux support for Cherryview for more than one year while finally one of the last pieces of the hardware enablement puzzle has landed: OpenCL support for Cherryview.
13 May 2015 - Cherryview Beignet OpenCL
Intel's Open-Source Technology Center continues to hire new developers for working on their Linux graphics stack. Back in 2013, Intel had 20~30 full-time Linux graphics driver developers and since then that number has only risen.
11 May 2015 - Canonical / Ubuntu Developer
Another OpenGL 4 extension is nearing completion within the open-source Mesa software library. The extension t his time is ARB_shader_image_load_store, which is needed for OpenGL 4.2 compliance.
28 April 2015 - ARB_shader_image_load_store - 13 Comments
One of the big extensions of OpenGL 4.3 and also a requirement of OpenGL ES 3.1 is support for compute shaders. While the work isn't complete yet, Intel's open-source developers are making progress on GL_ARB_compute_shader support.
27 April 2015 - Intel Mesa CS - 9 Comments
The new Phoronix.com web server is speeding along this weekend after its deployment. Here's a look in the performance difference.
26 April 2015 - Sandy Bridge vs. Haswell - 8 Comments
While the big ACPI and power management changes were sent in more than one week ago for the Linux 4.1 kernel, another batch of ACPI/PM work was sent in this weekend. One of these last-minute changes should end up significantly benefiting the performance of modern Intel Atom Bay/Cherry Trail SoCs.
26 April 2015 - P-State Tweaking
With the release of Ubuntu 15.04 coming this week I've been busy running some fresh comparison benchmarks between the "Vivd Vervet" and former versions of Ubuntu Linux. For Intel HD Graphics users, in this article are two quick results showing how the performance of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Team Fortress 2 has improved on the open-source Intel Linux graphics driver over the past six months between Ubuntu 14.10 and 15.04.
21 April 2015 - Ubuntu 15.04 vs. 14.10 - 2 Comments
The Intel Windows driver is up to supporting the OpenGL 4.4 specification while the company's open-source Linux graphics driver still doesn't yet fully support OpenGL 4.0.
20 April 2015 - Windows OpenGL 4.4 - 23 Comments
Turbostat, the open-source Intel program for reporting processor frequency and idle statistics along with other Intel-specific CPU information, will see a few improvements with Linux 4.1.
19 April 2015 - Turbostat
For those interested in XenGT as Intel's form of mediated GPU pass-through support on Linux, the newest quarterly update has surfaced.
10 April 2015 - Intel XenGT Graphics Passthrough
Chris Wilson of Intel's Open-Source Technology Center hasn't yet managed the xf86-video-intel 3.0 DDX release, but over in kernel-space, he's just published a set of 70 new DRM patches for the Intel kernel driver.
7 April 2015 - 70 Patch Bomb - 3 Comments
There's more improvements in Mesa Git to talk about this week for Intel open-source customers, including those still on older "Gen4" graphics hardware.
7 April 2015 - Intel Shader, SIMD16 Work - 3 Comments
Daniel Vetter of Intel today sent in more code for DRM-Next that in turn will be merged for the Linux 4.1 kernel. It was also signaled that the initial hardware enablement of the graphics processor on Intel's upcoming "Broxton" SoC might happen for this next version of the Linux kernel.
31 March 2015 - Intel Broxton
Intel Linux developers have landed a lot of Broadwell enablement code into Coreboot.
27 March 2015 - Broadwell Coreboot - 10 Comments
Intel is planning to enable the NIR intermediate representation by default within their open-source Mesa Linux graphics driver.
19 March 2015 - Intel NIR - 8 Comments
Intel previously committed an H.265 / HEVC video decoding API to the video acceleration VA-API interface. The Intel VA-API developers have now complemented that by adding a HEVC encode API to this open-source GPU-based video acceleration library.
19 March 2015 - H.265 Encode - 6 Comments
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