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Intel has now officially enabled support for their next-generation Bay Trail (a.k.a. Valley View) platform within their open-source i965 Mesa graphics driver.
16 April 2013 - PCI IDs - 2 Comments
Yesterday was marked by the first release of Beignet, an open-source Linux OpenCL solution for Intel Ivy Bridge hardware, however it has drawn criticism by open-source developers.
16 April 2013 - Beignet - 5 Comments
Harris Beach is Intel's compelling Software Development Platform/Vehicle for Haswell in the form of an ultra-thin ultrabook.
16 April 2013 - IDed - 19 Comments
While Intel has previously shipped its OpenCL SDK for Linux and Windows, this SDK is closed-source and on Linux was limited to compute support only on the processor rather than any graphics support with Ivy Bridge and newer hardware. Fortunately, Intel has finally managed to put out a first release of Beignet, an open-source Linux project that supports OpenCL.
15 April 2013 - Intel - 24 Comments
For several months Intel developers have been working on a tool that allows for source-to-source automated conversions of C++ code into C++11 compliant code.
15 April 2013 - Intel - 1 Comment
If running the latest stable components powering the Intel Linux graphics driver (namely the Linux kernel, Mesa, and xf86-video-intel), the open-source graphics support for the forthcoming Haswell processors should be in fairly good shape. However, like Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge, it will take some time before the Linux graphics driver is fully-optimized. Fortunately, there's another newly-enabled Haswell feature to report within Mesa.
10 April 2013 - Intel Haswell - 3 Comments
The xf86-video-intel 2.21.6 driver has been released, which among other changes, supports kernel mode-setting on OpenBSD.
6 April 2013 - OpenBSD KMS
Introduced last month was the ability to overclock Intel graphics under Linux while presented hours ago is a new Intel Linux kernel driver patch to provide better GPU overclocking support.
3 April 2013 - Intel Linux Overclocking - 7 Comments
Intel has introduced a "Running Average Power Limit" Linux kernel driver for their platforms.
2 April 2013 - RAPL Power - 1 Comment
For those wondering whether Intel "Ivy Bridge" hardware is still being made faster with each succeeding Linux kernel release, here are benchmarks from an Intel Ultrabook looking at the Ivy Bridge performance on recent kernel releases going up to the yet-to-be-out Linux 3.9 kernel.
30 March 2013 - Linux 3.9 Kernel - 4 Comments
Open-source Intel developers have advanced their OpenGL geometry shaders work for Mesa, namely for the Intel DRI driver, and call it "substantial progress and definitely a reason to celebrate." This important GL3 feature is nearing a working state but there's still some work ahead before it will be merged.
29 March 2013 - Geometry Shaders
While Left 4 Dead 2 still hasn't been released to the general Linux gaming public, it's coming. Intel open-source developers are also continuing to work on optimizing the Source Engine game for their Linux graphics driver.
29 March 2013 - Left 4 Dead 2 - 11 Comments
Fenrus Linux is a new Linux distribution being led by a well known Intel Linux developer. Goals of Fenrus Linux include focusing upon an optimal developer experience rather than world domination and also maximizing the performance and power management of the open-source operating system.
24 March 2013 - Fenrus Linux - 55 Comments
The Intel Linux graphics driver should now work better when overclocking your Intel graphics core thanks to a new Linux kernel patch.
24 March 2013 - Intel Overclocking - 15 Comments
The drm-intel-testing Git branch has been updated with new code that's ready for testing and eventual merging into the Linux 3.10 kernel.
23 March 2013 - Intel Valley View
Intel hasn't yet even released their Haswell processors to the general public for use within notebooks, ultrabooks, and desktops, but Google engineers are already hard at work on prepping Haswell Chromebooks.
22 March 2013 - Intel Haswell - 8 Comments
The xf86-video-intel 2.21.5 DDX driver was released this morning with a handful of fixes by Chris Wilson for the Intel X.Org driver.
21 March 2013 - xf86-video-intel
Next month marks five years already since Intel released their Atom "Silverthorne" processors for netbooks and nettops in conjunction with the Intel "Poulsbo" SCH bearing PowerVR-derived GMA 500 graphics. To this day, aging Intel hardware with PowerVR-based graphics continue to be a big problem for the Linux desktop.
15 March 2013 - Silverthorne - 23 Comments
Mika Kuoppala of Intel OTC has published a set of 16 i915 Intel DRM kernel driver patches as they work to enable ARB_robustness support for their open-source Linux graphics driver.
14 March 2013 - Mika Kuoppala
Kirill Shutemov of Intel has published his second version of the work that's going on for Transparent Huge Page (THP) Cache support within the Linux kernel.
14 March 2013 - Transparent Huge-Page
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