Intel News Archives
Haswell's Resource Streamer Still Being Poked On Linux

Patches are still baking to enable the use of Haswell's Resource Streamer by the open-source Intel Linux graphics driver. The resource streamer that's new to Haswell processors have the ability of accelerating certain commands that otherwise take time on the CPU.

9 October 2013 - Resource Streamer - Add A Comment
Intel Core i7 4960X "Ivy Bridge-E" Is A Beauty On Linux

The Core i7 4960X Extreme Edition processor is Intel's new $1000+ CPU built atop their "Ivy Bridge" architecture and features six physical cores plus Hyper Threading. The i7-4960X is running at 3.6GHz with a 4.0GHz Turbo Frequency and is all around a super-fast processor. Under Linux, the performance is fantastic and it runs great on modern Linux distributions.

5 October 2013 - Core i7 4960X - Add A Comment
Intel Merges HDMI Stereo/3D, New Code

Intel has already queued up a fair amount of changes for their DRM graphics driver in the yet-to-be-started Linux 3.13 kernel, but there's even more work ahead. A new set of patches were pushed into the Intel DRM driver's kernel testing branch with a lot of "cool stuff" according to its developers.

4 October 2013 - Linux 3.13 Fun - 2 Comments
SNA Continues To Be Far Better Than UXA, GLAMOR

Intel's Chris Wilson has shared new performance data of UXA vs. GLAMOR vs. his prized SNA acceleration architecture for Intel 2D acceleration on the Linux desktop. To no incredible surprise, SNA is far better than UXA and GLAMOR for an Intel Iris Pro 5200 graphics processor.

1 October 2013 - SNA Benchmarks - 26 Comments
Intel Is Still Working On Linux Power Capping

It's been a while since last hearing anything from Intel engineers about their proposed Power Capping Framework or Running Average Power Limit driver for the Linux kernel, but that changed today. New patches have been released for the power monitoring and limiting kernel code.

19 September 2013 - Intel Power Use - Add A Comment
Intel Finally Releases Updated GPU Tools

It's been a while since Intel last updated their open-source GPU Tools package, but they have now put out the intel-gpu-tools 1.4 release along with a commitment to push out new releases on a quarterly basis.

17 September 2013 - Intel GPU Tools 1.4 - 3 Comments
Intel Bay Trail / Silvermont Linux Hardware Support

In the months ahead there's going to be a variety of tablets, 2-in-1 devices, and other low-power systems running off Intel Atom Bay Trail / Silvermont SoCs that were announced yesterday. While the new Atoms are exciting for their use of in-house HD Graphics and low-power design, how's the Linux support?

12 September 2013 - Intel Linux Hardware - 2 Comments
Intel Formally Launches Bay Trail (a.k.a. "Valley View")

It's IDF week in San Francisco and Intel has formerly unveiled their Bay Trail SoCs. The forthcoming low-power Intel hardware has what's got excited in recent months on the mobile/tablet front since it features in-house Intel HD graphics over licensed graphics IP from Imagination and their PowerVR family.

11 September 2013 - Bay Trail - Add A Comment
Luc Verhaegen Comments On Intel/Mir Politics

Luc Verhaegen, the former RadeonHD graphics driver developer at SUSE and now working on the Lima project for reverse-engineering ARM Mali graphics, has shared his thoughts on the recent developments surrounding Intel backing out their XMir driver support.

10 September 2013 - Luc's Thoughts - 59 Comments
Intel Still Working On HDMI Stereo 3D Support

Going back to last year Intel Linux developers have been working on Stereo 3D support for their graphics driver. The support is still a work-in-progress but the code is now up to its third revision.

6 September 2013 - Intel 3D - 1 Comment
Beignet OpenCL Starts Working On Mesa GL Sharing

Beignet is an OpenCL Intel IvyBridge/Haswell implementation that's developed at Intel and using a new code-base not based upon Mesa/Gallium3D like the other hardware vendors are doing for their open-source GPU compute strategy. The Beignet developers are now working on making it possible to properly share GL buffers with the Intel Mesa driver.

6 September 2013 - Beignet - 1 Comment
Intel Trying Again For RC6 Power Savings On Ironlake

If you are an owner of Intel "Ironlake" generation hardware, there is still some good open-source Linux graphics driver news. Intel developers have addressed hardware context support for Ironlake Linux graphics and will be re-attempting to enable RC6 power-savings support.

5 September 2013 - Intei Ironlake - Add A Comment
Intel DRM-Next Haswell Performance Benchmarks

For those curious whether Intel's queued up driver changes for landing in the Linux 3.12 kernel offer much in the way of better performance, for at least common Intel HD Graphics systems it doesn't appear that way.

5 September 2013 - Linux 3.12 - 1 Comment
Intel 3.0 Linux Driver To Enable SNA, Support XMir

Chris Wilson has tagged the xf86-video-intel 2.99.901 open-source Intel Linux hardware graphics driver today after making two significant changes: SNA will become the default 2D acceleration method and Canonical's XMir is now supported by the mainline driver.

4 September 2013 - xf86-video-intel 3.0 - 30 Comments
Linux 3.12 Enables Haswell's Iris eLLC Cache Support

The Intel Haswell processors with Iris Pro 5200 "GT3e" graphics sports 128MB of embedded DRAM for maximizing the Intel graphics performance. With the Linux 3.12 kernel, this "eLLC cache" is being enabled in full plus other Intel DRM driver changes for benefiting Intel Linux customers.

2 September 2013 - Haswell eLLC - 5 Comments
Intel 520 Series SSD Benchmarks On Ubuntu Linux

For those curious about the performance of Intel's 520 Series Serial ATA 3.0 solid-state drives under Linux, here are a couple open-source disk performance benchmarks comparing the 120GB Intel SSDSC2CW12 to a few other HDD/SSDs.

29 August 2013 - Intel 520 Series - 12 Comments
Intel Already Begins Thinking About Linux 3.13 Kernel

The Linux 3.11 kernel hasn't even been released yet, at which point the Linux 3.12 kernel merge window will then open, but Intel's Open-Source Technology Center is already busy at work on features not likely to land until Linux 3.13.

24 August 2013 - Linux 3.12 - 1 Comment

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