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Intel Mesa 3D Driver Gets Some Performance Tweaks

At least three commits seeking to improve the performance of Intel's open-source 3D/OpenGL Mesa driver were merged on Monday.
29 April 2013 - Intel Mesa

Intel Brings OpenGL 2.0/2.1 To Classic i915 Mesa Driver

While there's been talk recently of defaulting the Intel i914/i945 hardware support to using Gallium3D rather than the longstanding classic i915 Mesa DRI driver, some new features were just introduced into the i915 classic world.
29 April 2013 - i915 Driver - 12 Comments

Intel Linux Driver Gets Support For New Haswell IDs

Support for the "reserved" Haswell PCI IDs were added to the Intel Linux graphics driver.
27 April 2013 - Haswell IDs

Intel Sandy/Ivy Bridge Gallium3D Driver Merged

The modern Gallium3D graphics driver for supporting Intel Sandy Bridge "Gen6" and Ivy Bridge "Gen7" graphics has been merged into mainline Mesa!
26 April 2013 - Intel Gallium3D - 27 Comments

VA-API Updated, Now Works With GStreamer 1.0

The GStreamer VA-API plug-ins have been updated with support for the GStreamer 1.0.x API.
19 April 2013 - VA-API Fun - 1 Comment

Intel Graphics Will Change In The Linux 3.10 Kernel

The Linux 3.10 kernel that's soon entering development will feature a fair number of graphics driver changes.
19 April 2013 - Linux 3.10 - 12 Comments

Intel Does Fast Math With MKL On Linux

Intel's Integrated Performance Primitives (IPP) and their Math Kernel Library (MKL) provide for very fast math operations with modern processors.
18 April 2013 - Intel MKL - 9 Comments

Intel i915 Gallium3D Driver Might Become The Default

In the discussion about mainlining the new Intel Gallium3D driver for Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge processors, the long-standing i915 Gallium3D driver for older Intel hardware was brought out. It turns out that this driver might replace the classic i915 Intel driver as the new default.
17 April 2013 - i915g - 18 Comments

Intel Releases NumaTOP 1.0 Tool

Intel's Open-Source Technology Center has done their inaugural release of NumaTOP.
17 April 2013 - NumaTOP

Intel Enables Mesa Support For Bay Trail / Valley View

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

More Criticism Comes Towards Intel's Beignet OpenCL

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

Linux Gets IDed For Intel's "Harris Beach" Ultrabook

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

Intel Makes First Release Of Linux OpenCL Project

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

LLVM Advances Tool To Auto-Convert Code To C++11

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

Intel Mesa Driver Gets HiZ Support For Haswell

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

Intel Driver Update Supports OpenBSD KMS

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

Intel Linux Driver Brings In Better Overclock Support

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 Releases New "RAPL" Linux Driver Code

Intel has introduced a "Running Average Power Limit" Linux kernel driver for their platforms.
2 April 2013 - RAPL Power - 1 Comment

Ivy Bridge Doesn't Change Much With Modern Kernels

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

"Substantial Progress" With Mesa Geometry Shaders

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

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