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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
GCC 4.9 So Far Brings Few Intel Haswell Changes

After developing LLVM/Clang 3.4 benchmarks earlier in the week from the System76 Gazelle Professional with Core i7 "Haswell" processor, out now are benchmarks of the latest GCC 4.9 development compiler.

23 August 2013 - Intel Haswell AVX2 - 1 Comment
Intel GMA-500 DRM Driver Still Being Developed

While Intel is expected to show off their Bay Trail Atom SoCs (a.k.a. Valley View) next month that feature IvyBridge-class Intel HD graphics, the GMA-500 "Poulsbo" DRM driver is still being refined.

21 August 2013 - Poulsbo - 10 Comments
Intel's OpenCL Beignet Project Is Gaining Ground

Beignet is the controversial project to provide OpenCL/GPGPU support for modern Intel GPUs on Linux. Since the first Beignet release in April, this open-source Intel OpenCL project has been making lots of progress.

18 August 2013 - Intel OpenCL - 34 Comments
Intel's Mesa Team Has Grown About 10x In Three Years

When it comes to open-source Linux graphics drivers, Intel is the company most committed to their success. Intel exclusively offers their Linux graphics support through a fully open-source stack while AMD and NVIDIA are mostly focused on their proprietary graphics drivers. AMD does have a handful of employees devoted to their open-source driver while NVIDIA dedicates no one and leaves it up to the Nouveau community for reverse-engineering.

17 August 2013 - Intel Mesa Team - 21 Comments
Mesa 9.2-devel vs. Mesa 9.3-devel For Intel Haswell

While Mesa 9.2 hasn't even officially been released yet, with it already having been branched from its Git master code-base since last month, are there already some performance-beneficial changes living in master (Mesa 9.3-devel) worth writing home about? Here's some benchmarks.

16 August 2013 - Benchmarks - Add A Comment
Optimizing Performance For Intel OpenGL On Linux

For those OpenGL application and game developers seeking to optimize their program's performance for the Mesa hardware drivers, and more specifically the Intel HD Graphics support, here's some very useful information.

16 August 2013 - Performance Optimizations - 14 Comments
"Mega Drivers" Being Proposed For A Faster Mesa

Eric Anholt of Intel is currently working on some experimental Mesa code for shipping "Mega drivers", or building all of the Mesa/Gallium3D drivers together as a single shared object library file. There's some promise to this mega drivers concept in enhancing performance due to compiler/linker optimizations.

8 August 2013 - Mega Drivers - Add A Comment
LLVM Working On Intel AVX-512 Support

Intel developers working on the LLVM compiler infrastructure have been working on AVX-512 instruction set support in recent days. Intel AVX-512 instructions support 512-bit SIMD instructions with providing twice the number of data elements handled by AVX/AVX2 with a single instruction and four times that of SSE instructions.

5 August 2013 - AVX-512 - 11 Comments
Intel Driver Receives Haswell GT3e Performance Tuning

Another week, another xf86-video-intel graphics driver update. This latest xf86-video-intel DDX driver update brings performing tuning for the Haswell GT3e graphics core, disables triple buffering for compositors, and other changes.

4 August 2013 - xf86-video-intel - 1 Comment
Running PC-BSD/FreeBSD 9.1 On Intel's Core i7 Haswell

In the two months since the launch of Intel's Haswell processors there's been a lot of coverage on Phoronix for this latest-generation hardware under Linux, including some of Windows and OS X too, but no BSD testing yet. That has now changed with our first report of using PC-BSD / FreeBSD 9.1 on an Intel Core i7 4770K.

30 July 2013 - Intel Core i7 4770K - 3 Comments
Intel 2.21.13 Driver Fixes Performance Regressions

The xf86-video-intel 2.21.13 driver was released on Sunday by Intel's Chris Wilson. This latest Intel X.Org driver update has some performance regression fixes plus fixes the Intel X.Org driver to build on non-Linux systems.

28 July 2013 - Non-Linux Support - 17 Comments
Running PMU-Tools On Modern Intel CPUs

The open-source PMU-Tools package for Linux allows for a number of performance monitoring units / performance counters to be tapped on the latest Intel processors. PMU-Tools builds on top of the Linux kernel's perf subsystem to offer a wealth of information to developers.

28 July 2013 - PMU-Tools - Add A Comment
Intel Haswell On Linux: Updated SNA vs. UXA 2D Tests

Due to the incredible rate at which Chris Wilson has been pushing out new xf86-video-intel X.Org driver releases to optimize his "SNA" acceleration architecture, here are updated Intel Core i7 "Haswell" SNA vs. UXA 2D performance benchmarks.

19 July 2013 - 2D Acceleration - 3 Comments
Intel Ivy Bridge Graphics On The Linux 3.11 Kernel

With the Linux 3.11-rc1 release, it's time now at Phoronix to start benchmarking the Linux 3.11 kernel. The first tests to run over the weekend were of Intel Ivy Bridge graphics, where a few regressions were spotted.

15 July 2013 - Linux 3.11 - 4 Comments
VA-API Has New H.264, MPEG-2 Encoding

Intel released version 1.2.0 of libva and libva-intel-driver over the night. The updated Video Acceleration API (VA-API) now has support for MPEG-2 encoding along with new H.264 profile encoding API support.

26 June 2013 - Video Acceleration API - 8 Comments

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