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Intel Valley View Still Being Tuned For Linux

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

Google's Already Working On Haswell Chromebooks

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

Intel 2.21.5 Driver Brings Fixes For Haswell, GLAMOR

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

Five Years Later, Intel Poulsbo Is Still A Linux Mess

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

Intel Working On OpenGL Robustness Support

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

Intel Puts Out New THP Cache Code For Linux Kernel

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

Intel Continues Advancing OpenGL GLSL Support

Intel Open-Source Technology Center developers continue advancing support for the OpenGL Shading Language. Their latest work is on supporting Interface Blocks for GLSL 1.50.
12 March 2013 - Interface Blocks - 9 Comments

Intel Delivers Innovations Atop Google's Android

Intel has released their own spin of Google's Android operating system with some features not yet found in the upstream open-source Android project.
12 March 2013 - Intel Android - 11 Comments

Intel Comes Up With A Linux Graphics Driver Installer

To make it easier to update your open-source Intel Linux graphics driver, Intel's Open-Source Technology Center has come out with a "Graphics Driver Installer" for this open-source stack, but will it work?
11 March 2013 - Intel Installer - 19 Comments

Intel Releases LLVM IR SDK Plug-In For Eclipse

Intel announced the first version of an LLVM IR SDK. The LLVM IR SDK is comprised of an LLVM IR editor plug-in for the Eclipse Integrated Development Environment.
11 March 2013 - Intel LLVM IR SDK - 3 Comments

Intel Has New Open-Source GPU Code For Testing

For those Intel Linux customers living on the bleeding edge, their open-source graphics driver team has some new code available for testing.
8 March 2013 - Graphics - 2 Comments

Intel GPU Benchmarks On Linux 3.9-rc1 Kernel

For our first benchmarks from the early Linux 3.9 kernel are some initial Intel graphics benchmarks to look for any changes affecting Sandy Bridge owners with the updated Intel DRM driver.
4 March 2013 - Sandy Bridge - 1 Comment

GLX_MESA_query_renderer Extension Published

After talking about it for months with numerous software developers, game studios, and other stakeholders, Ian Romanick of Intel has published his initial specification on GLX_MESA_query_renderer, a new GLX extension (and coming to EGL too) for helping ISVs (and namely games) better understand the system they're running on.
1 March 2013 - Ian Romanick - 6 Comments

Intel Mesa Driver Now Has GL 3.2 Multisample Textures

The Intel Mesa DRI driver now supports GL_ARB_texture_multisample. The OpenGL multi-sample textures support is mandated by OpenGL 3.2.
1 March 2013 - OpenGL 3.2 - 5 Comments

SNA Sandy Bridge Is Quick To Beat UXA Too

There were huge SNA performance gains on Ironlake over UXA in the most recent testing that happened last night. Curious to see how the SNA 2D acceleration architecture is working for Sandy Bridge graphics hardware, for which it was originally intended, here are some new benchmarks.
27 February 2013 - SNA Acceleration - 21 Comments

SNA Delivers Huge Gains Over UXA For Intel "Gen5"

Chris Wilson's continued work on the SNA acceleration architecture is really beginning to pay off. In the latest SNA vs. UXA benchmarks for this 2D acceleration back-end to Intel's Linux graphics driver, SNA is delivering some heavy advantages.
27 February 2013 - Intel SNA - 10 Comments

Intel X.Org Driver Gets Hand-Tuning For SSE4, AVX2

Chris Wilson at Intel has begun hand-tuning his SNA acceleration architecture within the Intel X.Org driver in order to take advantage of modern CPU instruction set extensions.
26 February 2013 - Intel DDX - 18 Comments

Intel Releases "CloverTrail+" Atom SoCs For Android

With Mobile World Congress kicking off today, Intel has announced the release of their "CloverTrail+" Atom SoC. The high-end CloverTrail+ chip is the Atom Z2580.
25 February 2013 - CloverTrail+ - 9 Comments

Intel Sandy Bridge Now Has OpenGL ES 3.0

Intel's latest-generation "Ivy Bridge" processors with integrated graphics have already had OpenGL ES 3.0 support when using Mesa 9.1 with recent Linux kernel releases, but now the "Sandy Bridge" processors will advertise OpenGL ES 3.0 support too.
23 February 2013 - OpenGL ES 3.0 - 14 Comments

Intel 2.21.3 X.Org Graphics Driver Released

The xf86-video-intel 2.21.3 X.Org driver update is now available with a couple of bug-fixes.
20 February 2013 - Bug-Fixes - 7 Comments

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