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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 Driver Gains Virtual/Remote Output Support

The Intel X.Org driver has gained virtual output support to extend the local desktop with remote outputs. Simply put, this can help NVIDIA Optimus/Bumblebee users on Linux.
31 August 2013 - Intel DDX - 11 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

LLVM's LLDB Improves Remote Debugging

An Intel developer has committed an improved platform command to LLVM's debugger for improved interfacing with remote machines.
27 August 2013 - LLDB - 1 Comment

Cairo 1.12.16 Takes Care A Whole Lot Of Bugs

Beyond making a whole lot of Intel X.Org driver changes and some recent yet-to-be-merged performance improvements, Chris Wilson has put out a new release of the Cairo graphics library.
26 August 2013 - Cairo 1.12.16

Intel Has More Performance Improvements Coming

Intel has more DRM driver patches that are forthcoming to improve the graphics performance on Linux.
25 August 2013 - Performance Improvements - 1 Comment

Intel DRM Nightly Benchmarks On A Core i7 Haswell

Our latest Intel Linux graphics tests are of a Core i7 Haswell laptop with HD Graphics 4600 and testing the intel-drm-nightly kernel with the latest Intel DRM driver code being tested.
24 August 2013 - Intel DRM

Intel DDX Gains Experimental Render Node Support

Just hours after new DRM Render Node patches were published, the xf86-video-intel X.Org driver has merged experimental support for the new DRM interface.
24 August 2013 - Experimental Render Node

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 2.21.15 X.Org Driver Has PRIME, BSD Fixes

Chris Wilson has released another point update to the xf86-video-intel DDX.
21 August 2013 - xf86-video-intel 2.21.15

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

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

Intel Still Making Source Engine Performance Optimizations

For those not actively following the Mesa Git repository, there continues to be new performance-optimizing patches flowing in from Intel's developers for their open-source Linux graphics driver.
14 August 2013 - Performance Optimizations - 9 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 - 32 Comments

Intel Linux GPU Driver Patches For 4K HDMI Support

A new set of Linux GPU driver patches have emerged for allowing HDMI 4K support.
7 August 2013 - Intel Driver - 2 Comments

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

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