Intel News Archives
Intel Acquires Creative's ZiiLabs (3DLabs)

It's been announced this morning that Intel is acquiring ZiiLabs, the subsidiary of Creative Labs that previously was 3DLabs. Intel is gaining "certain engineering resources and assets" plus licensing rights to certain ZiiLabs patents and other technologies surrounding the GPU.

21 November 2012 - Intel ZiiLabs - 12 Comments
Intel Introduces PowerClamp Driver For Linux

Linux kernel developers have created an Intel PowerClamp driver, which is an experiment with idle injection for Intel hardware to take advantage of power-efficient package-level C-states for power capping and passive thermal control. Separately, Intel RAPL (Running Average Power Limit) support is now exposed through TurboStat.

15 November 2012 - Intel PowerClamp - 1 Comment
Intel Pushes Their Linux-Friendly Xeon Phi

In addition to NVIDIA and AMD announcing new high-end server/workstation GPUs to coincide with this week's SuperComputing SC12 conference in Salt Lake City, Intel has announced new details and release information on their Xeon Phi co-processors.

13 November 2012 - Xeon Phi - 11 Comments
Intel's Haswell Introduces VECS, VEBOX

While AMD is letting go of their Linux staff responsible for new CPU enablement, there's no slowdown on the Intel side for future hardware enablement under Linux. New Haswell Linux patches were published yesterday, which also reveal a few more details about the video playback improvements to be found on these Intel processors to be introduced in 2013.

7 November 2012 - Haswell - 1 Comment
Handling Command Submission For The Intel DRM Driver

If you liked yesterday's post by Daniel Vetter of Intel's Open-Source Technology Center that covered going over the Graphics Execution Manager for memory management, today he's around with a second part that details command submission handling for the Intel open-source Linux driver.

1 November 2012 - Command Submission - Add A Comment
Haswell Video Acceleration Code Published

Just minutes after writing about how Intel keeps releasing open-source Linux code for Haswell, their next-generation hardware for 2013, they ended up pushing out their initial video acceleration (VA-API) support code.

23 October 2012 - Intel Haswell - 8 Comments
Intel Linux Driver Still Working To Address Tearing

Open-Source Intel developers have long been working towards a tear-free Linux desktop with proper vsync support. For Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge hardware there's still been some tearing issues, but they hope to soon finally have it solved.

21 October 2012 - Secure Batches - 24 Comments
ETC2 Texture Compression For Intel Is Happening

While Intel is now forcing on S3TC to be advertised for their Mesa driver by default, the ETC2 texture compression scheme holds more hope and support for it within the Intel Mesa driver is also being worked on.

20 October 2012 - ETC2 Intel - 3 Comments
Intel Mesa To Force On S3TC, Floating-Point Textures

Two patches from Intel's Ian Romanick for their open-source Mesa DRI driver will now enable S3TC extensions always plus floating-point textures. These two features previously were not enabled by default out of patent fears.

19 October 2012 - Woohoo - 20 Comments
Intel On Haswell Under Linux: "We've Screwed Up"

After the change yesterday to now hide early Intel hardware support by default to fend off early driver issues for new graphics hardware -- such as mode-setting just outright failing to work -- Intel has commented a bit more on the driver support for the forthcoming "Haswell" hardware.

18 October 2012 - Intel Haswell - Add A Comment
Intel To Hide Early Hardware Support By Default

While Intel is quick to work on enabling future hardware within their open-source graphics driver stack for Linux, the early support is often buggy and problematic on the early code before the hardware is released. Intel now intends to conceal this early hardware support -- for Valley View and Haswell right now -- behind a run-time variable for toggling the support.

17 October 2012 - Intel Haswell - 10 Comments

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