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Intel Mode-Setting Code Rework Explained

Back in August new Intel driver mode-setting code was unveiled by Daniel Vetter. Today at XDC2012 he explained this i915 KMS driver rework to the X.Org developers in Germany.

21 September 2012 - i915 mode-setting - Add A Comment
Intel Shafting Linux Users With Clover Trail: No Support

While Intel can be loved for consistently supporting their in-house products under Linux, and their Open-Source Technology Center (OTC) makes great strides at improving Linux from open-source contributions to the Mesa graphics stack to doing all sorts of kernel-level work along with major contributions to WebKit, Tizen, Wayland, and other key open-source components, they have a new blemish. It appears Intel won't be supporting their forthcoming Atom "Clover Trail" hardware under Linux.

13 September 2012 - No Clover Trail Love - 53 Comments
Intel Aims To Hit On Performance, Plans LLVM Compiler

Eric Anholt of Intel's Open-Source Technology Center had a few things to say yesterday at the 2012 GStreamer Conference about their open-source Linux graphics driver stack. Intel is aiming to hit hard on performance improvements and one of the interesting statements made is that they're now looking at moving to an LLVM-based shader compiler for a big performance win. Left 4 Dead 2 running on Mesa was also shown.

29 August 2012 - GLSL Shader Compiler - 15 Comments
Comparing Intel HD 2000/3000/4000 Linux Graphics

Following the recent Intel HD 2500 Ivy Bridge Linux graphics benchmarks, here's some more numbers that were recently collected when benchmarking the latest Linux graphics code with the Intel HD 2000/3000/4000 graphics cores when clocking the rest of the CPU to a common speed.

26 August 2012 - Performance - 1 Comment
Link-Time Optimization To Speed Up The Linux Kernel

An extensive set of patches have been published that allow the Linux kernel to be built with GCC's LTO (Link-Time Optimization) support for generating a faster Linux kernel binary but at the cost of much greater compile times.

19 August 2012 - Linux LTO - 29 Comments
Intel 2.20.4 X.Org Driver Brings More Fixes

In addition to running 2D benchmarks, Intel's Chris Wilson has been busy pushing out point releases to the xf86-video-intel 2.20 series. Generally we don't see more than one or two point releases per cycle, but now we're already up to four.

18 August 2012 - Bug-Fixes - Add A Comment
GLAMOR 0.5 Delivers Performance Improvements

GLAMOR 0.5 was released earlier this month and testing has revealed that this 2D-Over-OpenGL acceleration library is now faster but still comes up short compared to other 2D driver implementations.

18 August 2012 - GLAMOR 0.5 - 8 Comments
A Power Saving Schema For The Linux Kernel Scheduler

An Intel engineer has proposed introducing a power saving schema for CFS, the Linux kernel's default scheduler. Code hasn't been presented yet, but there's lots of discussion about this topic to improve the power efficiency of the Linux kernel scheduler.

17 August 2012 - CFS Scheduler - 4 Comments
Mesa Support For OpenGL 3.1 Core Contexts

Ian Romanick has published a set of 14 new patches today as he prepares support within Mesa for creating OpenGL 3.1 core contexts, as open-source OpenGL 3.1 support finally inches further.

8 August 2012 - Ian Romanick's Coding - 10 Comments
Intel Lists 36 Variants Of Haswell Graphics

Thanks to patches surfacing on public mailing lists on Monday that continue work on the open-source enablement of Intel Haswell graphics under Linux, we have a look at the different variants of Haswell. Somewhat surprising is that there's 36 different IDs representing the next-generation Haswell products with different flavors of integrated graphics.

7 August 2012 - PCI IDs - 15 Comments

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