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Well, this is an exciting way to start off Monday morning... Intel developers published an open-source DRM driver for Imagination Technologies PowerVR decoder hardware.
13 October 2014 - VXD392 - 14 Comments
Intel OpenCL Linux compute support has landed for the forthcoming Broadwell processors.
12 October 2014 - BDW - 2 Comments
I've been writing for a while already about the DRM graphics changes coming to Linux 3.18 even with Linux 3.17 not being quite out yet while courtesy of Intel OTC's Daniel Vetter is a comprehensive list of the i915 DRM changes to be found for the next kernel development cycle.
4 October 2014 - Linux 3.18 i915 - 1 Comment
One of the most frequent reasons we here when it comes developers not getting involved with the open-source Linux graphics driver development (or even just driver bug-fixing) comes down to the high barrier to entry due to a lack of comprehensive documentation, etc. As one step towards improving the driver documentation situation, Daniel Vetter has begun a long process of documenting the Intel (i915) DRM/KMS kernel driver.
3 October 2014 - DRM/KMS
The latest open-source component of Intel's Linux graphics driver stack receiving hardware enablement for Skylake is libdrm.
30 September 2014 - Skylake
Intel's Haihao Xiang has announced the version 1.4.0 release of the VA-API library along with the company's updated VA-API driver.
30 September 2014 - libva 1.4 - 18 Comments
Besides Radeon Gallium3D tests of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, I also did one test-run this weekend of CS:GO using Intel's "Haswell" HD Graphics with the open-source Mesa driver.
29 September 2014 - Counter-Strike: GO - 8 Comments
Earlier this month Intel published initial Skylake Linux graphics support for their DRM kernel driver. Today they have released the Mesa 3D driver support for Skylake, their next-generation architecture coming out by the end of 2015 to succeed Broadwell.
24 September 2014 - Skylake - 9 Comments
A significant patch-set was published on Saturday night that implements the driver-independent bits of OpenGL 4's ARB_tessellation_shader extension inside Mesa.
21 September 2014 - ARB_tessellation_shader - 15 Comments
Now that OpenGL geometry shaders landed for Intel Sandy Bridge hardware in Mesa and the OpenGL version bumped to 3.2, OpenGL 3.3 has arrived.
20 September 2014 - Patch - 21 Comments
For those able to spend $1000+ (USD) on a processor, the Intel Core i7 5960X is a fantastic offering that is still leaving me pleased with the performance after extensive Linux testing.
19 September 2014 - Core i7 5960X - 3 Comments
Those still running Intel "Sandy Bridge" processors with integrated HD Graphics will be ecstatic this morning that the Mesa driver has taken a leap forward.
19 September 2014 - Sandy Bridge - 8 Comments
With the Linux 3.16 kernel is Intel graphics driver support for Userptr, allows user-space to wrap up malloc'ed memory and turn them into GEM buffer objects. Besides the Intel DDX support, there's now userptr support within Mesa's DRM library.
17 September 2014 - Userptr
With the drm-next merge window for Linux 3.18 closing, Intel's open-source developers have submitted another round of changes for ultimately landing with the Linux 3.18 kernel.
16 September 2014 - Intel i915 DRM - 4 Comments
The Linux 3.17 kernel that's currently under development does provide many new features overall but for those using the Intel HD Graphics of Haswell-ULT chips, there doesn't appear to be much in the way of any performance improvements and at least no regressions. Likewise, Mesa 10.4 isn't doing too much for the Haswell hardware on the matter of frame-rates.
13 September 2014 - Benchmarks
Besides Intel publicly working on Skylake "Gen9" graphics support for Linux, Intel open-source developers are also working on other areas of Skylake hardware enablement for Linux. Work on supporting the Intel Memory Protection Extensions (MPX) that are new to the Skylake micro-architecture are still being revised for the Linux kernel and the many other operating system code-bases that need to be updated to work with this security feature.
12 September 2014 - Memory
From the Intel Developer Forum this week in San Francisco Intel has finally published a white-paper covering their "Gen 8" compute architecture.
11 September 2014 - Broadwell Compute - 2 Comments
While Intel's Skylake isn't arriving until the second half of 2015 as the successor to Broadwell, the Intel Open-Source Technology Center has already published their initial Linux enablement for Skylake with its HD Graphics "Gen 9" display hardware.
10 September 2014 - Skylake - 12 Comments
The Intel Developer Forum (IDF) is this week in San Francisco and during this morning's keynote was showing off a flip notebook based on Skylake, the successor to the yet-to-be-fully-released Broadwell.
9 September 2014 - IDF 2014 - 7 Comments
After my first X99 motherboard burned up in a strange situation, since yesterday my Core i7 5960X Haswell-E system started working wonderfully with Linux after using a different motherboard. I've been hammering the system hard for the past day and no X99/i7-5960X issues have come about (albeit I've refrained from doing any overclocking or DDR4 tweaking yet) and this high-end $1000+ (USD) CPU is running great under Linux.
9 September 2014 - Core i7 5960X - 27 Comments
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