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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
Version 1.3 of intel-gpu-tools was released with "too much stuff changed", well, with 177 changes compared to the earlier release of this open-source GPU tools package for Intel hardware.
27 August 2012 - Intel GPU Tools 1.3
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
Chris Wilson has released yet another driver update in the xf86-video-intel 2.20 series.
26 August 2012 - New Update - 1 Comment
Intel's Mesa driver for Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge graphics are now officially compliant against the Khronos OpenGL ES 2.0 specification.
21 August 2012 - GLES 2.0 - 3 Comments
Version 2.1 of PowerTOP has been released with improvements for not only Intel hardware running Linux but ARM assets as well.
20 August 2012 - New Features
A set of 58 patches have been published against the Intel Linux DRM kernel driver that completely rewrites the mode-setting code for this open-source Linux graphics driver.
19 August 2012 - Intel Rewrite - 11 Comments
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
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
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
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
Coming out of SIGGRAPH 2012 is a new branch of Mesa from Intel's Open-Source Technology Center that's working on full open-source OpenGL ES 3.0 support for Intel HD hardware.
9 August 2012 - Incomplete - 2 Comments
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
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
Intel's open-source hardware enablement under Linux of next year's Haswell architecture continues. New HDMI audio patches have been published while the DisplayPort audio patches are still forthcoming.
6 August 2012 - Coding
Chris Wilson of Intel OTC put out another point release to the xf86-video-intel 2.20.x DDX driver on Saturday.
4 August 2012 - New Release - 14 Comments
Aside from the normal desktop shell for Wayland's Weston reference compositor, open-source Intel developers have resurrected work on a tablet-oriented shell for this fledging display server.
3 August 2012 - Tablet-Shell - 2 Comments
For the past several months there's been open-source driver development activities within the Linux kernel and Mesa library as it pertains to Haswell, the 2013 Intel micro-architecture to succeed this year's successful Ivy Bridge platform. There's xf86-video-intel DDX driver commits landing today pertaining to Haswell.
3 August 2012 - Haswell
Intel's Video Acceleration API (VA-API) has seen updates to its core library as well as to the Intel-specific VA-API Intel driver.
3 August 2012 - Intel - 7 Comments
Following the success of Ivy Bridge and their continued open-source contributions, Intel graphics continue to gain market-share on the Linux desktop.
2 August 2012 - OpenBenchmarking.org - 19 Comments
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