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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
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

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