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Ubuntu vs. Fedora vs. openSUSE vs. Clear Linux On Intel Kabylake

After running my initial Intel Kaby Lake Linux tests last week using a Core i5 MSI Cubi 2 with new "KBL" processor, which was done under Ubuntu 16.10, I turned my focus to testing a few other distributions with this newest-generation Intel processor.

14 November 2016 - Linux Distributions On Intel KBL - 14 Comments
Intel Stages More DRM Driver Changes For Linux 4.10

Two weeks back Intel submitted their first set of feature changes for Linux 4.10 to DRM-Next so that they can be staged for this next major kernel cycle. Coming in now is a second set of feature additions and other changes/improvements.

11 November 2016 - i915 Linux 4.10 - Add A Comment
The Code To Intel's New Linux Wireless Daemon Is Now Public

During this year's systemd conference there was talk of A New Wireless Daemon Is In Development To Potentially Replace wpa_supplicant. At that time the code wasn't yet public to this new open-source WiFi daemon developed by Intel, but since then the code has now opened up.

11 November 2016 - iwd.git iwdmon - 7 Comments
Intel OpenCL Beignet 1.2.1 Released

Intel's open-source team has announced the release of Beignet 1.2.1 as the newest version of their OpenCL GPU hardware implementation for Linux.

4 November 2016 - Beignet 1.2.1 - 4 Comments
Intel Sandy Bridge Graphics Haven't Gotten Faster In Recent Years

This weekend I pulled out a Core i5 powered HP EliteBook that served as Intel's Software Development Vehicle for Sandy Bridge. I hadn't touched this laptop in a long time but decided to see how the current Linux + Mesa graphics stack on Ubuntu 16.10 compares to the older Linux distributions when Sandy Bridge hardware was more relevant.

23 October 2016 - Intel Sandy Bridge - 41 Comments
Intel OpenGL vs. Vulkan Linux Benchmarks - Mesa Git + Linux 4.9

With having delivered a number of RADV Radeon Vulkan benchmarks recently, time to turn the tables to see how the Intel Vulkan driver stack is comparing to its i965 classic Mesa DRI driver. Dota 2 benchmarks up today under Ubuntu 16.10 while using Mesa 12.10-dev and Linux 4.9.

19 October 2016 - Dota 2 Benchmarks - Add A Comment
The Open-Source Intel Vulkan Linux Driver's Anatomy

Intel Open-Source Technology Center developer Jason Ekstrand presented earlier today at XDC2016 with a presentation entitled "The Anatomy of a Vulkan Driver" where he covers how he and fellow Intel developers brought up the first open-source Vulkan driver and had it ready for launch-day when Khronos formally unveiled the specification earlier this year.

22 September 2016 - XDC2016 - Intel Vulkan - 8 Comments
SLPC-Based Power Management Still Being Worked On For Intel's DRM Driver

The Single Loop Power Controller (SLPC) was an interesting addition to Skylake hardware but even with Skylake processors being out more than one year and the SLPC patches for the Intel DRM Linux driver having been out for a number of months, this GuC-based SLPC support has yet to be merged. The latest version of the patches was just published.

9 September 2016 - Single Loop Power Controller - 3 Comments
Intel Has Been Working On A Fast 2D GPU Renderer Focused On Web Content

Intel's open-source developers have been working on a GPU-based high-performance 2D renderer that can be nine times faster than Cairo's CPU-based renderer and still multiple times faster than Qt (even with OpenGL), Cairo with OpenGL, or even Google's Skia with OpenGL rendering. The focus of this new project, FastUIDraw, is ultimately for speeding up the rendering of web content and being able to accelerate all of the HTML5 canvas operations.

8 September 2016 - FastUIDraw - 21 Comments

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