Intel OTC's PowerTOP utility has been around for nearly a decade for making it easy to carry out power optimization tweaks on Intel Linux systems. However, is this program still useful or are modern Linux distributions and upstream code now better optimized by default for delivering an ideal power-savings experience? As it's been a while since the last time I tried PowerTOP, I fired it up today on an Intel Haswell ultrabook running a development snapshot of Ubuntu 16.04.
To many users, Intel's codename of Bay Trail for the recent Atom SoCs would be more accurate if it was named Bay Fail.
Intel's Daniel Vetter on Friday sent in another batch of DRM-Next changes for the upcoming Linux 4.6 kernel cycle. This pull does contain some interesting open-source graphics changes for this Intel DRM driver.
Engineers at Intel's Open-Source Technology Center have implemented native, one-copy texture uploads for Chrome/Chromium OS when using Intel graphics processors.
With Clear Linux continuing to outperform other Linux distributions on Intel hardware, I was curious to see how the Intel OTC Linux distribution was performing when trying it with one of the new Xeon CPUs at our disposal for testing.
Consulting firm Igalia has been working on FP64 support within the Mesa i965 driver on the behalf of Intel. It looks like they'll soon be wrapped up with this support and that in turn means there will be OpenGL 4.0+ compliance!
After the tests this weekend of Intel Hyper Threading and core scaling with the new Intel Xeon E3 "Skylake" processor, I proceeded to do some Turbo Boost benchmarking.
As some extra benchmarks following this week's 9-Way Intel Xeon E3 v5 Skylake Benchmarks On Ubuntu Linux, some Phoronix Premium readers wanted to see how well Hyper Threading worked for these latest-generation Xeon E3 processors and the core scaling efficiency of Skylake.
A rather large DRM fixes pull request landed tonight in hoping to address graphics driver issues with Intel's latest-generation Skylake hardware.
While it doesn't yet support OpenCL 2.0/2.1, Intel Open Source Technology Center's Beignet doesn't really get the attention it deserves and sadly isn't shipping out-of-the-box on most Linux distributions.
For those curious about the performance impact between the CPUFreq and P-State scaling drivers and the different scaling governors when using an Intel Core i5 "Skylake" CPU with the latest Linux 4.5 kernel, here are some fresh benchmarks.
Intel is prepping Cannonlake processor support inside the LLVM Clang compiler.
There isn't much a better joy in life than unexpectedly finding nine Intel latest-generation (Skylake) Xeon processors at your doorstep.
Intel engineers have put out their latest OpenSWR patch series for providing Mesa with a high-performance, scalable software rasterizer.
Taking a break from all my NVIDIA Vulkan Linux testing, I decided to install the Intel Anvil Vulkan driver on my main Fedora system this morning for taking the Skylake support for a test drive.
Following this morning's long-awaited Vulkan 1.0 release with our lengthy write-up and initial thoughts, Intel has joined NVIDIA in offering a Linux driver for Vulkan.
This week a batch of Intel DRM graphics driver updates landed in DRM-Next for in turn hitting the Linux 4.6 kernel when that merge window opens in a few weeks.
Topi Pohjolainen of Intel posted a set of 23 patches today for providing compression of single-sampled color surfaces / lossless compression within the Intel Mesa driver for Skylake "Gen9" and newer.
While Haswell processors have been available for a few years now, finally work is materializing on supporting the hardware's Observation Architecture.
Intel's Open-Source Technology Center has been working on speeding up color transformations for color management on Intel Linux systems using their Beignet OpenCL implementation for Iris/HD Graphics.
Our latest Intel Skylake processor to benchmark is a Xeon E3-1270 v5 processor that boasts a boost speed of 4.0GHz.
The xf86-video-intel 3.0 DDX driver has been in development the past two and a half years without seeing an official release.
Intel has released their first new versions of XenGT and KVMGT for 2016 for GPU virtualization solutions for Xen and KVM, respectively.
While we frequently cover Beignet as Intel's open-source OpenCL driver effort for their graphics hardware, they do still continue maintaining a concurrent proprietary driver as well for their Linux customers.
If you are interested in learning about Intel's GEN Assembly for being able to optimize and debug OpenCL kernels running on Intel's graphics hardware, there's a new Intel Developer Zone post explaining their Assembly.
Intel Open-Source Technology Center developer Ben Widawsky has written a blog post about frequency handling within the i915 DRM driver.
An Intel engineer yesterday published the initial experimental patch-set for implementing GuC-based Single Loop Power Controller (SLPC) support.
Beginning with Skylake and Broxton hardware, Intel began requiring firmware blobs as part of their open-source graphics driver stack. This binary firmware is continuing forward with the next-generation Kabylake processors.
If you are interested in the Intel NUC6i3SYK with its Core i3 Skylake CPU, benchmarks have been published on OpenBenchmarking.org.
While we've already been writing at length about the DRM graphics driver changes you will be able to find with the Linux 4.5 kernel, here's a nice overview of the Intel-specific i915 DRM graphics changes for this next version of the Linux kernel.
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