For those with some spare x86 tablet/mobile hardware around, a new test build of Android-x86 is out in the wild.
As it's been a while since last playing with Intel's Beignet project, the open-source effort to allow OpenCL compute capabilities on HD/Iris Graphics under Linux, I decided to try it out on an Ubuntu 15.10 system this weekend with a Skylake processor.
Beignet, the Intel Open-Source Technology Center project for implementing OpenCL on Linux for Intel HD/Iris Graphics, has gained some new functionality this week.
I've been meaning to pass along a bit of advice if you're trying to use Intel HD/Iris Graphics to drive a 4K display: you may need to use the Linux 4.3 kernel.
If you are curious how the Chrome OS graphics rendering pipeline works, Tiago Vignatti and Dongseong Hwang of Intel's Open-Source Technology Center has written an interesting article about how they achieve zero-copy texture uploads in Chrome OS and other details of their low-level graphics implementation.
Intel's Mesa driver is finally seeing work done to support 16x multi-sample anti-aliasing (MSAA).
Intel's Skylake audio binary-only firmware landed today within the linux-firmware Git tree.
Intel's Purley platform, which is reported as the biggest server platform advancement in a decade, isn't set to debut until 2017 but the Linux support is already in the works.
Timothy Arceri has now fully-finished up the work on ARB_arrays_of_arrays OpenGL support for the Intel Mesa driver.
Octavian Purdila of Intel has announced today the Linux Kernel Library, a.k.a. LKL, for re-using kernel code more easily in user-space.
Intel has published a new set of patches fpr speeding up AES-CBC encryption for processors having the AVX2 instruction set extension.
While Skylake processors are still extremely fresh, the Intel Open-Source Technology Center developers have already begun publishing open-source driver patches for supporting the next-generation Kabylake.
If you are an Intel Haswell ultrabook user and curious whether the Iris Graphics are any faster when switching to one of the newer versions of the Linux kernel, here are some benchmarks.
Intel's open-source Linux developers have filed their patches adding the Skylake GT4 PCI IDs so that the high-end Skylake graphics will be supported by the open-source driver.
The Core i5 6500 is an Intel Skylake CPU that's priced at $199 USD and has begun hitting retail channels. I ended up buying one for Linux benchmarking and have out my initial full Linux comparison and review tomorrow while in the article today are some early performance metrics.
The Intel China developers have released the newest point release of Beignet for open-source OpenCL acceleration on Linux for Intel HD/Iris Graphics hardware.
Daniel Vetter sent in a fresh intel-drm-next pull request today for landing more changes into DRM-Next as preparations for the Linux 4.4 kernel.
OpenGL Compute Shader support appears about ready for the open-source Intel i965 Mesa DRI driver!
Since August I've been delivering various Linux benchmarks of the Core i5 6600K "Skylake" processor, but unfortunately don't have access yet to a i7-6700K Linux box. Fortunately, thanks to the open-source Phoronix Test Suite benchmarking software and the OpenBenchmarking.org collaborative cloud component, there are already numerous result files.
Intel is getting quite close to having OpenGL ES 3.1 support with their Mesa Linux graphics driver.
One month after the Gallium3D drivers gained support for this extension, the Intel i965 driver now handles OpenGL 4.5's ARB_texture_barrier.
Shashank Sharma of Intel's Open-Source Technology Center recently published a set of twenty-three patches for implementing color management support within the DRM driver layer.
Thomas Wood at Intel has announced intel-gpu-tools 1.12 as this quarter's update to this open-source project comprised of various test cases and developer tools for the open-source Intel Linux graphics driver.
While there's been an Intel OpenGL 4.4 Windows driver available for the latest HD/Iris Graphics hardware since earlier this year, it seems out now is their first production driver release for Windows 7 / 8.1 / 10 that supports OpenGL 4.4 for all their capable hardware that includes Skylake.
For those that follow the various Linux graphics mailing lists may have noticed several updated patches today for the "soft pinning" work to the Intel open-source graphics driver.
Intel's xf86-video-intel 3.0 display driver has now been in development for two years, but it doesn't look like they are in a rush to release it before Wayland takes over the Linux desktop.
The DRM changes landed in Linux 4.3 already and we've written about the prominent changes for these kernel graphics drivers for the next Linux kernel release.
Francisco Jerez has been tackling L3 cache partitioning for the Intel DRM driver, which will yield some interesting possibilities moving forward.
Due to the Linux scheduler changes that already landed in Linux Git having a rework that potentially affects every SMP workload out there and some power management changes that affect Skylake, I decided to run some early Linux 4.3 kernel code as of Git this morning on the Core i5 6600K "Skylake" system.
As of today in Mesa Git, the royalty-free Adaptive Scalable Texture Compression (ASTC) is now supported in Mesa Git for Skylake graphics hardware.
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