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.
While Intel has already supported OpenCL 2.0 on Windows, under Linux the current Beignet project for open-source OpenCL is still limited to the 1.2 specification. Fortunately, in recent weeks the OpenCL 2.0 branch has seen some new activity.
Intel has committed all of the PCI IDs to Mesa and libdrm for the graphics processors of their next-generation Kabylake hardware.
Back on Christmas was news of patches for implementing tessellation shader support for Intel Ivy Bridge and Haswell graphics hardware after support had already landed for Broadwell and newer within the Mesa driver. Support for those older generations is now present in Mesa.
A few days ago Intel landed OpenGL tessellation support in their open-source driver as required by OpenGL 4. However, this initial implementation was limited to support Intel's Broadwell hardware and newer. With new patches, that is now changing.
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