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Intel this week has released their Intel Graphics Installer 1.0.5 for Linux, which ships their 2014Q1 open-source graphics driver stack. Supported with this quarterly update is now also Ubuntu 14.04 LTS while the other primary target, Fedora, is still obviously at version 20.
16 May 2014 - Open-Source Graphics - 3 Comments
Today the NDA clears covering Intel's new Z97 and H97 chipsets, which are targeted for the Haswell-Refresh CPUs along with Broadwell CPUs later in the year.
11 May 2014 - Z97 - 12 Comments
Last month Intel announced a new, fan-less Intel NUC Kit, the DE3815TYKHE and it featured an Intel Atom E3815 SoC. While at first I immediately planned to buy one, now that they're available, I've changed my purchase order instead to another DN2820FYKH NUC Kit for Linux usage.
10 May 2014 - Linux NUC Kit - 17 Comments
Daniel Vetter of Intel's Open-Source Technology Center is presenting this week at LinuxTag 2014 about the state of their Linux kernel graphics driver.
7 May 2014 - 2014 i915 - 2 Comments
Last year on earlier versions of the Linux kernel we've uncovered performance issues around Intel's P-State / CPUfreq driver that was causing adverse performance in certain configurations. While it looked like most of the Intel CPU clocking issues were resolved in more recent versions of the Linux kernel, it looks like some Linux performance problems are present in Linux 3.14.
7 May 2014 - CPUfreq - 6 Comments
Intel Linux developers have been pursuing work on creating a DRM color manager for Linux to standardize some interfaces related to color management for the DRM GPU drivers.
7 May 2014 - DRM Color Manager - 1 Comment
For supporting Linux networking on very small embedded systems like the Intel Quark, developers at Intel are working on a lightweight networking stack to fit on such systems.
6 May 2014 - Networking - 21 Comments
For several months now Intel has been working on graphics virtualization support for their HD Graphics hardware on Linux for use by virtual machines. One of their big projects has been XenGT for mediated GPU pass-through with Xen, but here's a full rundown of what they have going for them right now.
4 May 2014 - Intel GVT - 1 Comment
Intel developers landed the bulk of the support into Mesa for supporting the GL_INTEL_performance_query extension, which should be able to assist Linux game developers and driver developers in better optimizing software/games for the open-source Linux graphics drivers.
4 May 2014 - GL_INTEL_performance_query
Eight months ago today was the first development release of xf86-video-intel 3.0, the X.Org Intel DDX driver, with support for SNA by default and XMir. While Intel reverted their plans to support XMir, this major Intel DDX driver update still hasn't surfaced.
4 May 2014 - xf86-video-intel 3.0 - 8 Comments
Intel has submitted their first drm-next pull request of the Intel Linux graphics driver changes aimed for the Linux 3.16 kernel.
28 April 2014 - Linux 3.16 - 2 Comments
The Intel P-State driver that's found in modern versions of the Linux kernel as a replacement to the older CPUfreq code is getting tuned for better performance while boasting greater power-savings.
27 April 2014 - P-State - 11 Comments
A Linux developer at Intel has proposed a new CPU load metric for power-efficient scheduling by the Linux kernel.
25 April 2014 - CPU ConCurrency - 1 Comment
Intel next week is expected to begin shipping a new NUC Kit that is fan-less and suited for "value-conscious businesses and organizations." This new NUC Kit has just a single-core "Bay Trail" processor that runs at 5 Watts but overall it looks like it could have some interesting applications if the price is right.
22 April 2014 - NUC Kit - 13 Comments
After yesterday delivering some early Linux 3.15 benchmarks using an Intel Core i7 and AMD Radeon graphics, here's some brief and RC1-stage tests looking at Intel "Haswell" HD Graphics 4600 with the new kernel.
17 April 2014 - Linux 3.15 - 5 Comments
Based upon recent open-source Intel Linux graphics driver patches, the high-end Intel Broadwell "GT3" graphics core will feature dual BSD rings for video decoding.
16 April 2014 - Video - 1 Comment
A few days ago I wrote about Intel adding Cherryview support to their Mesa 3D driver and now waking up this morning they have dropped a huge patch bomb that implements Cherryview Atom support within their DRM kernel driver. We now have a much better understanding for the Cherryview graphics hardware capabilities for when these Atom SoCs begin to ship in some months down the road.
9 April 2014 - Cherryview - 9 Comments
After yesterday's article explaining how-to upgrade the Linux kernel and Mesa/X.Org drivers on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, I ran some benchmarks from an Intel Atom E3825 Bay Trail system to see whether the newer kernel and Mesa components made a difference for the low-end, low-power hardware compared to what's being shipped by default in Ubuntu 14.04.
6 April 2014 - Intel Atom - 4 Comments
At the Intel Developer Forum in Shenzhen, China, Intel has announced Braswell as a new processor to succeed Bay Trail within low-end PCs, laptops, and Chromebooks.
3 April 2014 - Braswell - 7 Comments
Intel has lined up many exciting open-source graphics driver improvements for their DRM kernel module with the Linux 3.15 release.
1 April 2014 - Intel HD Graphics
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