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Intel Still Working On Haswell Runtime Power Management

Intel Linux developers are still working on a Haswell run-time power management feature for their open-source graphics driver.
23 November 2013 - Haswell Runtime PM

Intel Sandy Bridge OpenGL Support Lags Behind

While Intel "Sandy Bridge" graphics hardware is capable of full GL3 support, the open-source Intel Mesa graphics driver is still limiting it to OpenGL 3.1 compliance.
22 November 2013 - SNB OpenGL 3.1 - 17 Comments

Intel Linux Now Supports AMD_performance_monitor

Intel's OpenGL Mesa driver has added support for the AMD_performance_monitor extension to expose more graphics system performance characteristics.
21 November 2013 - Mesa OpenGL - 12 Comments

Mesa 9.2.3 Fixes A Number Of Bugs

Carl Worth at Intel has announced the release of Mesa 9.2.3
14 November 2013 - Mesa 9.2.3

Intel X.Org Driver Released With New Stability Fixes

The xf86-video-intel 3.0 driver is still on the way and Intel OTC's Chris Wilson has put out today its latest development release that has stability fixes, including further TearFree updates.
13 November 2013 - xf86-video-intel 3.0 - 1 Comment

Wayland-Based Chromium Browser Released

Intel's Open-Source Technology Center has done their first release of Ozone-Wayland, the new component that allows Google's Chromium web-browser to work natively on Wayland without any dependence on X.Org. Fedora and Ubuntu binaries are currently available.
11 November 2013 - Ozone-Wayland - 33 Comments

Intel Releases Updated Linux GPU Tools

For those with Intel graphics on Linux and are interested in the lower-level workings of the hardware or in testing out new code, Intel's Open-Source Technology Center has released a new version of their GPU Tools package.
6 November 2013 - intel-gpu-tools 1.5 - 9 Comments

GCC Lands Intel Cilk Plus Multi-Threading Support

Last month I wrote about the road being clear for Intel Cilk Plus landing in GCC and as of a few days ago the run-time library and Cilk spawn/sync support was finally merged.
6 November 2013 - Cilk Plus - 2 Comments

Intel Broadwell GPU Support Pushed To Mesa Git Branch

Earlier today I wrote at length about Intel open-sourcing their Broadwell graphics driver code for Linux support months ahead of the 2014 processor debut. Besides the kernel changes queued up for the Linux 3.13 kernel, the Broadwell OpenGL/3D driver support has turned up in a Mesa Git branch.
3 November 2013 - Intel Broadwell - 5 Comments

Intel Graphics To Get Another Bump In Linux 3.13

Yesterday I outlined the AMD Radeon DRM graphics changes that were queued up for the Linux 3.13 kernel that will soon be officially under development. Now for Intel Linux customers there's an overview of the Intel DRM graphics driver changes for this next kernel release cycle.
3 November 2013 - Linux 3.13 Intel DRM - 5 Comments

Intel's Mesa Driver Gets Some Exciting Changes

With Mesa 10.0 planned for release this month and to be branched from Git master this coming week, a number of exciting commits landed on Friday for Intel's open-source Mesa DRI graphics driver.
2 November 2013 - Intel Mesa - 2 Comments

Intel DRM Driver Gets Support For Multiple Power Wells

As hopefully a sign that Intel will soon be publishing their open-source graphics driver code for next year's Broadwell platform, new patches emerged today for supporting multiple power wells to be present on "upcoming hardware" out of Intel.
1 November 2013 - Power Wells - 3 Comments

OS X Mavericks Brings Not Many Performance Changes

Since last week's release of OS X 10.9 "Mavericks", I've begun benchmarking my few Apple systems to see how the performance compares over OS X 10.8. In this article are our first benchmarks of OS X Mavericks final as we look at how the performance changes for a Haswell-based 2013 MacBook Air.
29 October 2013 - OS X 10.9 - 17 Comments

VBlank Timestamping Improvements Proposed

A set of Linux kernel patches have been proposed to improve vblank time-stamping by the Linux DRM/KMS drivers. This is able to improve the precision and reliability of the KMS drivers of time-stamps for handing VBlank support.
26 October 2013 - VBlank Timestamps

Linux Power Supply Charging Framework Still Sought

Ahead of the Linux 3.13 kernel merge window in a few weeks time, Intel is seeking review of a proposed Power Supply Charging Framework for the Linux kernel.
25 October 2013 - Power Supply Charging - 1 Comment

Intel X.Org Driver Now Handles Better Tear-Free

Chris Wilson of Intel this morning released an updated xf86-video-intel X.Org driver. With this latest 3.0 pre-release comes support for TearFree on transformed outputs. There's also been other changes.
23 October 2013 - TearFree Support - 32 Comments

Core i3 Haswell Linux 3.12 Kernel Benchmarks

With our investigation into the potentially large performance changes in the Linux 3.12 kernel due to a CPUfreq change that can vastly improve the 3.12 kernel Radeon graphics performance, I also checked for Core i7 Haswell performance changes with this latest kernel. However, if using a low-end Core i3 CPU is the performance any different for 3.12? Here's test results.
22 October 2013 - Core i3 Haswell

Intel Ivy Bridge Benchmarks On Mesa 10.0 With GL 3.3

Most often when running Intel Linux graphics benchmarks these days we're using Haswell hardware since that's where the most exciting developments are now happening with it being the latest-generation Intel products. However, we routinely go back and test older generations of hardware. With it having been a while since last running Mesa benchmarks with Ivy Bridge, especially now this week Mesa 10.0 receiving OpenGL 3.3 support, it's time for some new benchmarks.
20 October 2013 - Ivy Bridge Tests - 3 Comments

Intel's Mesa Driver Is Going Faster For Unigine

Eric Anholt at Intel has a new Mesa GLSL patch to add a new pass for their compiler that decreases the number of instructions and can result in performance improvements.
19 October 2013 - Intel Mesa Driver - 8 Comments

How Intel's MIC Co-Processors Work On Linux

For those curious about how Intel's Many Integrated Core Architecture, in particular the Xeon Phi, works on Linux and can be taken advantage of for multi-threaded programming, here's a guide.
17 October 2013 - Xeon Phi

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