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Intel Beignet Open-Source OpenCL Support Is Getting Better

Beignet as the open-source project to provide Intel OpenCL support that works with Intel's open-source Linux graphics driver stack is beginning to show signs of maturity and progress so that Intel Linux desktop users can finally begin exploiting the GPGPU potential of their hardware.

27 May 2014 - Beignet - 2 Comments
Intel Iris Graphics With Linux 3.15 & Mesa 10.3-devel

Following the benchmarks I posted this morning showing Intel Haswell graphics having some OpenGL slowdowns with the newer Mesa graphics driver code, I tested a sharply different Haswell system to see if the performance differential was also to be found on this Intel ultrabook with Iris Graphics 5100...

25 May 2014 - Iris Graphics 5100 - Add A Comment
Gigabyte's Z97-HD3 Z97 Motherboard Is Running Well On Linux

As I wrote about when Intel launched the Z97 chipset earlier this month in preparation for the Haswell Refresh and Broadwell CPUs, the Linux compatibility for the new motherboards powered by the Intel 9-Series chipsets should be in good shape. One of the motherboards I have been testing since then is the Gigabyte Z97-HD3.

24 May 2014 - Intel Z97 - 6 Comments
Intel Lines Up More Graphics Changes For Linux 3.16

We're still a few weeks away from the release of the Linux 3.15 kernel but open-source Intel developers have already sent in another drm-next pull request to land more of their kernel graphics driver changes for Linux 3.16.

16 May 2014 - intel-drm-next - 3 Comments
Intel Linux Graphics Installer 1.0.5 Has 2014Q1 Support

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
Intel Launches The Z97 Chipset

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
I Lost Interest With Intel's New, Fan-Less Bay Trail NUC

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
Intel P-State Driver Might Still Be Causing Wonky Linux Performance

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 Pushes Their Graphics Virtualization Capabilities

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
Mesa Now Supports Intel's Performance Query Extension

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 - Add A Comment
Eight Months Later, Intel X.Org 3.0 Driver Still In Development

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 Is Launching An Interesting Bay Trail NUC Next Week

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
Intel Haswell Graphics Benchmarks From Linux 3.15

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
Intel Publishes Full Linux Driver Support For Cherryview

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
Running Linux 3.14 + Mesa 10.2 With Intel's Bay Trail On Ubuntu

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

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