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Intel News Archives

Linux 3.14 Officializes Broadwell, Deprecates Legacy UMS

As usual, Intel's preparing to land a lot of exciting changes within the Linux 3.14 kernel as soon as its merge window opens in the coming days.
16 January 2014 - Intel Linux 3.14 DRM

Intel Brings ETC Texture Compression To The Desktop

Intel Broadwell is bringing support for OpenGL ETC texture compression and it's already supported by the latest Mesa graphics driver code.
14 January 2014 - ETC Texture Compression - 1 Comment

Intel MPX Memory Protection Still Baking For Linux

Intel Linux developers are still working to land Memory Protection Extensions (MPX) support into the mainline Linux kernel for this new feature coming to Skylake.
11 January 2014 - Intel MPX

Testing Out Intel's DRM-Next Code For Linux 3.14

Covered yesterday on Phoronix were some of the Intel DRM driver improvements for Linux 3.14 and it just so happens this week I did some early, quick testing of some of the Intel's graphics driver changes done for this next kernel.
9 January 2014 - drm-next - 1 Comment

Linux 3.13 Kernel About To Land In Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Canonical is prepraring to land their first 3.13-based Linux kernel into the archive for the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS "Trusty Tahr" release.
8 January 2014 - Linux 3.13 - 1 Comment

Intel Driver Picks Up More Improvements In Linux 3.14

The Intel DRM graphics driver will again have another round of features and improvements with the Linux 3.14 kernel.
8 January 2014 - Intel Linux 3.14 - 1 Comment

Intel Gallium3D Driver Gets HiZ, Other Changes

The "ILO" Gallium3D driver that supports modern generations of Intel HD Graphics now has support for the performance-boosting HiZ and has seen other changes in the newest Mesa Git activity.
8 January 2014 - ILO Gallium3D

Intel X.Org Driver Gets Fixes, Broadwell Acceleration

Besides publishing their Haswell hardware documentation, coming out of Intel's Open-Source Technology Center today is the latest Intel 3.0 X.Org driver development release.
30 December 2013 - Intel Broadwell - 1 Comment

Intel Releases A Boatload Of Haswell Documentation

As an extra holiday present for Linux and open-source fans, Intel has quietly released a large batch of new programming documentation that covers their latest-generation Haswell graphics cores. The new "programmer's reference manuals" cover the 2013 Haswell HD Graphics, Iris Graphics, and Iris Pro Graphics. This massive batch of documentation is spread across twelve volumes and does document their hardware registers.
30 December 2013 - Haswell Graphics - 9 Comments

Intel's Beignet OpenCL Is Still Slowly Baking

While Intel's open-source OpenGL Linux driver improved a lot in 2013, sadly not advancing as much is the Intel OpenCL Linux driver for GPGPU support.
24 December 2013 - Intel LInux OpenCL - 3 Comments

Intel Broadwell Support Continues To Land For Linux

Intel Broadwell support continues to be tidied up within the Intel Mesa DRI and DRM kernel drivers to hopefully make for a smooth launch of Intel's next-generation processors within a few months time.
21 December 2013 - Intel Broadwell

Dynamic Refresh Rate Switching For Intel's DRM Driver

A patch-set has been published that provides Dynamic Refresh Rate Switching (DRRS) support for Intel's DRM Linux graphics driver.
18 December 2013 - Intel DDRS - 6 Comments

Linux Kernel Support For Intel Processor Trace (Intel PT)

Patches were published last week that enable support for the Intel Processor Trace extension within the Linux kernel's perf sub-system.
16 December 2013 - Intel Processor Trace

Intel Linux Power Regression Still Being Worked On

A few days back I wrote about an Intel Linux developer finding a 50 Watt power regression within the kernel since the 3.10 release. At first it looked like it might be easily solved, but the issue is still being investigated and Intel hardware engineers are now getting involved in the matter.
12 December 2013 - Still Outstanding - 12 Comments

New AVX/AVX2 Crypto Code For The Linux Kernel

A set of Intel developers have worked out a new set of AVX and AVX2 routines for the Linux kernel to enhance additional crypto functionality for better performance.
12 December 2013 - Crypto Performance - 5 Comments

Intel Broadwell Support Commited To X.Org Driver

Published in early November was the initial Intel Broadwell graphics hardware support that was merged into the mainline Linux 3.13 kernel. This afternoon, initial Intel Broadwell support has been merged into the xf86-video-intel X.Org graphics driver.
11 December 2013 - xf86-video-intel Broadwell

Intel Developer Finds 50 Watt Power Regression In Linux

An Intel Linux kernel developer has discovered that since the Linux 3.10 kernel one of his powerful Xeon-based systems is going through 50 Watts more energy while idling than on pre-3.10 kernels. This power regression could affect smaller systems too, but fortunately the issue has been bisected and an investigation is in process.
8 December 2013 - Idle Loop Troubles - 21 Comments

Intel PPGTT Called Upon For Pulling Into The Kernel

Ben Widawsky has been working on PPGTT support for a while now with the open-source Intel Linux graphics driver and he's now called upon for the support to be pulled into the next kernel release.
7 December 2013 - PPGTT Graphics

Choosing A 2013 Laptop/Ultrabook For Linux

Yesterday I ended up buying a new Intel ultrabook for Linux testing at Phoronix. Here's the hardware that will soon be featured in some new Linux benchmarks, plus my reasoning for going with this ultrabook and other thoughts on some of the laptops/ultrabooks this holiday season.
30 November 2013 - Intel Ultrabook - 13 Comments

Intel Makes Major Zlib Performance Improvements

Intel's Open-Source Technology Center has prepared a set of thirteen patches against Zlib to sharply improve the deflate performance.
26 November 2013 - Zlib Deflate Performance - 7 Comments

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