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    Phoronix: Intel Turning Their Gaussian & Neural Accelerator Into A DRM Driver

    Found with Intel mobile SoCs since Ice Lake is their Gaussian and Neural Accelerator "GNA" that has been supported by an out-of-tree Linux driver while over the past year Intel engineers have been working to upstream an Intel GNA Linux driver into the mainline kernel. They have most recently been adapting this GNA driver to become a Direct Rendering Manager (DRM) driver alongside their Intel i915 kernel graphics driver and other conventional graphics drivers...

    https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pa...-To-DRM-Driver

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    I had seen this device in lspci, but never bothered looking deeply into what it was for. Now I know.

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      Originally posted by Vorpal View Post
      I had seen this device in lspci, but never bothered looking deeply into what it was for. Now I know.
      The key is that it targets very low-power. It's for background processing that can comfortably run on laptop battery power. That's how it differentiates from their other deep learning hardware IP.

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