ARM Talks Mali Vulkan, Lack Of Open Drivers & More @ Linaro Budapest 17

Written by Michael Larabel in Arm on 11 March 2017 at 10:32 AM EST. 25 Comments
ARM --
Linaro Connect 17 was this past week in Budapest. One of the interesting sessions was with regard to ARM's Mali graphics drivers where Vulkan was talked about as well as the lack of current open-source drivers due to lack of customer demand.

The slide deck from the presentation isn't yet available, but for those interested, embedded below is a video recording of the session talking about ARM Mali Linux graphics drivers and the Q&A period where there was inquiries about the lack of open drivers, etc. While they don't have an open driver stack at this time, at least their Mali Vulkan SDK is open.

Related News
About The Author
Author picture

Michael Larabel is the principal author of and founded the site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience. Michael has written more than 20,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and automated benchmarking software. He can be followed via Twitter, LinkedIn, or contacted via

Popular News This Week