Open-Source Linux Graphics Stack Improvements Coming For PowerPC 64 LE

Written by Michael Larabel in Hardware on 10 August 2015 at 04:31 PM EDT. 7 Comments
The maintainer of AMD's HSA Linux kernel driver (AMDKFD) and Pixman is now focusing his work on enabling and optimizing the Linux graphics stack for PowerPC 64-bit LE.

The PowerPC 64-bit Little-Endian mode, as used by POWER8 and the focus of OpenPOWER, is what's the focus for open-source Linux graphics stack improvements. The AMDKFD and Pixman maintainer, Oded Gabbay, is working on these improvements at Red Hat.

Oded wrote in a self introduction to the Fedora developers' mailing list, "My current focus is to enable and optimize the Linux graphics stack (top to bottom) on ppc64le architecture."

It will be interesting to see what comes in terms of Linux graphics support for POWER8+.
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