Intel's Mesa Driver Should Have Compute Working For All Hardware Back To Ivy Bridge
Written by Michael Larabel in Mesa on 28 May 2016 at 07:49 AM EDT. 18 Comments
MESA --
Francisco Jerez of Intel was pushing his SIMD32 changes into Mesa Git over night and benefits the driver's ARB_compute_shader support.

With the latest patches, as noted by this commit, ARB_compute_shader should be working on all Gen8+ (Broadwell and newer) hardware plus all Gen7 platforms where it wasn't previously exposed. Originally the Intel driver's ARB_compute_shader support wasn't on for Valley View (Bay Trail) and early Ivy Bridge graphics processors. That's all fixed up now with these SIMD32 patches.

This "i965/fs" work by Francisco amounted to more than 70 patches for getting the SIMD32 support in order for compute support. This work has landed in time for the upcoming Mesa 11.3/12.0 release, which should happen in June but with the branching of it seeming to be delayed it might not appear now until July via stable channels.
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