Graphics Execution Manager

The Graphics Execution Manager (GEM) is the open-source Intel Linux graphics driver approach for handling in-kernel graphics memory management.

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Wayland: A New X Server For Linux   Software   03 Nov 2008
Intel UXA Acceleration Performance   Display Drivers   26 Dec 2008
Does A Greedy Intel Driver Improve Performance?   Display Drivers   15 Apr 2009
The State Of The Wayland Display Server   Software   20 May 2009
Intel On Rebuilding The X.Org Linux Desktop   Display Drivers   09 Feb 2009
Linux 2.6.28 Kernel Benchmarks   Software   28 Dec 2008
Mesa 7.3 Released, Gallium3D Landing Soon   Display Drivers   22 Jan 2009
Intel Linux Graphics Performance Q4'08   Display Drivers   23 Dec 2008

Graphics Execution Manager Linux News

Intel's Poulsbo Driver A Bloody Mess?   Intel   31 Jan 2009
Intel's Special Driver For Poulsbo Uses Gallium3D   Intel   02 Nov 2009
Ubuntu 10.04 Is Hit By Major X.Org Memory Leak   Ubuntu   21 Apr 2010
Intel Linux Driver Kills The Netbook Experience   Intel   22 Apr 2009
Intel's Graphics Execution Manager   X.Org   14 May 2008
Red Hat Replaces RHGB With Plymouth   Fedora   08 Jul 2008
No KMS? No Mesa? Run Wayland Off A Linux Framebuffer!   Wayland   22 Nov 2010
The Loser In Our Windows vs. Linux Tests: Intel...   Intel   30 Apr 2010
Intel's GEM Coming In Linux 2.6.28 Kernel   Intel   04 Oct 2008
NVIDIA Says It Has No Plans To Support Wayland   Wayland   08 Nov 2010
Getting KMS Ready For Linux 2.6.29 Kernel   X.Org   30 Oct 2008
Proof Of Concept: Open-Source Multi-GPU Rendering!   X.Org   12 Mar 2010
Intel Considering VDPAU Support For X.Org Driver   Intel   08 Feb 2009
Linus On GEM Patches: UNTESTED CRAP   Linux Kernel   17 Oct 2008
A New Acceleration Architecture For X   Intel   06 Aug 2008
Will NVIDIA Optimus Inevitably Come To Linux?   NVIDIA   25 Apr 2011
Intel & The Shortcomings Of Gallium3D   Intel   13 Apr 2010
FreeBSD Gets A New X.Org With Intel KMS   X.Org   23 Apr 2012
Linus: What's Wrong With The Whole DRM Crowd?   Linux Kernel   19 Nov 2010
Linux 2.6.29 Kernel Released; Hello KMS and Btrfs!   Linux Storage   23 Mar 2009
X.Org 7.4 To Lose DRI2 Support   X.Org   04 Aug 2008
Intel's GEM Merging To Master   Intel   12 Jun 2008
A GEM-ified TTM Manager For Radeon   X.Org   26 Aug 2008
FreeBSD Will Pay For Some KMS & GEM Love   BSD   22 Oct 2010
TTM Memory Manager Gets Ready For Release   X.Org   10 Jun 2009
Dual X Servers Running Side-By-Side With Wayland   Wayland   10 Dec 2008
Kernel Mode-Setting Push For Linux 2.6.29 Kernel   Linux Kernel   29 Dec 2008
Firefox 3.1, Linux 2.6.28 Enter Ubuntu 9.04   Ubuntu   29 Nov 2008
XAA In X.Org Has Finally Met Its Executioner   X.Org   18 Jan 2012
Intel's New Clarkdale IGP On Linux Not So Pleasant   Intel   22 Jan 2010
A Clutter Backend For The Wayland Display Server   Wayland   11 Mar 2009
Intel 2.5.0 Graphics Driver Released   Intel   20 Oct 2008
Wayland, Dumb Frame-Buffers & Embedded SoCs   Wayland   23 Mar 2011
Rewriting The Radeon 3D Support In Mesa   Radeon   12 Feb 2009
Intel Releases New Driver, Kills EXA/DRI1   Intel   29 Apr 2009
"A Clear Example Of Why DRM Has Been...   Linux Kernel   24 Mar 2011
Canonical To Not Enable UXA, Too Problematic   Ubuntu   26 Mar 2009
More Work On Red Hat's Wayland Project   Wayland   06 Nov 2008
TI Prepares Its Open DRM/KMS OMAP Driver   Linux Kernel   15 Oct 2011
DRI2 Protocol Gets Updated, Again   X.Org   15 Oct 2008
The Future Of EGL On Linux With Mesa, Eagle   Mesa   08 Jul 2009
Wayland's Eagle EGL Stack Gets Working DRI2   Wayland   16 Feb 2009
GPU Offloading PRIME May Get Improvements   Google   20 Mar 2010
Samsung Puts Out New Open-Source ARM DRM Driver   Arm   26 Aug 2011
Intel TTM Officially Dies, Code Stripped Away In Mesa   Mesa   12 Feb 2009
A Short Video Tour Of The Wayland Display Server   Wayland   20 Nov 2010
A Guide To How Graphics Cards Work   X.Org   21 Jan 2011
Intel Pushes Out A Big Bug-Fix X.Org Driver Update   Intel   24 Feb 2009
Linux Supports More Filesystems With 2.6.30-rc1   Linux Kernel   08 Apr 2009
DRM Development Documentation (TTM, GEM, KMS, etc)   Mesa   26 Oct 2009
GEM/KMS On FreeBSD Is Working, But Not Ready   BSD   04 Jul 2011
Mixed Feelings Over The PSCNV Nouveau Driver Fork   Nouveau   30 Oct 2010
GEM Patches Submitted For Linux 2.6.28-rc1   Linux Kernel   16 Oct 2008
The State, Direction Of The PSCNV Nouveau Fork   Nouveau   27 Oct 2010
Genode OS Now Has A LiveCD Demo With Gallium3D   Operating Systems   16 Nov 2010
A New QEMU QXL Driver Uses UXA   X.Org   26 Jan 2011
Tungsten Creates New VIA 3D Stack   VIA   07 Jan 2009
VIA's Linux Dreams Are Not Materializing   VIA   24 May 2010
Intel Releases xf86-video-intel 2.8 RC Driver   Intel   13 Jul 2009
Revised DRI2 Enters Mesa, X Server   Mesa   29 Aug 2008
Intel's GEM Driver Enters Mainline Code   Intel   08 Aug 2008
Radeon KMS, New TTM Code Works But Needs Testing   X.Org   30 Apr 2009
DRM Change Continues To Cause Debate   Linux Kernel   29 Nov 2009
No X Server 1.6 Release In Sight   X.Org   05 Jan 2009
Intel's Linux DRM Driver Plans For 2013   Intel   07 Feb 2013
Re-Introducing GEM-Free UMS Support In The Intel...   Intel   21 Jul 2010
Intel 2.6 RC1 X.Org Driver Brings DRI2, XvMC   Intel   15 Dec 2008
Linux 2.6.28 Kernel Released   Linux Kernel   24 Dec 2008
Kernel Mode-Setting, GEM, DRI Progresses On FreeBSD   Free Software   25 Feb 2011
Mesa 7.3 Gets Primed With GLSL 1.20, GEM, DRI2   Mesa   08 Jan 2009
KMS For FreeBSD Is Still A Work In Progress   BSD   05 Feb 2012
Well, There Is No i8xx Fix For Ubuntu 10.10   Ubuntu   07 Sep 2010
Intel Driver Gets XvMC Improvements   Intel   28 Jun 2008
PathScale To Port Nouveau To OpenSolaris   Nouveau   23 Jan 2010
Gallium3D, GEM Ported To Genode OS   Operating Systems   11 Aug 2010
Keith Packard Clarifies EXA+UXA Work   Intel   05 Sep 2008
Intel GMA500 "Poulsbo" To Move Out Of...   Intel   03 Nov 2011
Planning Intel's Next Driver Release   Intel   31 Jul 2008
Will Intel Completely Drop Support For EXA?   Intel   24 Apr 2009
Intel Driver Gets DRI2, KMS Approaching   Intel   05 Dec 2008
Oracle Solaris At Least Has Intel KMS/DRI2   Oracle   26 Aug 2011
Intel Mesa Gives Problems With KDE's KWin, Again   Mesa   18 Apr 2011
NetBSD Is Paying For DRM With KMS/GEM   BSD   27 Feb 2013
TTM-based OpenChrome In A Working State   VIA   21 Jan 2009
Intel Prepares Its Major Q4'09 Driver Update   Intel   30 Nov 2009
Mesa 7.2 Has Been Released   Mesa   20 Sep 2008
Intel Comes Up With An Alternative To Bringing Back...   Intel   26 Aug 2010
Texas Instruments Puts Out A New Open-Source Driver   Linux Kernel   18 Dec 2010
The Status Of DRI2, GEM, KMS, Etc...   X.Org   21 Jul 2008
Wayland Losing Its Eagle-Specific EGL Bits   Wayland   24 Jan 2010
Linux 2.6.27 Kernel Released   Linux Kernel   10 Oct 2008
Intel Pushes Out New GEM, KMS Patches   X.Org   08 Nov 2008
Videos Of The Graphics Talks From Linux.Conf.Au 2011   X.Org   30 Jan 2011
More On GEM & Intel's Next Driver   Intel   10 Aug 2008
Intel Finally Delivers Stable i830GM/i845G Driver   Intel   15 Dec 2012
A Technical Explanation Of Intel's GEM   Intel   04 Jul 2008
Missing From Linux 2.6.36: VIA's TTM/GEM DRM   VIA   10 Aug 2010
Intel Updates Its X.Org Driver Again   Intel   03 Mar 2009
More DRM Patches For Linux 2.6.28 Kernel   X.Org   23 Oct 2008
Gallium3D To Enter Mainline Mesa Code   Mesa   12 Jan 2009