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

Graphics Execution Manager Linux News

NetBSD Is Paying For DRM With KMS/GEM   BSD   27 Feb 2013
Intel's Linux DRM Driver Plans For 2013   Intel   07 Feb 2013
DRM Library Gets Improved Documentation   X.Org   12 Jan 2013
Going Through Intel's Graphics Execution Manager   Intel   10 Jan 2013
2D Support On Old Intel Hardware: Nothing But Misery   Intel   17 Dec 2012
Intel Finally Delivers Stable i830GM/i845G Driver   Intel   15 Dec 2012
Handling Command Submission For The Intel DRM Driver   Intel   01 Nov 2012
Going Over The Graphics Execution Manager   Intel   31 Oct 2012
FreeBSD Gets A New X.Org With Intel KMS   X.Org   23 Apr 2012
KMS For FreeBSD Is Still A Work In Progress   BSD   05 Feb 2012
XAA In X.Org Has Finally Met Its Executioner   X.Org   18 Jan 2012
Intel GMA500 "Poulsbo" To Move Out Of...   Intel   03 Nov 2011
TI Prepares Its Open DRM/KMS OMAP Driver   Linux Kernel   15 Oct 2011
Oracle Solaris At Least Has Intel KMS/DRI2   Oracle   26 Aug 2011
Samsung Puts Out New Open-Source ARM DRM Driver   Hardware   26 Aug 2011
GEM/KMS On FreeBSD Is Working, But Not Ready   BSD   04 Jul 2011
Will NVIDIA Optimus Inevitably Come To Linux?   NVIDIA   25 Apr 2011
Intel Mesa Gives Problems With KDE's KWin, Again   Mesa   18 Apr 2011
"A Clear Example Of Why DRM Has Been...   Linux Kernel   24 Mar 2011
Wayland, Dumb Frame-Buffers & Embedded SoCs   Wayland   23 Mar 2011
Kernel Mode-Setting, GEM, DRI Progresses On FreeBSD   Free Software   25 Feb 2011
Videos Of The Graphics Talks From Linux.Conf.Au 2011   X.Org   30 Jan 2011
A New QEMU QXL Driver Uses UXA   X.Org   26 Jan 2011
A Guide To How Graphics Cards Work   X.Org   21 Jan 2011
The VIA TTM/GEM Patch Appears Ready   VIA   17 Jan 2011
The 3Dfx KMS Developer Now Working On VIA TTM   VIA   28 Dec 2010
Texas Instruments Puts Out A New Open-Source Driver   Linux Kernel   18 Dec 2010
No KMS? No Mesa? Run Wayland Off A Linux Framebuffer!   Wayland   22 Nov 2010
A Short Video Tour Of The Wayland Display Server   Wayland   20 Nov 2010
Linus: What's Wrong With The Whole DRM Crowd?   Linux Kernel   19 Nov 2010
Genode OS Now Has A LiveCD Demo With Gallium3D   Operating Systems   16 Nov 2010
NVIDIA Says It Has No Plans To Support Wayland   Wayland   08 Nov 2010
Mixed Feelings Over The PSCNV Nouveau Driver Fork   Nouveau   30 Oct 2010
The State, Direction Of The PSCNV Nouveau Fork   Nouveau   27 Oct 2010
FreeBSD Will Pay For Some KMS & GEM Love   BSD   22 Oct 2010
Intel Pulls In ShadowFB Support For KMS   Intel   08 Sep 2010
Well, There Is No i8xx Fix For Ubuntu 10.10   Ubuntu   07 Sep 2010
Intel Comes Up With An Alternative To Bringing Back...   Intel   26 Aug 2010
Gallium3D, GEM Ported To Genode OS   Operating Systems   11 Aug 2010
Missing From Linux 2.6.36: VIA's TTM/GEM DRM   VIA   10 Aug 2010
Intel's GEM-Free UMS Driver Still Doesn't Fix Things   Intel   08 Aug 2010
What Will Mesa's New GLSL Compiler Provide?   Mesa   23 Jul 2010
Re-Introducing GEM-Free UMS Support In The Intel...   Intel   21 Jul 2010
VIA's Linux Dreams Are Not Materializing   VIA   24 May 2010
The Loser In Our Windows vs. Linux Tests: Intel...   Intel   30 Apr 2010
Ubuntu 10.04 Is Hit By Major X.Org Memory Leak   Ubuntu   21 Apr 2010
Intel & The Shortcomings Of Gallium3D   Intel   13 Apr 2010
GPU Offloading PRIME May Get Improvements   Google   20 Mar 2010
Proof Of Concept: Open-Source Multi-GPU Rendering!   X.Org   12 Mar 2010
Wayland Losing Its Eagle-Specific EGL Bits   Wayland   24 Jan 2010
PathScale To Port Nouveau To OpenSolaris   Nouveau   23 Jan 2010
Intel's New Clarkdale IGP On Linux Not So Pleasant   Intel   22 Jan 2010
Intel Prepares Its Major Q4'09 Driver Update   Intel   30 Nov 2009
DRM Change Continues To Cause Debate   Linux Kernel   29 Nov 2009
Intel's Special Driver For Poulsbo Uses Gallium3D   Intel   02 Nov 2009
DRM Development Documentation (TTM, GEM, KMS, etc)   Mesa   26 Oct 2009
KMS, GEM Comes To Linux Mobile Phone   X.Org   18 Aug 2009
Intel Releases xf86-video-intel 2.8 RC Driver   Intel   13 Jul 2009
The Future Of EGL On Linux With Mesa, Eagle   Mesa   08 Jul 2009
TTM, Radeon KMS Pull Request Goes In   Linux Kernel   14 Jun 2009
TTM Memory Manager Gets Ready For Release   X.Org   10 Jun 2009
Radeon KMS, New TTM Code Works But Needs Testing   X.Org   30 Apr 2009
Intel Releases New Driver, Kills EXA/DRI1   Intel   29 Apr 2009
Packard Talks About Ongoing Intel Linux Work   Intel   25 Apr 2009
Will Intel Completely Drop Support For EXA?   Intel   24 Apr 2009
Intel Linux Driver Kills The Netbook Experience   Intel   22 Apr 2009
Linux Supports More Filesystems With 2.6.30-rc1   Linux Kernel   08 Apr 2009
Mesa 7.4 Released, Fixes The 7.3 Bugs   Mesa   27 Mar 2009
Canonical To Not Enable UXA, Too Problematic   Ubuntu   26 Mar 2009
Linux 2.6.29 Kernel Released; Hello KMS and Btrfs!   Linux Storage   23 Mar 2009
A Clutter Backend For The Wayland Display Server   Wayland   11 Mar 2009
Intel Updates Its X.Org Driver Again   Intel   03 Mar 2009
Intel Pushes Out A Big Bug-Fix X.Org Driver Update   Intel   24 Feb 2009
Wayland's Eagle EGL Stack Gets Working DRI2   Wayland   16 Feb 2009
Intel TTM Officially Dies, Code Stripped Away In Mesa   Mesa   12 Feb 2009
Rewriting The Radeon 3D Support In Mesa   Radeon   12 Feb 2009
Intel Considering VDPAU Support For X.Org Driver   Intel   08 Feb 2009
Intel's Poulsbo Driver A Bloody Mess?   Intel   31 Jan 2009
TTM-based OpenChrome In A Working State   VIA   21 Jan 2009
X.Org Talks Planned For FOSDEM 2009   X.Org   15 Jan 2009
Gallium3D To Enter Mainline Mesa Code   Mesa   12 Jan 2009
Mesa 7.3 Gets Primed With GLSL 1.20, GEM, DRI2   Mesa   08 Jan 2009
Tungsten Creates New VIA 3D Stack   VIA   07 Jan 2009
No X Server 1.6 Release In Sight   X.Org   05 Jan 2009
Phoronix 2008 Linux Coverage Recap   Phoronix   31 Dec 2008
Kernel Mode-Setting Push For Linux 2.6.29 Kernel   Linux Kernel   29 Dec 2008
Linux 2.6.28 Kernel Released   Linux Kernel   24 Dec 2008
Intel 2.6 RC1 X.Org Driver Brings DRI2, XvMC   Intel   15 Dec 2008
Linux 2.6.28-rc8 Kernel Released   Linux Kernel   10 Dec 2008
Dual X Servers Running Side-By-Side With Wayland   Wayland   10 Dec 2008
Intel Driver Gets DRI2, KMS Approaching   Intel   05 Dec 2008
X.Org Talks @ FOSDEM 2009   X.Org   02 Dec 2008
Firefox 3.1, Linux 2.6.28 Enter Ubuntu 9.04   Ubuntu   29 Nov 2008
Linux 2.6.28-rc6 Kernel Released   Linux Kernel   21 Nov 2008
Linux 2.6.28-rc5 Kernel Released   Linux Kernel   16 Nov 2008
Intel Pushes Out New GEM, KMS Patches   X.Org   08 Nov 2008
More Work On Red Hat's Wayland Project   Wayland   06 Nov 2008
Getting KMS Ready For Linux 2.6.29 Kernel   X.Org   30 Oct 2008
More DRM Patches For Linux 2.6.28 Kernel   X.Org   23 Oct 2008
Intel 2.5.0 Graphics Driver Released   Intel   20 Oct 2008