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Intel Userptr Support Added To Mesa's DRM Library

With the Linux 3.16 kernel is Intel graphics driver support for Userptr, allows user-space to wrap up malloc'ed memory and turn them into GEM buffer objects. Besides the Intel DDX support, there's now userptr support within Mesa's DRM library.
17 September 2014 - Userptr

More Intel DRM Changes Queued For Linux 3.18, Including Old i830M Fixes

With the drm-next merge window for Linux 3.18 closing, Intel's open-source developers have submitted another round of changes for ultimately landing with the Linux 3.18 kernel.
16 September 2014 - Intel i915 DRM - 4 Comments

Intel Haswell-ULT Graphics Don't Change Much With Linux 3.17, Mesa 10.4

The Linux 3.17 kernel that's currently under development does provide many new features overall but for those using the Intel HD Graphics of Haswell-ULT chips, there doesn't appear to be much in the way of any performance improvements and at least no regressions. Likewise, Mesa 10.4 isn't doing too much for the Haswell hardware on the matter of frame-rates.
13 September 2014 - Benchmarks

Intel Skylake's MPX Is Closer To Providing Linux Memory Protection

Besides Intel publicly working on Skylake "Gen9" graphics support for Linux, Intel open-source developers are also working on other areas of Skylake hardware enablement for Linux. Work on supporting the Intel Memory Protection Extensions (MPX) that are new to the Skylake micro-architecture are still being revised for the Linux kernel and the many other operating system code-bases that need to be updated to work with this security feature.
12 September 2014 - Memory

Intel Finally Documents Broadwell's Compute Architecture

From the Intel Developer Forum this week in San Francisco Intel has finally published a white-paper covering their "Gen 8" compute architecture.
11 September 2014 - Broadwell Compute - 2 Comments

Intel Publishes Initial Skylake Linux Graphics Support

While Intel's Skylake isn't arriving until the second half of 2015 as the successor to Broadwell, the Intel Open-Source Technology Center has already published their initial Linux enablement for Skylake with its HD Graphics "Gen 9" display hardware.
10 September 2014 - Skylake - 12 Comments

Intel Affirms Plans To Set Sail Skylake In H2'2015

The Intel Developer Forum (IDF) is this week in San Francisco and during this morning's keynote was showing off a flip notebook based on Skylake, the successor to the yet-to-be-fully-released Broadwell.
9 September 2014 - IDF 2014 - 7 Comments

Intel's Core i7 5960X Is Fast & Wonderful Under Linux

After my first X99 motherboard burned up in a strange situation, since yesterday my Core i7 5960X Haswell-E system started working wonderfully with Linux after using a different motherboard. I've been hammering the system hard for the past day and no X99/i7-5960X issues have come about (albeit I've refrained from doing any overclocking or DDR4 tweaking yet) and this high-end $1000+ (USD) CPU is running great under Linux.
9 September 2014 - Core i7 5960X - 26 Comments

Intel's 3.0 X.Org Driver Takes Another Step Closer To Release

With how long xf86-video-intel 3.0 is taking to be released as stable, one has to wonder whether Wayland will take over the Linux desktop prior to this DDX release...
8 September 2014 - xf86-video-intel 2.99.xx - 6 Comments

Intel's UXA Acceleration Now Supports DisplayPort MST

David Airlie on Sunday added support for DisplayPort Multi-Stream Transport (DP MST) to Intel's X.Org driver for the UXA-accelerated code-paths.
8 September 2014 - DP MST - 2 Comments

Intel Releases OpenGL 4.3 Driver For Haswell... On Windows

Intel has made another step forward for their HD/Iris Graphics driver in their OpenGL support, except this time on Windows.
3 September 2014 - Windows - 11 Comments

Intel Lands More Graphics Changes For Linux 3.18

For the Linux 3.18 kernel Intel has ready some more DRM graphics driver changes beyond the exciting work already sent into drm-next.
3 September 2014 - drm-next - 1 Comment

Trying Intel OpenCL On Linux For Video Encoding

Following my testing and reporting last weekend about Intel Beignet starting to provide very usable open-source OpenCL support on Linux, one of the most common requests was to next see if this Intel OpenCL Linux supprot benefits x264 encoding at all.
2 September 2014 - Beignet - 15 Comments

Intel Beignet Is Working Out Surprisingly Well For OpenCL On Linux

Beignet is the project out of Intel's Open-Source Technology Center for exposing GPGPU/compute capabilities out of Ivy Bridge hardware and newer when using a fully open-source Linux stack. While Beignet differs greatly from Gallium3D's Clover state tracker, this Intel-specific open-source OpenCL implementation is working out quite well for Ubuntu Linux.
30 August 2014 - Beignet - 21 Comments

Learning The Process To Review Linux Kernel Patches

Daniel Vetter of Intel's Open-Source Technology Center has putout some slides covering the general process for reviewing patches, in order to help out those new to contributing to the open-source community.
30 August 2014 - Intel DRM

Another Intel Linux Power Regression Is Being Investigated

Power regressions are still easy to come by with the Linux kernel and other areas of the open-source stack... Multiple users have been reporting of a recent power increase on newer versions of the Linux kernel, which seem to track down to the Intel i915 DRM driver.
28 August 2014 - Regression - 6 Comments

Linux 3.17 Doesn't Boost Ivy Bridge Performance Numbers

Last week I ran some performance tests that found Sandy Bridge was faster with the Linux 3.17 kernel and these performance gains with the still in-development kernel extended beyond just graphics. Curious, I ran some tests this weekend to see whether Intel Ivy Bridge processors were also running faster with Linux 3.17 compared to Linux 3.16 stable.
25 August 2014 - Linux 3.17 - 4 Comments

Running Ivy Bridge HD Graphics With Linux 3.16 + Mesa 10.3

Given our recent updated Sandy Bridge benchmarks on Linux, for those with Ivy Bridge processors curious how the HD Graphics are handling the latest Mesa and kernel, I have some updated benchmarks for you this Sunday.
24 August 2014 - Benchmarks - 7 Comments

Intel Bay Trail Performance With Linux 3.16/3.17 & Mesa 10.3

As it's been some months since last running any Bay Trail Linux performance tests at Phoronix, here's some new OpenGL performance tests I did this week using the wonderful Intel Bay Trail NUC.
23 August 2014 - Bay Trail - 11 Comments

Intel Sandy Bridge Gains On Linux 3.17 Extend Beyond Graphics

Yesterday I shared some benchmarks showing Intel Sandy Bridge HD Graphics performance increasing on Linux 3.17 for this several year old architecture. This came as a surprise but the good news is the performance improvements on this new Linux kernel don't stop with OpenGL but extend to CPU performance too.
21 August 2014 - Intel Linux Performance - 5 Comments

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