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New Mesa Vec4 Backend For Intel, Supports Their NIR Goals

Eduardo Lima Mitev of Igalia last week published a new vec4 back-end based on NIR for the Mesa i965 DRI driver. This work is part of implementing a NIR to Vec4 pass in order to allow using NIR for everything.
30 June 2015 - NIR Vec4 Support

Intel Dominates The Perf Changes For Linux 4.2

For those using perf for Linux profiling with performance counters, the Linux 4.2 kernel will bring many improvements to benefit Intel customers.
28 June 2015 - Perf Linux 4.2

Coreboot Adds Intel Braswell SoC Support

In an interesting move, Braswell support was added to Coreboot.
26 June 2015 - Braswell On Coreboot

Plenty Of Intel Core i7-5775C / Iris 6200 Linux Tests Are Days Away

I'm told my Core i7-5775C "Broadwell" desktop CPU with Iris Pro 6200 graphics shipped out this morning. A.k.a. next week will be a ton of exciting open-source Linux performance tests on Phoronix of this quad-core Broadwell CPU with Intel's powerful Iris Graphics.
26 June 2015 - Intel Core i7 5775C

Intel Adds Basic Broxton Support To Mesa

Initial support for Intel's Broxton has been added to their Mesa 3D driver.
25 June 2015 - Broxton

Intel Is Landing More OpenMP 4.0 Functionality In LLVM Clang

In May the LLVM Clang compiler reached the state of complete OpenMP 3.1 support after the liberally licensed compiler saw its OpenMP support stagger for so long out-of-tree. Intel had been leading the recent efforts for getting OpenMP working in Clang and they've continued in working towards OpenMP 4.0 compliance.
18 June 2015 - OpenMP 4.0

Arch Linux Performance With The Intel Broadwell NUC5i7RYB

Results have started appearing on OpenBenchmarking.org of the new Intel NUC5i7RYB that's powered by an Intel Core i7 "Broadwell" CPU.
13 June 2015 - Core i5 Broadwell Linux

SNA Is Four Years Old - Intel's 3.0 X.Org Driver Still Unreleased

Besides Phoronix celebrating its 11th birthday, last week Intel's SNA 2D acceleration architecture had its birthday and turned four years old. While the xf86-video-intel 3.0 DDX driver release is to make SNA the default for 2D acceleration over UXA, there's still no signs of this release happening.
9 June 2015 - xf86-video-intel 3.0

Intel Skylake & Broxton To Require Graphics Firmware Blobs

Intel's upcoming Skylake and Broxton hardware will require some binary-only firmware blobs by the i915 DRM kernel graphics driver.
5 June 2015 - Intel Binary Blobs

Intel Broadwell HD Graphics Tests With Mesa 10.7 Git

While Mesa 10.7 just recently entered development, the Git code is often benchmarked on Phoronix, and with not having delivered any Intel Broadwell Linux graphics tests in some time, here's the latest numbers as of this weekend.
31 May 2015 - Mesa 10.7 Broadwell

How Warm Does The Intel Compute Stick Get?

The Intel Compute Stick packs a lot into a tiny package: 2GB of DDR3L memory, 32GB eMMC storage, Intel Atom Z3735F quad-core processor with Intel HD Graphics, Bluetooth 4.0, 802.11n WiFi, USB 2.0, and a microSD card slot... All into a 103 x 37 x 12 mm package, but how warm does it get under full load? Here's some numbers.
31 May 2015 - Compute Stick Temperature

Linux Benchmarks Of Intel's Atom Z3735F On The Compute Stick

The Atom Z3735F is what powers Intel's Compute Stick. The Z373F has a Scenario Design Power of just 2.2 Watts while being a quad-core 64-bit processor with a clock speed of 1.33GHz and a burst frequency of 1.83GHz. This low-power Atom SoC also has Intel HD Graphics that work fine under Linux. In this article are some early test data from the Intel Compute Stick with Ubuntu Linux.
30 May 2015 - Atom Z3735F

Running Linux On The Intel Compute Stick

The Intel Compute Stick has begun shipping, a tiny device that plugs into any HDMI TV or monitor and turns it into a fully-functioning computer. This low-power PC ships with Windows 8.1 or Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, though at the moment the Windows version is first to market with the Ubuntu Compute Stick not widely shipping until June. I have an Intel Compute Stick at Phoronix for testing.
28 May 2015 - Intel Compute Stick Linux

Linux 4.1 Kernel Benchmarks With An Intel Core i7 IVB System

Yesterday I ran some fresh tests of Intel Ivy Bridge on the latest Mesa Git code to see if the performance has changed much recently for the slightly-older generation of Intel HD Graphics. Today I've done some similar tests in kernel-space with the Linux 4.1 kernel.
28 May 2015 - Linux 4.1 Ivy Bridge

Mesa Git OpenGL Tests With Intel Ivy Bridge Graphics

Most often these days when running Intel Linux graphics tests at Phoronix it's with Haswell, Broadwell, or Bay Trail hardware. However, in being curious if there's any performance improvements for slightly older hardware with Mesa 10.6 or Mesa 10.7-devel Git, I've run some fresh Ivy Bridge numbers.
27 May 2015 - Mesa Git

Intel VA-API Driver 1.6 Is Coming

Some Video Acceleration API updates are coming down the pipe.
22 May 2015 - VA-API

More Intel Driver Code Merged Into DRM-Next For Linux 4.2 Kernel

David Airlie has pulled Intel's latest batch of changes into DRM-Next that they've been queuing up for merging into the Linux 4.2 kernel.
19 May 2015 - Intel DRM-Next

Intel's Mesa Driver Now Uses NIR By Default For Vertex Shaders

Back in April Intel enabled the NIR IR by default within their Mesa driver but initially only for fragment shaders. Intel has now enabled NIR usage by default for vertex shaders within their i965 DRI driver.
19 May 2015 - GEN8+ VS

Beignet Is Working On OpenCL 2.0 Open-Source Linux Support

While writing this morning about Intel Cherryview support being added to Beignet, I also noticed Intel developers have been quietly fleshing out OpenCL 2.0 support for Linux.
13 May 2015 - OpenCL 2

Intel Cherryview Now Supports OpenCL On Linux

Intel's been working on open-source Linux support for Cherryview for more than one year while finally one of the last pieces of the hardware enablement puzzle has landed: OpenCL support for Cherryview.
13 May 2015 - Cherryview Beignet OpenCL

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