Intel News Archives
x32 Support For Linux Kernel Called In For Review

The x32 effort, an undertaking to provide a native 32-bit ABI for x86_64 on Linux, is finally moving closer to fruition. Peter Anvin has published the set of x32 patches for the Linux kernel that are now up for review and comments.

20 February 2012 - x32 ABI - 34 Comments
Intel Tries To Fix RC6 Support Once Again

After several attempts that ultimately failed, this weekend Eugeni Dodonov published a patch-set as "Another chapter in RC6 saga..." where he hopes the Sandy Bridge RC6 power-savings (and performance boosting) support is finally reliable to enable by default.

12 February 2012 - Intel - Add A Comment
Intel Is Planning To Drop PowerVR Graphics

There's some more exciting Intel news to report this week that will please plenty of Linux and open-source fans: Intel is planning to drop their use of Imagination Technologies PowerVR graphics within future-generation SoCs.

7 February 2012 - Hell Yes - 22 Comments
Intel Has 50 Patches For ACPI/Power In Linux 3.3

The fun for the Linux 3.3 kernel merge window is not over quite yet; Intel this morning published 50 patches for integration into this next Linux kernel that affect ACPI and power management, primarily around ACPI 5.0 support for the Linux kernel.

17 January 2012 - ACPI 5.0 - 3 Comments
Intel Ivy Bridge Linux Support Clarification

Following the Will Intel's Ivy Bridge Be Trouble-Free On Linux? article, I received some additional information from Intel concerning the Linux support for their next-generation Ivy Bridge processors.

10 January 2012 - Should Be Good - 3 Comments
Intel's Medfield Still A Botched Binary Mess Under Linux?

While the next-generation Ivy Bridge hardware may not be shown off this week at CES2012 (in public that is, in private that's a different story), what Intel and their partners will be promoting heavily this week in Las Vegas is their "Medfield" platform. But how well supported under Linux is this next-generation Intel mobile platform? Are there going to be more binary blobs coming out for Linux?

8 January 2012 - Binary Mess? - 16 Comments
Will Intel's Ivy Bridge Be Trouble-Free On Linux?

It was nearly one year ago to the day that Intel launched their Sandy Bridge processors. While these CPUs with much-improved integrated graphics are now wildly popular for Linux users (and Microsoft Windows users, too), it wasn't without a rough start. But how will Intel's upcoming Ivy Bridge launch fair under Linux as the successor to Sandy Bridge?

7 January 2012 - Or Is It Botched? - 4 Comments
MeeGo-Successor Tizen Is Still Vaporware

Following the September announcement of the Linux-based Tizen platform and that Intel will transition to it from MeeGo, along with other vendors making changes, there's been some controversy.

3 January 2012 - No Release - 17 Comments
Semaphores Continue Biting Intel Linux Users

It turns out the semaphore issues for Intel Sandy Bridge Linux users continues to be present and it's resulting in the patch from the recent Intel merge having to be changed at the last minute within the Linux 3.2 kernel.

23 December 2011 - Sandy Bridge Bug - 3 Comments
Intel Hits "Almost There" GL 3.0 Support In Mesa

There's just a week and a half left to the year, but will Intel be successful in their goal of open-source OpenGL 3.0 support in Mesa for their Sandy/Ivy Bridge hardware in 2011? It looks like they will fall just short.

21 December 2011 - Intel Sandy Bridge / Ivy Bridge - Add A Comment
Intel's Glamor Architecture Is Becoming Glamorous

Zhigang Gong of Intel China has published a new Linux patch today that enables the rest of the Glamor acceleration architecture functions to be used by the Intel X.Org driver. Glamor is a new means of accelerating 2D over OpenGL for the DDX driver.

13 December 2011 - Glamor Acceleration - 1 Comment
RC6 To Be Flipped On For Sandy Bridge, Ivy Bridge

Keith Packard on Friday evening fired off an email and patch to enable RC6 power-savings support on Intel Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge hardware where possible. This hardware feature can decrease power usage while also increasing performance in certain workloads.

10 December 2011 - Finally - Add A Comment
Will OpenGL 3.0 Still Land In Mesa This Year?

Back at XDC2011 Chicago plans were laid by Intel OSTC developers to have OpenGL 3.0 support in Mesa before year's end, but with three weeks left to 2011, will they make this deadline?

9 December 2011 - Deadline Approaches - 4 Comments

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