Intel News Archives
Is Intel's PowerTOP Utility Still Beneficial In 2016 On Ubuntu 16.04 To Save Power?

Intel OTC's PowerTOP utility has been around for nearly a decade for making it easy to carry out power optimization tweaks on Intel Linux systems. However, is this program still useful or are modern Linux distributions and upstream code now better optimized by default for delivering an ideal power-savings experience? As it's been a while since the last time I tried PowerTOP, I fired it up today on an Intel Haswell ultrabook running a development snapshot of Ubuntu 16.04.

14 March 2016 - PowerTOP Usefulness - 17 Comments
Understanding Intel's GEN Assembly For OpenCL Kernels

If you are interested in learning about Intel's GEN Assembly for being able to optimize and debug OpenCL kernels running on Intel's graphics hardware, there's a new Intel Developer Zone post explaining their Assembly.

25 January 2016 - Intel Graphics Assembly - 1 Comment
Intel Kabylake Will Still Require Firmware Blobs

Beginning with Skylake and Broxton hardware, Intel began requiring firmware blobs as part of their open-source graphics driver stack. This binary firmware is continuing forward with the next-generation Kabylake processors.

19 January 2016 - Binary Firmware - 14 Comments
The Intel Graphics Highlights Of The Linux 4.5 Kernel

While we've already been writing at length about the DRM graphics driver changes you will be able to find with the Linux 4.5 kernel, here's a nice overview of the Intel-specific i915 DRM graphics changes for this next version of the Linux kernel.

11 January 2016 - Linux 4.5 i915 Highlights - 3 Comments

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