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Intel Publishes More Skylake Linux Graphics Patches

We're still likely about one year out before seeing any Skylake processors released from Intel, but their open-source Skylake graphics enablement continues to flow.
14 November 2014 - Intel Skylake

Intel Updates Its Linux Graphics Installer For Ubuntu 14.04 & Fedora 20

This week Intel updated its Linux Graphics Installer for Fedora 20 and Ubuntu 14.04, but as usual, it's really nothing too special and doesn't earn my high recommendation as there's better ways for users to be running the latest open-source graphics code.
13 November 2014 - Intel Linux Gfx Installer - 6 Comments

Intel Xeon P-State vs. CPUFreq Scaling Tests Show Some Odd Numbers

As we've seen a lot of variation in results with different Intel processors when switching between the Intel P-State and CPUFreq scaling drivers and the different governors, here's some tests when using a 16 thread (eight core + HT) Haswell-EP Xeon processor and testing the different CPU frequency scaling settings in Fedora 21.
13 November 2014 - Frequency Scaling - 8 Comments

Intel's Xeon Phi Is Being Sold For An Insanely Low Price Right Now

There's a crazy discount right now for those wishing to buy an Intel Xeon Phi MIC card that's equipped with 57 cores running at 1.1GHz, 8GB of onboard memory, passively cooled, and over 1 TeraFLOP of double-precision compute power. All of this on a PCI Express card for less than... $200 USD!
11 November 2014 - 90% Off - 50 Comments

Major Performance Breakthrough Discovered For Intel's Mesa Driver

LunarG in cooperation with Intel discovered a very important performance fix for their DRM driver that will significantly boost the OpenGL performance for "Haswell" HD Graphics on Linux.
5 November 2014 - Better Performance! - 67 Comments

Intel Xeons Running Great On MSI's X99 Motherboard With Linux

The latest exciting hardware we've been testing at Phoronix are two Xeon Haswell processors that are compatible with the MSI X99S SLI PLUS motherboard. Needless to say with being an Intel processor and especially a workstation-class product, the Xeon E5-1680 v3 and Xeon E5-2687W v3 are running great with Linux.
5 November 2014 - Haswell Xeon - 5 Comments

Intel Has More Graphics Changes Ready For Linux 3.19

Daniel Vetter has sent in his latest drm-intel-next pull request for DRM graphics driver code targeting the Linux 3.19 kernel.
4 November 2014 - DRM-Next

Atomic Mode-Setting Moves Along For KMS Drivers

While drm-next closing in a few weeks for Linux 3.19, Daniel Vetter of Intel's Open-Source Technology Center has written a status update concerning the long ongoing work concerning atomic mode-setting.
3 November 2014 - Atomic Helpers - 2 Comments

Intel VA-API Driver Gets Improved De-Interlacing

Linux video expert Gwenole Beauchesne has landed some Video Acceleration API (VA-API) improvements for the open-source Intel driver.
28 October 2014 - VA-API - 6 Comments

Linux 3.19 To Have Skylake Graphics, PPGTT Enablement

Now that Linux 3.18-rc1 is out, Intel's Open-Source Technology Center developers responsible for their graphics driver work have begun submitting their changes to drm-next for landing with Linux 3.19.
21 October 2014 - Intel DRM-Next - 2 Comments

Intel's Baking TPM 2.0 Support For Linux

Jarkko Sakkinen of Intel has published his revised patch series for providing Trusted Platform 2.0 (TPM2) support for the Linux kernel.
15 October 2014 - Trusted Platform Module - 20 Comments

Intel Publishes DRM Driver For PowerVR Video Decoder! VP8 Decoding!

Well, this is an exciting way to start off Monday morning... Intel developers published an open-source DRM driver for Imagination Technologies PowerVR decoder hardware.
13 October 2014 - VXD392 - 14 Comments

Intel Broadwell OpenCL Support Comes To Beignet

Intel OpenCL Linux compute support has landed for the forthcoming Broadwell processors.
12 October 2014 - BDW - 2 Comments

Intel's DRM Driver Changes Coming Up For Linux 3.18

I've been writing for a while already about the DRM graphics changes coming to Linux 3.18 even with Linux 3.17 not being quite out yet while courtesy of Intel OTC's Daniel Vetter is a comprehensive list of the i915 DRM changes to be found for the next kernel development cycle.
4 October 2014 - Linux 3.18 i915 - 1 Comment

A Multi-Year Effort Has Started To Better Document Intel's DRM/KMS Driver

One of the most frequent reasons we here when it comes developers not getting involved with the open-source Linux graphics driver development (or even just driver bug-fixing) comes down to the high barrier to entry due to a lack of comprehensive documentation, etc. As one step towards improving the driver documentation situation, Daniel Vetter has begun a long process of documenting the Intel (i915) DRM/KMS kernel driver.
3 October 2014 - DRM/KMS

Intel Skylake Support Rolls Out To Mesa's DRM

The latest open-source component of Intel's Linux graphics driver stack receiving hardware enablement for Skylake is libdrm.
30 September 2014 - Skylake

VA-API's Libva 1.4.0 Brings VP8 Encoding Support

Intel's Haihao Xiang has announced the version 1.4.0 release of the VA-API library along with the company's updated VA-API driver.
30 September 2014 - libva 1.4 - 18 Comments

Intel Haswell HD Graphics With CS:GO On Linux

Besides Radeon Gallium3D tests of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, I also did one test-run this weekend of CS:GO using Intel's "Haswell" HD Graphics with the open-source Mesa driver.
29 September 2014 - Counter-Strike: GO - 8 Comments

Intel Publishes Open-Source "Skylake" Mesa Graphics Driver Support

Earlier this month Intel published initial Skylake Linux graphics support for their DRM kernel driver. Today they have released the Mesa 3D driver support for Skylake, their next-generation architecture coming out by the end of 2015 to succeed Broadwell.
24 September 2014 - Skylake - 9 Comments

Mesa Gets Closer To Having OpenGL 4.0 Tessellation Support

A significant patch-set was published on Saturday night that implements the driver-independent bits of OpenGL 4's ARB_tessellation_shader extension inside Mesa.
21 September 2014 - ARB_tessellation_shader - 15 Comments

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