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Using Intel's Xeon Phi Under Linux

If you are fortunate enough to get your hands on one of Intel's Xeon Phi co-processors based on their Many Integrated Core (MIC) architecture, it can run fairly well under Linux.

13 May 2016 - Xeon Phi With Gentoo - 15 Comments
Intel Loses Another Longtime Open-Source Graphics Driver Developer

When working on the story this week about Intel Is Preparing A Major Restructuring Of Their Graphics Driver, I found out another bit of information worth relaying: a longtime contributor to the Intel Linux graphics driver stack has left the company to focus on a new venture.

12 May 2016 - Jesse Barnes - 9 Comments
FP64 / OpenGL 4.2 Is Close To Being Finished Up In Intel Mesa

The latest patches from Igalia have been published for finishing up the ARB_gpu_shader_fp64 implementation within Intel's Mesa driver, which would bring it into supporting OpenGL 4.2 (thanks to the other extensions already being completed) for the latest generations of Intel hardware.

12 May 2016 - Intel Mesa i965 - 8 Comments
Intel Decides To Let Go Of Broxton

Broxton was to be Intel's 2016 Atom SoC platform for phones and tablets. Broxton was to be using 14nm Goldmont CPU cores and Skylake graphics, but now it's no more.

2 May 2016 - No More Broxton - 60 Comments
Power-Saving FBC For Intel Skylake Is Still Baking On Linux

While the Linux 4.6 kernel is enabling FBC and PSR by default in the Intel graphics driver, it's only for select generations of Intel hardware for these power-saving Frame-Buffer Compression and Panel Self Refresh features. With Intel Skylake, FBC support remains a work in progress.

24 March 2016 - Frame Buffer Compression - 5 Comments
Making Use Of Intel MPX Extensions On Linux

Intel MPX memory protection aims to safeguard against buffer overflows in programs assuming you have a supported processor and software stack. Over at Intel's Open-Source Technology Center they published a guide this week on making use of Intel MPX under Linux.

20 March 2016 - No More Buffer Overflows - 5 Comments
Running Intel Haswell-ULT Graphics With Ubuntu 16.04's X-Staging PPA

As covered already in a few articles and in our forums, Mesa 11.2 isn't yet found by default on Ubuntu 16.04 but the developers have a feature freeze exception for still landing this feature update to the Mesa 3D user-space drivers and currently have it staged via a Personal Package Archive.

16 March 2016 - Mesa 11.2 On Ubuntu 16.04 - Add A Comment
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

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