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Intel Lands Compute Shaders In Mainline Mesa

Last month I shared work being done by Intel on supporting OpenGL compute shaders within Mesa as needed with the ARB_compute_shader extension. That work is now starting to hit Mesa Git master.

5 February 2014 - ARB_compute_shader - 1 Comment
Pre-3.0 Intel X.Org Driver Gets More Fixings

Chris Wilson ended up releasing xf86-video-intel 2.99.908 today although he had hoped the previous release candidate would have been the last prior to the official xf86-video-intel 3.0 X.Org driver release.

1 February 2014 - xf86-video-intel 2.99.908 - 12 Comments
Lack Of Broadwell RC6 Has Us Looking Toward Linux 3.15

While Intel's upcoming Broadwell processors will have proper graphics driver support with the Linux 3.14 kernel (and updated user-space components), for those concerned about power usage, there's still some very important bits that do not look like they will land until at least the Linux 3.15 kernel.

29 January 2014 - Power Savings - 1 Comment
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS vs. Ubuntu 14.04 - Ivy Bridge GL Tests

For those current users of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS curious about how the performance of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS will be if upgrading, I've been in the process of running some preview benchmarks to share the current situation of the Trusty Tahr in its present development form. Some early results to share this weekend run a few OpenGL benchmarks while comparing the state of Ubuntu 12.04.3 to Ubuntu 14.04 right now when using Intel "Ivy Bridge" HD Graphics 4000.

25 January 2014 - Intel HD Graphics 4000 OpenGL - Add A Comment
Intel GMA500 Poulsbo Driver Finally Works Towards 2D

The open-source Intel GMA500 "Poulsbo" DRM driver that supports Atom SoCs with PowerVR graphics, which long has only provided basic kernel mode-setting support via the community-made driver, is finally close to having 2D acceleration.

21 January 2014 - GMA500 Poulsbo - 13 Comments
New Intel Broadwell Backends Land In Mesa

Some open-source Intel Linux developers have been busy this weekend to ensure the Broadwell open-source driver enablement work will be ready for when the hardware ships in a few months time so it won't be like the poor open-source Kaveri driver.

19 January 2014 - Intel Broadwell - 1 Comment
Testing Out Intel's DRM-Next Code For Linux 3.14

Covered yesterday on Phoronix were some of the Intel DRM driver improvements for Linux 3.14 and it just so happens this week I did some early, quick testing of some of the Intel's graphics driver changes done for this next kernel.

9 January 2014 - drm-next - 1 Comment
Intel Releases A Boatload Of Haswell Documentation

As an extra holiday present for Linux and open-source fans, Intel has quietly released a large batch of new programming documentation that covers their latest-generation Haswell graphics cores. The new "programmer's reference manuals" cover the 2013 Haswell HD Graphics, Iris Graphics, and Iris Pro Graphics. This massive batch of documentation is spread across twelve volumes and does document their hardware registers.

30 December 2013 - Haswell Graphics - 9 Comments
Intel Linux Power Regression Still Being Worked On

A few days back I wrote about an Intel Linux developer finding a 50 Watt power regression within the kernel since the 3.10 release. At first it looked like it might be easily solved, but the issue is still being investigated and Intel hardware engineers are now getting involved in the matter.

12 December 2013 - Still Outstanding - 12 Comments
Intel Broadwell Support Commited To X.Org Driver

Published in early November was the initial Intel Broadwell graphics hardware support that was merged into the mainline Linux 3.13 kernel. This afternoon, initial Intel Broadwell support has been merged into the xf86-video-intel X.Org graphics driver.

11 December 2013 - xf86-video-intel Broadwell - Add A Comment

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