Nouveau News Archives
Progress On SPIR-V For The Nouveau Driver Is Moving Slow

Back in July I wrote about someone working on a SPIR-V to NV50 IR Nouveau translator so that this intermediate representation for Vulkan and OpenCL 2.1+ could then be fed into this open-source NVIDIA driver. A brief, indirect update was shared this weekend and so far it appears the work is progressing slowly.

18 October 2015 - SPIR-V To NV50 IR - 4 Comments
Nouveau Patches: Kepler GDDR5 Re-Clocking, PCI-E Speed Changes & More

Last month I wrote about an experimental Nouveau code branch that offered better GDDR5 Kepler re-clocking support. For some, this branch allows Nouveau users to finally fully re-clock their GeForce GTX 600/700 series graphics cards. Those patches are now being offered up for mainline Nouveau.

13 October 2015 - Nouveau Patches - 2 Comments
NVIDIA Performance Counters Still Coming Along For Nouveau

Samuel Pitoiset for the past few years has been on what seems like a one-man mission to implement NVIDIA's hardware performance counters inside the open-source Nouveau driver. He continues making much progress and it's starting to become a reality for developers who wish to profile their apps/workloads with Nouveau under Linux.

20 September 2015 - Nouveau Performance Counters - Add A Comment
Experimental Nouveau DRM Branch Yields Better GDDR5 Kepler Re-Clocking

If you've been reading Phoronix any length of time for open-source graphics news, you'll know the most difficult challenge facing open-source NVIDIA (Nouveau) driver developers is the re-clocking / power management situation. It's been slow and re-clocking still leaves a lot to be desired.

16 September 2015 - Re-Clocking - 23 Comments
Samsung Developer Posts VA-API Support For Nouveau

While the open-source NVIDIA (Nouveau) driver has supported Gallium3D's VDPAU state tracker, there is a new set of patches for also being able to benefit from the VA-API state tracker for video acceleration.

27 August 2015 - Open-Source NVIDIA VA-API - 8 Comments
Someone Is Already Working On SPIR-V For The Nouveau Driver

While there is already an Intel Vulkan Linux graphics driver developed by Valve and LunarG that will be open-sourced as soon as the Vulkan specification is officially out, we haven't heard much about the other open-source Linux graphics drivers trying to get a jump start on Vulkan / SPIR-V support.

6 July 2015 - SPIR-V Translator - 6 Comments
For New Developers There Are A Lot Of Ways To Help Nouveau

For developers that may be experienced with advanced C/C++ programming, dealing with graphics drivers is a very different beast, and thus for individuals wanting to get involved there are often lots of questions simply about how to get started.

5 July 2015 - Nouveau Work Items - 11 Comments
NV50 Global Performance Counters For Nouveau

Samuel Pitoiset has continued reverse-engineering NVIDIA's hardware performance counters and implementing them for use under Linux by the open-source Nouveau driver. His latest "RFC" patches are for exposing the NV50 global performance counters.

23 June 2015 - NV50 Perf Counters - 4 Comments

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