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Intel Chaos and Vulkan Driver Changes for Ray-Tracing

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  • Intel Announces New Leadership Roles, Business Unit Changes [Ed: Well, Intel is collapsing]

    Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger continues working on restructuring the company and today announced some new leadership as well as business unit changes.

  • Intel's Latest CPU Microcode Update Isn't All That Scary

    While in the past we have seen Intel CPU microcode updates lead to measurable performance differences on multiple occasions, this month's CPU microcode update doesn't end up being all that concerning for real-world performance.

    Two weeks ago Intel published new CPU microcode with mitigations for a few new processor vulnerabilities. As usual, I ran benchmarks testing the new microcode against prior revisions to see if these CPU vulnerability mitigations led to any measurable performance hit.

  • Intel Lands More Open-Source Vulkan Driver Changes For Ray-Tracing - Phoronix

    Even though Vulkan ray-tracing support on Intel graphics hardware isn't coming until Xe HPG avaiability, Intel's Linux graphics driver developers have been preparing since last year. In preparation for the Xe HPG launch, Intel's open-source talent have for many months already been preparing the Vulkan ray-tracing functionality wither another batch of code being merged today.

    Last year Intel began with the compiler-side work around ray-tracing and that has continued with other ray-tracing related prerequisites for their "ANV" Vulkan Linux driver.

Intel has formed a new graphics team

  • Intel has formed a new graphics team with Raja Koduri leading | GamingOnLinux

    It seems Intel are going to be betting big on their upcoming standalone graphics cards powered by the new Intel Xe architecture with the formation of a new dedicated team.

    Announced yesterday, amongst other typical organizational changes with people moving around and other groups forming, the one that caught our eye is the new "Accelerated Computing Systems and Graphics Group". This will be lead by Raja Koduri, who is a huge name in graphics having worked for S3, AMD, Apple, and AMD again where Koduri lead the Radeon Technology Group with through the Polaris, Vega and Navi architectures.

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