"Intel is open-sourcing their work on creating a high-performance
graphics software rasterizer that originally was developed for
scientific visualizations. Intel is planning to integrate this new
OpenSWR project with Mesa to deploy it on the Linux desktop as a
faster software rasterizer than what's currently available (LLVMpipe).
OpenSWR should be ideal for cases where there isn't a discrete GPU
available or the drivers fail to function. This software rasterizer
implements OpenGL 3.2 on Intel/AMD CPUs supporting AVX(2) (Sandy
Bridge / Bulldozer and newer) while being 29~51x faster than LLVMpipe
and the code is MIT licensed. The code prior to being integrated in
Mesa is offered on GitHub."
-- source: http://news.slashdot.org/story/15/10/20/2213215
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