Whitepaper: OpenCL on FPGAs for GPU Programmers

Altera has published a new whitepaper written by Acceleware, which compares OpenCL programing on GPUs and Altera FPGAs. The paper provides a brief overview of the OpenCL programming model and then focuses on how OpenCL kernels are executed on Altera FPGAs compared to GPUs. The key differences in optimization techniques for targeting FPGAs is also presented.   Read More

Google announce Android Extension Pack with OpenGL ES 3.1 superset in upcoming Android L release

Google's new Android Extension Pack and OpenGL ES 3.1 are supported in the upcoming Android L release. The Android Extension Pack is a set of extensions to OpenGL ES which provides features like tessellation to improve the detail of geometry rendered onscreen, and geometry shaders which can also be used to add detail to what is rendered onscreen as well as to add shadows to a scene. The Android Extension Pack also includes support for compute shaders, and Adaptive Scalable Texture Compression (ASTC).    Read More

Xilinx Vivado Design Suite 2014.1 Increases Productivity with OpenCL

Xilinx, Inc recently released the Vivado Design Suite 2014.1, the industry's only SoC-strength development environment. This release extends the automation of the UltraFast design methodology and delivers an average of 25 percent faster runtimes and 5 percent improvement in performance across all devices. Also new to 2014.1 is hardware acceleration of OpenCL kernels, within Vivado High-Level Synthesis (HLS).   Read More

Khronos Group announces WebGL Widget Contest

Help Khronos get a more interesting WebGL widget on Khronos.org and maybe even win a prize by entering the WebGL Widget Contest. We will choose the coolest widget that best shows off WebGL technology. Then we’ll post the winning entry on the Khronos website with a link back to the winner’s website, and the winner will receive a Mali-based device from ARM. The winner will be announced at our WebGL BOF at SIGGRAPH.   Read More

Khronos Group releases update to #OpenVX 1.0 provisional specification ow.ly/z2KS6
The life cycle of the HIV virus by @cl3ver_3d built in WebGL ow.ly/yUXVn
#OpenCL on FPGAs for GPU Programmers, a whitepaper by @Acceleware and release by @AlteraCorp ow.ly/yUXBd
Have you seen the UNREAL engine 4 'Rivalry' demo yet? Using #OpenGLES 3.1 ow.ly/yRxGs
Show off your mad skills: Enter the #WebGL Widget Contest bit.ly/1igfwUQ You could win an ARM Mali-based tablet!
@ken_obrien Recognized! A banner on the OpenGL site will start rotating soon too.