Khronos Group adds new London Chapter

The Khronos Group is proud to present the latest Khronos Chapter: London, run by software engineer Carl Bateman. Currently focusing mainly on WebGL, the meetup group is interested in expanding to OpenGL ES and OpenCL. If you're into WebGL, please join the London Chapter.    Read More

Luxoft codec utilizes OpenCL to improve video codec speed for 4K and UltraHD

Luxoft announced the creation of its Professional VP9 Codec Software Development Kit (SDK). Luxoft’s codec is designed to help video content providers, cloud servers, and live-streaming companies produce effective, real-time 4K/UltraHD encoding and video streaming. As a result of utilizing the OpenCL standard, the SDK also offers a significant time-to-market advantage for todays hardware architectures such including CPUs, GPUs, and heterogeneous computing systems. VP9 4K SDK is ready for beta evaluation.   Read More

Cesium launches online COLLADA to glTF drag-and-drop online converter

The COLLADA to glTF converter online tool allows you to convert your COLLADA models to glTF for use with Cesium. Simply drag-and-drop your COLLADA file (.dae) and any images it references by zipping them together. A self-contained glTF file will be downloaded once the conversion is finished, and a model preview will be shown below.   Read More

Free webinar: An Introduction to OpenCL using AMD GPUs

Join Chris Mason, Product Manager at Acceleware, on September 17 for an informative introduction to GPU Programming. The tutorial will begin with a brief overview of OpenCL and data-parallelism before focusing on the GPU programming model. We will explore the fundamentals of GPU kernels, host and device responsibilities, OpenCL syntax and work-item hierarchy.   Read More

Fonts and Models in WebGL meetup in London

The WebGL Workshop London Meetup Group will be holding another WebGL meet-up in London on September 25th 2014.This month they'll take a look at using fonts (and possibly models) in raw WebGL, Three.js, Babylon.js and (hopefully) PlayCanvas. Autodesk will also give a brief presentation of their online model viewer. Held at the SkillsMatter on Goswell Road London, there are a few prerequisites. Check it out, and if you can make it, please be sure to reserve your spot.   Read More

Intel is delivering first OpenCL 2.0 conformant platform

Intel released the first OpenCL 2.0 conformant platform with Intel Core M processors, supported with the new release (R2) of Intel’s SDK for OpenCL. The SDK works with current Intel processors and allows visual computing applications to take advantage of OpenCL 2.0’s new features on Intel Core M and future processors with Intel Processor Graphics. This major advance in graphics programmability and accessibility will help developers make greater use of the graphics engine to deliver new experiences on Intel-based platforms. The SDK provides everything you need to build, debug, and analyze OpenCL applications. Start now and write your first OpenCL 2.0 code on your current development platform, simply by using the new OpenCL 2.0 development environment that is installed with the SDK.   Read More

Altera to demonstrate OpenCL at the Intel Developers Forum (IDF14) today

Altera is demonstrating several advanced reconfigurable logic technologies at the Intel Developers Forum (IDF) 2014 that showcase how its FPGA-based solutions are advancing the capabilities of software-defined data centers and high-performance computing applications. The Financial Model Acceleration with FPGAs demonstration uses OpenCL to efficiently implement multiple kernels on an FPGA performing a Monte Carlo simulation to price options. Utilizing the OpenCL standard on a massively parallel FPGA architecture provides an effective solution for system acceleration, offering significantly higher performance at much lower power versus GPUs.   Read More

Calling all WebGL developers… Contest time again!

Calling all WebGL developers: It’s time to put on your WebGL design hat again – announcing the launch of the second WebGL Widget Contest. Who will win? Whoever submits the coolest-looking widget! The winning entry will be posted on the Khronos website with a link back to the developer’s site, and the winner will receive three WebGL books. You can do so much with WebGL... show us your stuff! Learn more about the contest and upload your entries. The contest ends on November 25, the winner will be notified and publicly announced on December 2 (in time for SIGGRAPH Asia).   Read More

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