Khronos Group News Archives

Using OpenCL: Programming Massively Parallel Computers

This book contains the most important and essential information required for designing correct and efficient OpenCL programs. Some details have been omitted but can be found in the provided references. The authors assume that readers are familiar with basic concepts of parallel computation, have some programming experience with C or C++ and have a fundamental understanding of computer architecture. In the book, all terms, definitions and function signatures have been copied from official API documents available on the page of the OpenCL standards creators. Read More

Fixstars updates “The OpenCL Programming” book for OpenCL 1.2

The book starts with the basics of parallelization, covers the main concepts, grammar, and setting up a development environment for OpenCL, concluding with source-code walkthroughs of the FFT and Mersenne Twister algorithms written in OpenCL. The revised edition includes a summary of changes made in OpenCL Specification 1.2, reference functions corresponding to 1.2, and updated excursion environments. It is highly recommended for those wishing to get started on programming in OpenCL. Read More

Book: Professional WebGL Programming: Developing 3D Graphics for the Web

Everything you need to know about developing hardware-accelerated 3D graphics with WebGL! As the newest technology for creating 3D graphics on the web, in both games, applications, and on regular websites, WebGL gives web developers the capability to produce eye-popping graphics. This book teaches you how to use WebGL to create stunning cross-platform apps. The book features several detailed examples that show you how to develop 3D graphics with WebGL, including explanations of code snippets that help you understand the why behind the how. Read More

Imagination signs HiSilicon to use PowerVR GPUs

Graphics processor intellectual property licensor Imagination Technologies Group has signed up HiSilicon Technologies Co. Ltd. (Shenzhen, China) as licensee for multiple PowerVR multimedia cores covering graphics, video and display. The license agreement includes a member of the PowerVR Series 6 graphics family known as "Rogue." Read More

DMP Introduces High-End OpenGL ES 2.0 IP Cores and Multi-Core Configurations to Its SMAPH-S Product

Digital Media Professionals Inc. announced significant product expansion to its scalable SMAPH-S shader based Graphics IP Core product family including new high-end and OpenGL ES 2.0 compliant IP cores with multi core deployment (MP) support that offers the industry leading graphics rendering and computing performance, and SMAPH-S Lite, the most cost effective graphics IP core that offers the smallest OpenGL ES 2.0 compliant silicon footprint in the industry. Read More

Creating An Industry Standard

In addition to TransGaming, Khronos counts as member companies such leading organizations as Apple, Intel, Nokia, Samsung, Sony, AMD and NVidia, as well as over 100 others. Given that kind of membership list, and a singular focus on creating open standard APIs, we felt that Khronos was absolutely the right umbrella under which to develop a new industry standard for input. Read More

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