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AMD unveils new OpenCL powered professional graphics cards

AMD unveils new OpenCL powered professional graphics cards

At SIGGRAPH 2014, AMD unveiled new additions to the next generation AMD FirePro professional graphics family – AMD FirePro W2100, AMD FirePro W4100, AMD FirePro W5100, and AMD FirePro W7100. These new products are designed for Computer Aided Design (CAD), video, animation, design and engineering professionals. The offerings provide workstation integrators and end users with an exciting choice of performance levels for an extensive array of applications, all supported by certified drivers and powered by OpenCL. Read More

Next Generation OpenGL Initiative - Call for Participation

Khronos announced a call for participation today in a project to define a future open standard for high-efficiency access to graphics and compute on modern GPUs. Key directions for the new ground-up design include explicit application control over GPU and CPU workloads for performance and predictability, a multithreading-friendly API with greatly reduced overhead, a common shader program intermediate language, and a strengthened ecosystem focus that includes rigorous conformance testing. Fast-paced work on detailed proposals and designs are already underway, and any company interested to participate is strongly encouraged to join Khronos for a voice and a vote in the development process. Complete information on joining the Khronos Group is available online. Read More

OpenGL 4.5 Specification Released

Khronos publicly released the OpenGL 4.5 specification today, bringing the very latest functionality to the industry’s most advanced 3D graphics API while maintaining full backwards compatibility, enabling applications to incrementally use new features. The full specification and reference materials are available for immediate download from the OpenGL Registry. The OpenGL 4.5 reference card is available for download today, and as usual, an official OpenGL 4.5 feedback thread is awaiting your feedback. The full press release is available here. Read More

Khronos Group releases the SPIR 2.0 provisional specification

The Khronos Group today announced the ratification and public release of the SPIR 2.0 provisional specification that provides a non-source encoding, and binary level portability, for OpenCL 2.0 device programs. SPIR (Standard Portable Intermediate Representation) is the industry's first open, cross-platform Intermediate Representation standard for portable heterogeneous parallel computing and is based on LLVM IR. SPIR enables developers to avoid exposing sensitive kernel source and enables a diversity of language front-ends to easily target OpenCL platforms and devices in addition to OpenCL C. Visit the SPIR specification in the OpenCL registry. Read More

SIGGRAPH: Intel holding several OpenCL related talks and demonstrations in Booth 1001

Intel will be talking about and demonstrating OpenCL @ Booth #1001 at Siggraph. Most of the Intel events will occur twice throughout the week. Less chance of double booking yourself this year! All the details on Intel booth events and Khronos related events are available online. Read More

ARM to hold ASTC and OpenCL talks at SIGGRAPH monday

ARM will be holding a series of talks at SIGGRAPH on Monday August 11 in room 118-120 from 9AM - 10:30AM. Included in these talks are "Mobile GPU Compute: Exploring the Mobile GPU Through OpenCL" and "ASTC: The Extra Dimension". You may view a complete list of Khronos Technology related talks on our SIGGRAPH event page. Read More

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OpenGL ES 3.1 reference card is now available

The long awaited OpenGL ES 3.1 Reference Card is now available online in PDF format. Get your download today! Read More

Cesium WebGL engine 1.0 released

Cesium is an open-source JavaScript library for creating 3D globes and 2D maps in a web browser without a plugin. It uses WebGL for hardware-accelerated graphics and glTF for 3D models. Version 1.0 includes support for worldwide high-resolution terrain; global imagery from standards such as WMS and Bing Maps; vector data from GeoJSON and TopoJSON; and a large geometry library. Read More

Marvell ARMADA 1500 with OpenGL ES 2.0 is a Gold winner

Marvell announced that its ARMADA 1500 Plushas been named as a Gold winner by the Network Products Guide at the 9th Annual 2014 Hot Companies and Best Products Awards for the Innovations in Video category. ARMADA 1500 Plus offers high graphics performance with its OpenGL ES 2.0 compatible graphics engine. Read More

LibreOffice 4.3 now supports COLLADA and glTF

LibreOffice 4.3 now supports inserting 3D models in the glTF format into presentations (using libgltf). Currently this feature is only available for Linux and Windows. There is also limited support for 3D models in .dae and .kmz formats using collada2gltf. Read More

Google has acquired Khronos Group member DrawElements

Google has acquired DrawElements, a Finland-based company that specializes in software used for GPU benchmarking and testing. DrawElements' main product is DrawElements Quality Program (dEQP), which is used to measure the quality of GPUs and their drivers, while also focusing on related work with OpenGL ES 2.0 drivers and software rasterizers. The dEQP suite is a toolkit used to benchmark the accuracy, precision, feature conformance and stability of OpenGL ES and OpenCL GPUs. Read More

Khronos Toronto Chapter is holding a meetup August 21

If you work in graphics, you live and die by your tools. if you work in graphics for the web, this means Chrome or Firefox developer tools. Join the Khronos Toronto Chapter to discuss and learn about the latest web tools in Firefox and Chrome for WebGL and WebCL. For OpenGL folks there'll be a discussion to compare web graphics tools to native graphics tools. Read More

New Dell Venue 8 tablet features a PowerVR Rogue GPU, runs OpenGL ES 3.0 and OpenCL out of the box

The refreshed Venue range of Android tablets from Dell is based on Intel Atom processors that run Android 4.4 KitKat. The Atom Z3460/Z3480 SoCs are 64-bit apps processors that include a dual-core CPU based on the Silvermont architecture and a quad-cluster PowerVR G6400 GPU capable of OpenGL ES 3.1, OpenCL 1.2 and RenderScript. In the past OpenCL had only been available on developer boards but the Venue 8 tablet is the first consumer device to come with both OpenCL and RenderScript working out of the box. We’ve loaded our OpenCL Camera Adjustment image processing demo to offer readers a quick comparison in performance. When running on our PowerVR G6400 GPU, the image processing demo averages around 74 fps while the Intel CPU peaks at 12 FPS. To put this into perspective, an Exynos-based Samsung Galaxy S4 using a PowerVR SGX544MP3 GPU was able to run the same demo at roughly 27 FPS. Read More

Khronos Group proud sponsor of The Graphical Web 2014 in Winchester England

The Graphical Web 2014 is being organised by the Data Visualisation Centre, UK Office for National Statistics and will be held at the University of Winchester, England over 4 days from Wednesday August 27th through to Saturday August 30th. The theme of the conference will be Visual Storytelling using new technology to produce compelling visual narratives on the web. Neil Trevett will be giving a State of the Union address on WebGL and WebCL, as well the Khronos Group will be sponsoring this event. Read More

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