The Khronos™ Group today announced the ratification and public release of the OpenCL™ 2.0 provisional specification. OpenCL 2.0 is a significant evolution of the open, royalty-free standard that is designed to further simplify cross-platform, parallel programming while enabling a significantly richer range of algorithms and programming patterns to be easily accelerated. As the foundation for these increased capabilities, OpenCL 2.0 defines an enhanced execution model and a subset of the C11 and C++11 memory model, synchronization and atomic operations. The release of the specification in provisional form is to enable developers and implementers to provide feedback before specification finalization, which is expected within 6 months.
The Khronos Group is throwing a huge party at SIGGRAPH to celebrate 10 years of OpenGL ES. The OpenGL ES 10th Anniversary party will take place July 24th at the Hilten Anaheim in the California Ballroom A&B at 9PM following the All-Day BOF Blitz™. With over $16K in prizes to be won, and a chance to mingle with the creators of OpenGL ES, this is an event not to be missed. To help celebrate, the Khronos Group is inviting you to help sponsor the party, send us your OpenGL ES stories, and in return you and your company can get some great exposure. We've got some great stories already lined up, which appear on our Party page and in our OpenGL ES yearbook. We hope you can join the Khronos Group for this momentous occasion.
Join Intel’s OpenCL team at SIGGRAPH July 23-25 at the Anaheim Convention Center. Learn how OpenCL with Intel Iris Pro Graphic are accelerating film and video editing on the go at our Intel demo, booth 201. Join Intel and Adobe Systems for lunch and three-hours of OpenCL sessions Tuesday from 12:15-4:15 in Room 201A. And, while you are upstairs, come to the Intel Studio Lounge in Room 201B for demo on how you can get a faster, better graphics user experience on the go with OpenCL and Intel Media SDK. Learn more about these OpenCL demos and sessions.
Intel IPP is now previewing a device-side OpenCL library and a new C/C++ library, both targeting computer vision and advanced image processing acceleration on Intel® Processor Graphics. This enables developers to take advantage of Intel® HD and Intel Iris Graphics to maximize performance, throughput, and power efficiency. These Intel IPP preview features are available as a free download.
StreamComputing has posted their upcoming OpenCL training schedule for Europe. The following three training sessions will be broken into sections: Optimising cache and memory in Java, C, C++ and .NET; The basics of kernel and host programming; OpenACC and ArrayFire for faster development; Optimisation-techniques for AMD, NVIDIA, Intel, ARM; and Integration and algorithm-design. London - 21 August; Prague - 25 September; Munich - 16 October.
Trusight, Inc. announced that it has partnered with Vivante Corporation to deliver a streamlined OpenCL and OpenGL ES solution of Trusight's patented video and CGI processing technology. DRC unlocks the visual processing algorithm that happens between the retina and brain, creating a disruptive innovation that revolutionizes the viewing experience on any screen. The Vivante optimized solution intelligently enhances and transforms media content to match real world colors, HDR, and details, while delivering notable power and bandwidth savings. Trusight Inc recently partnered with Imagination Technologies to deliver an optimized OpenCL implementation of Trusight’s patented multi-platform video and CGI processing technology, which can deliver notable power and bandwidth savings for Imagination’s PowerVR GPU technology.
Sagivtech is offering a 3 day training course for OpenCL. The course will run July 28-31, 2013. Details and course PDF booklet area available.
LibreOffice is a well-liked office suite, but not so much its spreadsheet component, Calc, which is known to be slow for even simple calculations. Now AMD has stepped in to provide GPU support that should speed things along. It seems that the LibreOffice programmers are trying to make the code fit in with AMDs Heterogeneous Systems Architecture (HSA) but the code itself is going to be written in OpenCL. This brings some hope that the optimizations might work with other GPUs such as NIVIDA's.
Imagination will demonstrate its market-leading PowerVR graphics (GPU) technologies for the smartphone and embedded markets. Demonstrations will include PowerVR Series6 GPUs, with demonstrations of the first PowerVR Series6 devices and OpenGL ES 3.0 and OpenCL demos, including GPU compute applications for rigid body physics, image processing, fluid dynamics.
AMD announced the initial lineup of keynote speakers for the 2013 AMD Developer Summit, APU13. The third annual three-day event will be held in San Jose, Calif., Nov. 11-14, 2013, where AMD and industry leaders will delve into key market trends regarding next generation software and computing experience development, the emerging Heterogeneous System Architecture (HSA) standard, and the latest in the use of industry-standard application programming interfaces such as OpenCL™, Microsoft DirectCompute and C++ AMP.