With only a few days remaining to signup for a seat, the Khronos Group meetups at GDC 2014 are quickly approaching. We're looking forward to seeing everyone for lots of learning, prizes and refreshments. Complete details are online for our 7 meetups. Our seven meetups include OpenCL and WebCL, OpenGL ES and OpenGL, WebGL, COLLADA with glTF and OpenVX, Camera and StreamInput. As well a joint press conference with the PC Gaming Alliance will take place on March 19th 2014, with lots of interesting news for everyone. There will be many speakers from many companies. This is a not to be missed 2 day event for anyone going to GDC.
ANTFARM, a consumer robotics company, has started a kickstarter for a book about multi-core computing. One that removes the ambiguity around Multi Core processors and More Importantly training people to Program the Multi Core processors of the Future. The Kickstarter goal is a modest one of $5,000 by April 3rd, 2014.
Intel SDK for OpenCL Applications 2014 Beta brings new capabilities and a comprehensive development platform for OpenCL APIs. Now developers can take advantage of the powerful combination of OpenCL, Intel Iris Graphics, and Intel HD Graphics to innovate and accelerate time to market. This new Beta extends the OpenCL support for Windows to include Android support. Also included is the new Code Builder, an integrated tool providing design, build, debug, and analysis capabilities within Microsoft Visual Studio and Eclipse IDEs with new features like API Debugging, kernel analyzing, and remote development on Intel Atom processors (codename Bay Trail) with Android.
Acceleware partners with AMD to bring you this professional four day course designed for programmers who are looking to develop comprehensive skills in writing and optimizing applications that fully leverage data parallel processing capabilities of GPUs.
Imagination Technologies has announced that an advanced GPU accelerated VP9 software decoder for its industry-leading PowerVR Series6 Rogue GPUs is available from Imagination’s strategic partner MulticoreWare. Developed in partnership with Google, the OpenCL based decoder supports playback of YouTube video at 1080p, 30fps, providing a low-power solution for HD video on devices such as mobile devices, tablets, connected TVs and other products. With this new decoder, existing products with PowerVR Series6 GPUs can now play VP9 generated content.
Squid Systems announced at Mobile World Congress the availability of its highly efficient HEVC decoder software for mobile devices. The Squid decoder software operates on popular mobile processors based on ARM Limited designs and on processors made by Intel Corporation, and includes OpenCL optimization to exploit the processing power of popular GPUs available on mobile processors.
Qualcomm has added the Snapdragon 610 and 615 chipsets to the Snapdragon 600 tier for high-end mobile computing devices. Both new chipsets integrate Qualcomm Technologies’ 3rd Generation LTE modem, supporting Category 4 data rates for new requirements such as LTE-Broadcast and LTE Dual SIM Dual Active (DSDA). The chipsets also feature Qualcomm Technologies’ Adreno 405 GPU which support the latest mobile graphics APIs like DirectX 11.2 and OpenGL ES 3.0 with added support of hardware accelerated geometry shading and hardware tessellationfor more detailed, realistic mobile games and visually stunning user interfaces. The Adreno 405 also supports Full Profile OpenCL for superior GPGPU compute, video and image processing.
The problem with disruption is that it's so… disrupting. This is also what's so attractive about it. The important question is what's on the intended receiving end of that disruption. If it is your competitors' business models and market positions, OpenCL provides a remarkable lever for achieving those objectives.
Join Chris Mason, Acceleware Product Manager, as he presents a case study of accelerating a seismic algorithm on a cluster of AMD GPU compute nodes, for geophysical software provider and processor GeoTomo.
The Khronos Group will once again be holding a series of Meet ups at this years Game Developers Conference in San Francisco.