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SIGGRAPH Day 2: OpenGL BOF today!

The Khronos Group has just one BOF today. The much anticipated OpenGL BOF at 5:15pm at the Wilshire Grand Hotel in the "Los Angeles" room. Jon Peddie from Jon Peddie Research will be opening the BOF followed by Barthold Lichtenbelt–What's new with OpenGL 4, Bill Licea-Kane–GLSL 4 tips and tricks, Jon Leech–OpenGL Ecosystem update, Ian Wiliams–Graphics benchmarking goes to 11 and Yaki Tebeka from Graphic Remedy. Prizes to be won based on OpenGL trivia include:

  • 5 SuperBible 5th Edition–Pearson (Addison-Wesley)
  • 1 Quadro Graphics Card–NVIDIA
  • 1 ATI FirePro V5800 workstation GPU–AMD
  • 3 gDEBugger GL one-year license–Graphic Remedy

Yesterdays OpenCL BOF was standing room only, so be sure to arrive early to get a seat! We look forward to seeing you there!

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Enabling the Immersive 3D Web with COLLADA & WebGLWhitepaper

This white paper describes two Khronos standards (COLLADA and WebGL) at an abstract level and the evolution of an ecosystem that will enable immersive 3D Web applications to evolve from currently disparate implementations (i.e. “walled gardens” or “silos”) to become standard web publishing accessible natively in a web browser.

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DMP Releases AndroidTM OpenGL ES 3D Graphics E-learning Kit

Digital Media Professionals Inc. announced that it will start selling the English version of its Android 3D Graphics Learning Kit in August 2010. DMP will showcase the first public exhibition of its Android 3D Graphics Learning Kit (English Version) at SIGGRAPH 2010 at Khronos Booth #1201.

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SIGGRAPH Day 1: COLLADA and OpenCL BOF today!

The Khronos Group has two BOFs today. First up is COLLADA at 1pm in the LACC room 402A. Prizes include two copies of Bartlett & Jones Publisher - Game Engine Gems 1. Second BOF for today is OpenCL at 4pm, also in the LACC room 402A. Prizes include over $5000 in state-of-the-art Workstation AIBs:

  • Two Fermi-based NVIDIA Quadro FX 5000 – packed with 2.5GB GDDR5!
  • Two Cypress-based ATI Radeon 5870s!
  • 3 gDEBugger licenses

Prizes will be awarded on knowledge of OpenCL “trivia” so come prepared! Tomorrow will be the OpenGL BOF with lots more prizes.

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Game Engine Gems 1 prizes to be given away at SIGGRAPH COLLADA BOF

The folks from COLLADA will be giving away two copies Bartlett & Jones Publisher - Game Engine Gems 1. Be sure to join us Tuesday, 27 July | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm | Los Angeles Convention Center - Room LACC, Room 402A

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Over $5,000 of state-of-the-art Workstation Boards to be given away at SIGGRAPH OpenCL BOF

AMD and NVIDIA are providing some pretty sweet graphics hardware at the OpenCL BOF at SIGGRAPH on Tuesday 27th from 4:00 pm - 6:00, Room 402A in the Los Angeles Convention Center – the prizes include:

  • Two Fermi-based NVIDIA Quadro FX 5000 – packed with 2.5GB GDDR5!
  • Two Cypress-based ATI Radeon 5870s!

Prizes will be awarded on knowledge of OpenCL “trivia” so come prepared!

The OpenCL CL BOF at SIGGRAPH will be a great place to come up to speed on the new OpenCL 1.1 and interact with key OpenCL developers from AMD, Khronos, Graphic Remedy Intel and NVIDIA – including the OpenCL chair and spec editor – be there or be polygonal.

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Khronos Drives Evolution of Cross-Platform 3D Graphics with Release of OpenGL 4.1 Specification

The Khronos™ Group today announced the immediate release of the OpenGL® 4.1 specification, bringing the very latest graphics functionality to the most advanced and widely adopted cross-platform 2D and 3D graphics API (application programming interface). OpenGL 4.1 is the sixth update to OpenGL specification in two years, continuing the rapid evolution of this royalty-free specification. This new version continues to maintain full backwards compatibility to enable developers to begin using new features whenever they choose, while portably accessing state-of-the-art GPU functionality across diverse operating systems and platforms. New functionality in the core OpenGL 4.1 specification includes full compatibility with OpenGL ES 2.0 APIs, the ability to query and load a binary for shader program objects to save re-compilation time, the capability to bind programs individually to programmable stages for programming flexibility, 64-bit floating-point component vertex shader inputs for higher geometric precision and multiple viewports for a rendering surface for increased rendering flexibility. The latest specifications can be downloaded today in OpenGL Registry. An official feedback forum is online at the OpenGL Forums.

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If you liked Assembler, you’ll love OpenCL

In todays world of copy paste programming expertise, OpenCL will force you to learn the nuts and bolts of programming. Learn why it is important to learn about the hardware you are programming for.

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Khronos invites you to the COLLADA BoF at SIGGRAPH

Thanks to the flexibility of COLLADA being an XML based language, the COLLADA Working Group continues to grow with new members from many diverse disciplines that employ 3D technologies. Many of our members turn to Khronos standards such as COLLADA, OpenGL ES and WebGL to support 3D content that can take advantage of web protocols and the forthcoming HTML5 suite of standards. The synergy between the industry's 3D applications and Khronos standards motivates best-in-class COLLADA coherent products; products that soon will have the potential to operate within native 3D enabled browsers. This summer at Siggraph, we welcome you to join us at the COLLADA Birds of a Feather session on Tuesday, July 27 from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm in the Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 402A, to hear from some of these members on how they employ COLLADA. You'll also learn more about our current working group efforts and our plans for the future. We hope you will join us!

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Par4All source-to-source transformations environment starts work with OpenCL

Pa4All is an open-source environment to do source-to-source transformations on C and Fortran programs for parallelizing, optimizing and instrumenting. The source-to-source approach allows you to capitalize on the source code and generate other sources that can be used by the better back-ends available: optimized compilers for a given processor, vendor compilers for embedded processors, CUDA or OpenCL for GPU, OpenMP, MPI.

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