ArrayFire release v3.4 with improvements for OpenCL

ArrayFire release v3.4 with improvements for OpenCL

ArrayFire released v3.4 of their open source library of parallel computing functions supporting CUDA, OpenCL, and CPU devices. This new version of ArrayFire improves features and performance for applications in machine learning, computer vision, signal processing, statistics, finance, and more. Performance Improvements to JIT have resulted in up to 5x speed gains in OpenCL.   Read More

LunarG launches Vulkan Samples Tutorial

LunarG has launched a Vulkan Samples Tutorial on LunarXChange. The tutorial is organized into sections that walk you through the steps to create a simple Vulkan program. Each tutorial section corresponds directly to a sample program in the LunarG samples progression and is designed to be read as you look at and experiment with real code from the progression.    Read More

Khronos Group issues RFQ to complete the OpenCL 2.2 conformance tests

Khronos Group issues RFQ to complete the OpenCL 2.2 conformance tests

The Khronos Group today issued a request for quotes to complete the OpenCL 2.2 conformance tests. The primary goal of this project is to enhance and expand the existing OpenCL 2.1 conformance tests to create an OpenCL 2.2 test suite to be used to define conformance for OpenCL 2.2 implementations. Details online here.   Read More

NVIDIA: Vulkan C++ Bindings reloaded

NVIDIA Gameworks blog has a new entry on Vulkan C++ Bindings. Improvements in this update are related to array handling and error handling, though we’ve also changed the basic interface a little bit.   Read More

Early Access to the SYCL Open Standard for C++ Acceleration

Early Access to the SYCL Open Standard for C++ Acceleration

Codeplay is giving developers free, early access to ComputeCpp with a pre-conformance beta implementation of the SYCL open standard, along with an open-source preview of the latest Parallel Technical Specification to be adopted into C++17. Other open-source projects being made available are VisionCpp, a machine vision library demonstrating C++ techniques for performance-portability, and an early version of the Eigen C++ library that uses SYCL for acceleration on OpenCL devices.   Read More

Chakra GNU/Linux get Vulkan API Support

Chakra GNU/Linux maintainer Neofytos Kolokotronis announced the availability of the latest software versions in the main repositories. Support for the latest Vulkan API is the largest addition along with updates to LibreOffice 5.2.1, Wine 1.9.18, Rust 1.11.0, FontConfig 2.11.94, systemd 231 init system, and Mesa 12.0.1 3D Graphics Library.    Read More

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