Microsoft achieves compelling Performance-per-Watt in cloud data center acceleration with OpenCL powered FPGAs

Altera Corporation announced Microsoft is using Altera Arria 10 FPGAs to achieve compelling performance-per-Watt in data center acceleration based on CNN (convolutional neural network) algorithms. This performance is achieved using the open software development language known as OpenCL, or VHDL to code the Arria 10 FPGA and its IEEE754 hard floating point DSP (digital signal processing) blocks.   Read More

Using SPIR for fun and profit with Intel OpenCL Code Builder

A short tutorial offering a brief introduction to Khronos SPIR. The tutorial will also touch on the differences between a SPIR binary and an Intel proprietary Intermediate Binary, and demonstrating a couple of ways to create SPIR binaries using tools shipped with Intel INDE and a way of consuming SPIR binaries in your OpenCL program.    Read More

Immersive Technology Alliance (ITA) annual meeting on March 4, 2015

The Khronos Group and ImmersiON-VRelia will be sponsoring the annual ITA meeting March 4 at 9AM, at SF Green Space @EEFG. Scheduled speakers include Neil Trevett, President of the Khronos Group and Dr. Jon Peddie of Jon Peddie Research, among others. Neil Trevett will talk about the litmus test for helping determine when the ideology of 'Open Standards' holds true, and how the alliance is working to honor this methodology in their working groups pertaining to standards and industry growth. Later the same day and in the same place, the Khronos Group will be holding an 'OpenCL Ecosystem Advances: OpenCL, SYCL, and SPIR' session and a WebGL Meetup. Although the WebGL meetup is now filled to capacity, there is still some room remaining for the OpenCL venture, and the two special sessions on March 5th for 'Next Generation of Graphics and Compute API'. All of these events are being held at SF Green Space @EEFG in San Francisco.   Read More

Haswell systems get OpenCL & gaming boosts in driver update

Intel has updated its graphics drivers for users of 4th generation Core processors. The headline benefits to updating your Haswell based system's drivers is that the integrated graphics component will give you up to 10 per cent better performance in games and up to 30 per cent better performance in OpenCL. This driver update may be particularly interesting to those with systems which rely upon Intel graphics and have no graphic card upgrade options - laptops and devices like the Surface Pro 3.   Read More

Khronos sessions with talks and demos next week. Over half full already for #glNext seating #OpenCL #WebGL
#glNext demos and presentations March 5 offsite at #GDC Lots of schmoozing time as with the developers
Bare witness to the new graphics and compute API, reserve today as space is limited #glNext #OpenCL
@albertojaspe Videos will be available online after the conference
Khronos sessions at SF Green Space during #GDC #glNext and #OpenCL. Reserve a seat today #WebGL is already full
Going to GDC? Be sure to stop in at our sessions offsite March 4 & 5 at SF Green Space #glNext #OpenCL
Microsoft achieves compelling Performance-per-Watt in cloud data center acceleration with OpenCL powered FPGAs
Immersive Technology Alliance annual meeting March 4 at SF Green Space, before #OpenCL session and #WebGL meetup