OpenCL: The Hardware Evolution and the Software Revolution, Seminar in Toronto

AJ Guillon will be presenting the upcoming Fields Institute Working Lunch Seminar on OpenCL this April 28th 2015. This talk will motivate the OpenCL standard and present its opportunities and challenges. A survey of performance gains and energy savings will be provided so that the potential of the parallel heterogeneous compute era can be understood. The recent announcements from Khronos at GDC 2015, including Vulkan and OpenCL 2.1, will be echoed. AJ Guillon is a Khronos member and actively contributed to the new OpenCL C++ kernel language, provisionally released as part of OpenCL 2.1. In order to attend, you must register by April 26th.   Read More

IWOCL 2015 OpenCL Developer Advanced Tutorial

IWOCL 2015 OpenCL Developer Advanced Tutorial

The organisers of IWOCL, the International Workshop on OpenCL, announced that AMD and HP have sponsored the Advanced Hands-On OpenCL Tutorial that will kick-off IWOCL 2015. The tutorial, which will focus on advanced OpenCL concepts, is an extension of the highly successful 'Hands on OpenCL' course which has received over 3,000 downloads. Simon McIntosh-Smith, Senior Lecturer in High Performance Computing and Architectures at the University of Bristol and one of the authors of the original open-source course will lead the tutorial. The full-day Advanced Hands-On OpenCL tutorial takes place on Monday 11th May at the Li Ka Shing Center, Stanford University. Registration is $145. For additional information visit the official website.   Read More

Red Hat joins The Khronos Group

Red Hat's Christian Schaller posted a blog entry announcing their Khronos Membership. "The reason we are joining is because of all the important changes that are happening in Graphics and GPU compute these days and our wish to have more direct input of the direction of some of these technologies" wrote Christian.    Read More

High-performance Visualisation Using OpenGL/WebGL at International Symposium in Australia

Dr Tomasz Bednarz currently works as a Principal Research Fellow at the QUT Science and Engineering Faculty, and finds time to run the Brisbane GPU Meet-up group and the Khronos Brisbane Chapter. Tomasz will be giving a workshop on High-performance Visualisation Using OpenGL/WebGL. This workshop will provide introduction to OpenGL and will include introductions and hands-on exercises to basic concepts of hardware rendered graphics, shader language and WebGL. Short introductions to OpenCL and new Vulkan APIs will be also showcased.   Read More

CAD Society announces 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award to Jon Peddie

CAD Society announces 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award to Jon Peddie

The CAD Society has awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award to Jon Peddie of JPR and GraphicSpeak based on his research and publications around 3D graphics technology. The award is given “in recognition of his outstanding lifelong pioneering, consulting, and analysis service dedicated to advancing the underappreciated pixel.” Jon Peddie has been a long time friend and partner of The Khronos Group, and we'd like to congratulate him on this great achievement.   Read More

Khronos UK Chapter meeting at LLVM conference in Goldsmiths University of London

Samsung R&D Institute UK invites you to the next meeting of the Khronos UK Chapter on Tuesday 14th April , taking place during the LLVM conference in the New Academic Building at Goldsmiths, University of London. The meeting will focus on how SPIR-V is a cornerstone of the new Vulkan and OpenCL 2.1 APIs recently announced by Khronos, how SPIR-V evolved from LLVM IR and why a binary intermediate language is important to the industry. Meeting starts at 1PM.   Read More

#OpenCL Hardware Evolution and the Software Revolution Seminar @FieldsInstitute Registration deadline April 26 ow.ly/LXKXO
#OpenCL: The Hardware Evolution and the Software Revolution, Seminar @FieldsInstitute Registration deadline April 26 ow.ly/LXKNW
#OpenCL: The Hardware Evolution and the Software Revolution, Seminar @FieldsInstitute Registration deadline April 26.
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NVIDIA Releases 350.12 Game Ready WHQL Drivers with OpenCL 1.2 Support ow.ly/LDq5G
CAD Society announces 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award to Jon Peddie ow.ly/LB6iN #CAD
Khronos UK Chapter meeting at LLVM conference, Goldsmiths University of London. Starts in 25 minutes ow.ly/LAkCV #OpenCL #SPIR
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