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NVIDIA is excited to announce another unrivaled week of innovation, learning and networking. GTC 2011 will take place October 11-14, 2011 at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California. Whether you’re a returning alumni or planning to come for the very first time, you’ll find the best and the brightest from all over the world demonstrating cutting-edge work across a wide variety of fields. Call for Submissions will open in March 2011.

Visit the Khronos Group at GDC 2011 in March. We have lots of demos, exciting news, a DevU happening on March 3rd, and free Khronos API laminated reference cards to hand out. Do you want to find out more about WebGL, COLLADA, OpenGL, OpenGL ES or OpenCL? Drop by our booth #1444 in the Moscone Center. Our DevU will be held at the Esplanade level, Room 301. See you there!

Benjamin Nortier from is now in possession of a MakerBot Thing-O-Matic 3D Printer. After surveying the 3D modelling software, disappointment settled in, and Benjamin has decided to build a WebGL 3D modelling tool. The tool must be accessible—Open Source, Powerful—using boundary representation (BRep), and Modern—internet-ready with a solid RESTful API. Complete with a sneak peak, and proof of concept, this project is worth following.

The CTK Workbench is a powerful rapid prototyping environment for OpenCL kernels. New kernels can be created by entering the OpenCL source code and defining inputs and outputs. These kernels can easily be connected to data sources and data viewers. Images, video streams, binary data and audio streams are supported. Sharing textures between OpenGL and OpenCL makes it possible to instantly display the results of OpenCL kernels operations. All results are visible in real time. Both Windows and Linux is supported.

GPU Caps Viewer 1.10.0 adds the support of the recently released GeForce GT 440 and improves the support of OpenCL by allowing the selection of a particular OpenCL platform for running the demos when you have several OpenCL implemtation in your system (NVIDIA, AMD or Intel).GPU Caps Viewer is a graphics card information utility focused on the OpenGL, OpenCL and CUDA API level support of the main graphics card.

An introductory tutorial using the Khronos EGL API and EAGL—the EGL API implemented by Apple. This tutorial will show you how to set up an OpenGL’s application to comunicate with the device’s windowing system. Focus is placed on Objective-C and iOS.

The Khronos Group has registered the mimetype “model/vnd.collada+xml” with IANA for the COLLADA extension .dae. Mark Barnes, COLLADA Work Group Chair said “the important thing about having a MIME type for COLLADA is that it enables applications and operating systems to recognize “.dae” documents and provide a much richer and secure experience to users, especially for Web applications and browsers.”

Proximal Studios is running an OpenGL Demo Challenge. The current challenge is to produce a demo featuring reflections for a platform of your choice. Advanced producers are encouraged to incorporate secondary technologies (such as a webcam) in order to facilitate viewer interaction. The demo is running from February 1st until February 28th. Complete rules and details of what are required for your submission are available on the Demo Chronicles website. The challenge is open to beginner and experienced OpenGL programmers alike.

Intel extends OpenCL support with today’s announcement of an update to the Intel® OpenCL SDK alpha version on This update release brings full coverage of the OpenCL 1.1 standard to the Intel® CoreTM processors, and supports both 32-bit and 64-bit applications on windows based operation systems.

Google announced today that WebGL is enabled by default in the stable release of Google Chrome. This is the first browser to have WebGL enabled for everyone to use. Web designers, prepare your WebGL content!


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