One of the newer Khronos Chapters has announced a tentative date for a meet up in September 2013. For more information, please visit the Brazil Chapter page. If you would like to start a Khronos Chapter in your corner of the world, please visit the Khronos Group Chapter pages.
Acceleware presents four courses with a focus on how to write and optimize OpenCL applications for Altera FPGAs. Students will be taught how to achieve high performance by taking advantage of the heterogeneous nature of OpenCL and the massively parallel capabilities of Altera FPGAs. The training is targeted at design teams who work with parallel algorithms and computationally intense applications. There are four course in all:
The Lightweight Java Game Library (LWJGL) provides a simple API to OpenGL, OpenAL, OpenCL and Game Controllers enabling the production of state of the art games for Windows, Linux and Mac. Version 2.9.0 contains a complete rewrite of the mac backend, new OpenGL/OpenCL extension and bug fixes.
Sketchfab, a web service to publish, share and embed interactive 3D models will be giving a demo of their services, capabilities, and a general overview of what is happening in the background. Hosting the Meetup at Pivotal Labs will be the three co-founders from Paris: Cédric Pinson, Alban Denoyel, and Pierre-Antoine Passet.
Nathan Chong from the Department of Computing at Imperial College will present a lively and interactive tutorial at the LEAP Conference on applying formal analysis and verification techniques to OpenCL and CUDA kernels. The full LEAP conference programme has now been published online.
CEVA, Inc. has announced a new low-energy software framework for Android based systems. The Android Multimedia Framework (AMF) efficiently reduces the power consumption required for complex multimedia processing using a heterogeneous CPU and DSP system architecture. Using the Khronos Groups OpenMAX IL API, AMF complies with the current Android 4.x versions.
METAVERSE Technology LLC launches a 3D printing exchange platform on w3dc.com. 3D print objects are available in the COLLADA file format which is supported by most of the available 3D printers and online print services.
Struggling to find time to keep up with the latest WebGL happenings? You'll be happy to know that Tony Parisi, new Learning WebGL Editor-in-Chief has brought the 'WebGL around the Net' column back to life. The first edition under his reign is full of great news. Check it out!
Intel has put out a first release of Beignet, an open-source Linux project that supports OpenCL. Beignet, like many other OpenCL implementations, is based upon LLVM and Clang for its compiler infrastructure.
First International Workshop on OpenCL (IWOCL) will be held on May 13th-14th at Georgia Institute of Technology Atlanta, Georgia. IWOCL is an annual meeting of vendors, researchers and developers to promote the evolution and advancement of the OpenCL standard. The first workshop has an exciting full program, including a full day of tutorials, followed by a full day of keynotes, papers, and panels. The full (draft) program can be found here. Registration and travel details are also online. Signup soon and look forward to seeing you all then!