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Microsoft supports WebGL

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In a massive about-turn, after declaring WebGL to be insecure and working on its own http replacement, IE11 will support WebGL and Google SPDY protocol. HTML5 support is also much improved, and some much-needed interface tweaks have been delayed.   Read More

Khronos BOF Blitz After-Party™ sponsorship opportunities

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The Khronos Group is looking for sponsors for the 2013 BOF Blitz After-Party™ event of the decade. Each sponsorship package has great value and exposure for your company priced to fit any budget. Attendance is not required. Regardless of whether or not you attend one of the nine BOFs, or the BOF Blitz After-Party, there are some attractive web banners to help advertise the event.    Read More

SimLab Composer improves WebGL support

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SimLab composer, a 3D scene building, rendering, sharing, and animation application, introduces significant improvements for WebGL. Enhancements include exporting cameras, supporting reflection maps and bump maps. The engine behind the WebGL export has been completely rewritten.   Read More

China claims top TOP500 spot for a second time with Intel processors

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China’s National University of Defense Technology, is the world’s new No. 1 system with a performance of 33.86 petaflop/s on the Linpack benchmark, according to the 41stedition of the twice-yearlyTOP500 list of the world’s most powerful supercomputers. The surprise appearance of Tianhe-2, two years ahead of the expected deployment, marks China’s first return to the No. 1 position since November 2010, when Tianhe-1A was the top system. Tianhe-2 has 16,000 nodes, each with two Intel Xeon IvyBridge processors and three Xeon Phi processors for a combined total of 3,120,000 computing cores.   Read More

Apple unveils new Mac Pro with tons of OpenCL compute power

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Phil Schiller announced the new Mac Pro at this years World Wide Developers Conference. Shipping standard with two AMD FirePro GPUs "[sic] for those of you who use OpenCL - and you all know you should, this delivers seven teraflops of compute power to your applications."   Read More

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