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Advanced Hands-On OpenCL Tutorial To Kick-Off IWOCL 2016The organisers of IWOCL 2016 (“eye-wok-ul”), the International Workshop on OpenCL announced that registration is now open for the “Advanced Hands-On OpenCL Tutorial”. The tutorial focuses on advanced OpenCL concepts and is an extension of the highly successful ‘Hands on OpenCL’ course which has received over 6,500 downloads from GitHub. Simon McIntosh-Smith, Associate Professor in High Performance Computing at the University of Bristol and one of the tutorial authors will lead the sessions. The full-day Advanced Hands-On OpenCL tutorial takes place on Tuesday 19th April at the C3 Conference Center in Vienna, Austria. The tutorial can also be combined with attendance at the full IWOCL event.

ARM shares their experience with developers of porting a graphics engine to the Vulkan API. The engine we decided to port to Vulkan has already had support for various other standard APIs such as OpenGL 4.5, OpenGL ES 2.0, OpenGL ES 3.2.

Qualcomm Incorporated announced that its subsidiary Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. has introduced support for the latest graphics and compute API from Khronos, Vulkan, on its Qualcomm Adreno 530 GPU, which is embedded in its Qualcomm® Snapdragon 820 processor.

Intel is among a select group of leading graphics platform suppliers with Vulkan 1.0 drivers certified by the Khronos Group Consortium. Intel Open Source Graphics Drivers continue to be among the most widely deployed driver stacks in the industry. They are integrated seamlessly into Linux PC client distributions, Google Chromebooks, and Valve’s SteamOS serving tens of millions of PC users. With today’s certifications, the Intel Open Source 3D Graphics Driver adds technology leadership to its impressive capabilities.

Imagination Technologies is part of the Vulkan working group and one of the major contributors to this API. Given that we have also been one of the first companies to demonstrate Vulkan (check out our Gnome Horde demo here), we are very excited to welcome today’s introduction of version 1.0 of the Vulkan specification and have set up a dedicated page where developers can access device images for supported platforms and code examples.

The Qt Company has joined as a contributor member to the Khronos Group. We expect that Vulkan will quickly gain strong foothold and driver support we are actively working on implementing the Qt support for Vulkan together with the Qt community, our partners and other members of the Khronos Group.

Khronos Releases Vulkan 1.0 SpecificationThe Khronos Group announces the immediate availability of the Vulkan 1.0 royalty-free, open standard API specification. Vulkan provides high-efficiency, cross-platform access to graphics and compute on modern GPUs used in a wide variety of devices from PCs and consoles to mobile phones and embedded platforms. This ground-up design, complementing the OpenGL®and OpenGL ES 3D APIs, provides applications direct control over GPU acceleration for maximized performance and predictability with minimized CPU overhead and efficient multi-threaded performance. Multiple Vulkan 1.0 hardware drivers and SDKs are available immediately for developers to begin creating Vulkan applications and engines. More information on Vulkan is available on the Vulkan homepage and in the Vulkan 1.0 press release.

The week of March 16th is a busy one so be sure to add the annual Khronos Group sessions to your calendar. This year we have a great line up including Vulkan, WebGL and glTF. There will be a special Chapters Luncheon and after the day winds down join Khronos for a special evening social full of good conversation with the Khronos Group members who bring you Vulkan, WebGL, OpenGL, and more. Register today for all the sessions you will attend.