News Archives

The Khronos Group is accepting proposals for an OpenVX project. The project will deliver a fully conformant implementation of the OpenVX 1.2.1 standard that is optimized for the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ (or similar) platform. The project will demonstrate the performance advantage of using the OpenVX API by implementing several optimizations that are enabled by OpenVX. Deadline for submissions is January 15, 2019. Complete details here.

Khronos announces newest Associate Member DGGThe Khronos Group would like to welcome its newest Associate Member DGG (Darmstadt Graphics Group GmbH). DGG develops RapidCompact, a software that reduces the size of 3D data sets in a fully-automatic fashion, optimizing 3D models for different use cases such as VR, AR and 3D on the Web. Being a spinoff of the Fraunhofer Society, DGG embraces innovation as well as standardization efforts, which has made them a strong supporter of Khronos’ glTF format.

Yesterday AMD developers did their first AMDVLK open-source push of 2019. That first update in nearly a month updated against the Vulkan 1.1.96 headers, added GPU memory references to software compositing images, clean-ups for the barrier handling, various PAL and LLPC fixes, and other changes. Based upon that source code state from yesterday, an Ubuntu Debian package is now available of just the Vulkan driver and validated for at least 16.04/18.04 installations but should end up working too for e.g. 18.10. Read the entire story on Phoronix.

Just in time for CES, Vulkan 1.1.97 has been released with 5 new extensions along with a handful of fixes internal and publicly raised issues. The new extensions in this update are: VK_KHR_depth_stencil_resolve, VK_EXT_buffer_device_address, VK_EXT_memory_budget, VK_EXT_memory_priority and VK_EXT_validation_features. Read the Change log for a complete list of changes.

COMSOL Multiphysics Supports glTF File Export for 3D Simulation ResultsThe latest release of COMSOL Multiphysics, version 5.4, includes a new postprocessing feature: the ability to export 3D simulation results plots as GL Transmission Format (glTF) files. 3D results can be exported in just a few clicks and by specifying a file path and name. glTF files are then ready to be opened in any applicable graphics tool or third-party graphics viewer so that you can display and manipulate the 3D results — and even superimpose them on a customized background! Learn more about how to export your 3D simulation results as glTF files and share them via viewers in this post on the COMSOL.

Going to CES 2019? Then you are invited!Come visit Khronos Group at the 2019 Alliance Community Reception at CES. This is an opportunity for attendees to meet and greet with Khronos and other organizations establishing industry standards and facilitating interoperable consumer technology. Enjoy refreshments, and relax amid the fast-paced action of CES.