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Varjo Achieves Full Conformance with OpenXR 1.0

Varjo is now OpenXR 1.0 conformant. Varjo’s entire portfolio of virtual and mixed reality headsets (current and previous generations) are now fully compatible with the OpenXR 1.0 standard. As a result, developers can more easily take advantage of Varjo’s unique VR/XR capabilities while conforming to industry standards and ensuring true cross-platform experiences.

NVIDIA is Now OpenCL 3.0 Conformant

Today NVIDIA announced fully conformant OpenCL 3.0 for Windows and Linux on Maxwell and later GPUs. Existing OpenCL 1.x based applications will continue to work with NVIDIA’s OpenCL 3.0 drivers without any changes. In addition to full OpenCL 1.2 compatibility, NVIDIA’s OpenCL 3.0 drivers now deliver significant optional OpenCL 3.0 functionality. Developers can try out the R465 drivers with OpenCL 3.0 today.

9th International Workshop on OpenCL and SYCL

Join us online at the 9th International Workshop on OpenCL, including SYCLcon 2021, for four days of talks April 26-29,2021. There will be workshops and community networking aimed at furthering the collaboration and knowledge sharing amongst the international community of high-performance computing specialist working with OpenCL, SYCL, SPIR and Vulkan Compute. The event provides a rich mix of hands-on tutorials, technical presentations, research papers, posters, panel discussions, networking and vendor discussions. It also provides a formal channel for community feedback to the Khronos Group, the industry body responsible for the standards.

Khronos Group Welcomes SuperDNA3DLab as Associate Member

SuperDNA is an established 3D lab offering cutting-edge 3D solutions along with its partners and develop 3D content for all facets of the e-commerce pipeline from product sampling and prototyping, to marketing, virtual showroom creation, and product representations. We have created over 40,000 high-performing, true-to-life 3D models and have nearly half a million hours of experience.

With a repository of more than 75,000 materials and textures, we have significantly cut down the turnaround time and costs for the creation of even the most complex 3D products.

We have recently joined the Khronos Group to stay abreast of the latest developments in the authoring and integration of interoperability standards for 3D media.

We are glad to join hands and interface with the industry-leading members of the Khronos Group and work in tandem to define how customers interact with embedded 3D models and product representations across platforms.

We eagerly look forward to liaising with the preeminent leaders in the technology landscape who are defining the consistency and harmony of dynamic media for end consumers on embedded as well as high-performing systems.

Intel’s Vulkan Driver Adds Conservative Rasterization

Intel’s open-source “ANV” Vulkan driver now supports the Vulkan ext_conservative_rasterization extension. The conservative rasterization mode allows for over or under estimation for limiting the rasterization process and ensuring certainty over the rendering behavior. The extension is supported by Intel’s Mesa Vulkan driver in Git ahead of Mesa 21.1.

Khronos Group Welcomes Hexa as Contributor Member

Hexa uses their proprietary technology to convert retailers and brands existing images into immersive content at half the cost and twice the speed.They offer a risk free SaaS business model to its partners, who can now avoid upfront expenses that are usually required to create 3D content and reach positive ROI. Hexa’s customers use their product to lower visualization costs, increase sales metrics, improve customer acquisition costs and distribute content globally.

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