Khronos Group News Archives

Intel Skylake OpenGL vs. Vulkan Numbers With The Latest ANV Mesa Changes

Fresh OpenGL vs Vulkan graphics API performance numbers on the Intel side with their Mesa "ANV" driver. Read More

OpenCL GPU Training – Amsterdam, 16 Jan 2017

Stream Computing is offering OpenCL training in Amsterdam in January 2017. For those wanting to learn solid GPU programming. This is a public training with trainees from various companies – get in contact if you want to learn more about our in-company trainings. For pre-requisites and pricing, please see the Stream Computing website. Read More

Tutorial: Getting started with Swift 3 and OpenGL on Linux and macOS with GLFW

A short tutorial about getting started with Swift 3 and OpenGL on Linux and macOS. To keep the code portable on both operating systems, GLFW is used to create a window with an OpenGL context. Read More

IWOCL 2017 Call for Submissions now open

IWOCL 2017 Call for Submissions now open. Only 73 days left to submit! Formal proceedings of the conference will be published in the ACM International Conference Series (ACM ICPS). Follow the Read More link for details of the selection criteria and how to submit your abstract for consideration via EasyChair. Read More

Inspur and Intel Co-Launch OpenCL based FPGA card

Inspur and Khronos Member Intel announced partnership on an R&D project -- the Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) accelerator card F10A, at the SC16. This is a high density and high performance FPGA card based on OpenCL. Read More

Video from Khronos DevU in Seoul are now online

Khronos has posted the videos from the 2016 Khronos DevU in Seoul to YouTube. There are six videos covering: Vulkan HPP, Making SPIR-V Modules, OpenGL/Vulkan Performance Test, Vulkan Multi Threading (Korean), Vulkan Tutorial from Samsung (Korean) and a Vulkan Case Study (Korean). Read More

OpenCL programming environment for FPGAs big topic at SC16

Using OpenCL, programmers can utilize FPGAs with C, or other familiar high- level programming languages, instead of hardware-specific language. At SC16, one of the major issues for discussion is optimizing OpenCL kernels for high-performance computing. Read More

AMD Radeon Open Compute Platform 1.3 Adds Polaris, OpenCL And OpenUCX Support

Today sees the emergence of ROCm (Radeon Open Compute Platform) 1.3, which brings the official release of the LLVM native compiler and support for AMD’s current Polaris family of 14nm GPUs (Radeon RX 480, RX 470, RX 460). Also hopping aboard is support for OpenCL 1.2+. More specifically, ROCm 1.3 support the OpenCL 1.2 runtime along with the OpenCL 2.0 kernel language. Read More

Intel SDK for OpenCL Applications 2016 R3 now availble

Intel SDK for OpenCL Applications 2016 R3 now availble

Intel SDK for OpenCL Applications 2016 R3 is now available for download. This update adds support for new OSes and platforms, more performance analysis features and various SDK improvements including: OpenCL 2.1 development environment with the experimental CPU-only runtime for OpenCL 2.1; SPIR-V generation support with Intel® Code Builder for OpenCL offline compiler and Kernel Development Framework including textual representation of SPIR-V binaries. Read More

Khronos Group at SC16 in Booth 304

Join the Khronos Group in Booth 304 @ SC16. There will be people in the booth from the Khronos working groups who can answer your technical questions about OpenCL, SYCL, and SPIR. Visit the Khronos Booth for your free HPC t-shirt, OpenCL sticker, and reference guides for OpenCL and SYCL. Khronos members Xilinx and Codeplay will be in the booth to answer questions, give talks, and show demos. This year at SC Khronos will show where OpenCL fits in with the larger pantheon of open standards for HPC in a panel held on Wednesday 10:30am in room 255-BC.

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Nimbix Teams with Xilinx to Expand FPGA-Based Workload Acceleration in the Cloud with OpenCL

Nimbix announced the availability of the Xilinx SDAccel development environment for on-demand development, testing, and deployment of FPGA-accelerated workflows in the Nimbix Cloud, powered by JARVICE. The SDAccel development environment combines the industry's first architecturally optimizing compiler supporting any combination of OpenCL, C, and C++ kernels, along with libraries, development boards and industry standard development and run‐time experience for FPGAs. Read More

Mesa 13.0.1 Is Out for Linux with Improvements for Intel & Radeon Vulkan Drivers

After informing us last week about the availability of the Release Candidate (RC) version of the first point release of Mesa 13.0.0, as well as about Mesa 13.0.1's upcoming launch on November 13, 2016, Collabora's Emil Velikov released the final version today. Read More

Vulkan Device-Generated Commands

Vulkan Device-Generated Commands

NVIDIA introduces the VK_NVX_device_generated_commands (DGC) Vulkan extension, which allows the GPU to generate the most frequent rendering commands on its own. Read about Vulkan Device-Generated Commands on the NVIDIA Blog. Read More

Khronos Group welcomes Igalia, S.L. as newest Contributing Member

The Khronos Group is proud to announce that Igalia S.L. has joined as a Contributor Member. Igalia is a Free Software consultancy with headquarters in Spain and developers all around the world. They are passionate about their work, active in their communities, eager to learn and happy to contribute their knowledge. In short, they are inspired to make the world a better place through Free Software, and driven by the knowledge that they can. Read More

Docker images that support OpenCL using Beignet and Mesa

If you've been looking for OpenCL Docker using Beignet and Mesa, look no further. Rex Tsai on Github has a repository for you. Read More

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