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AMD to hand out free copies of their newly-published book "OpenCL programming on AMD CPU/GPUs" at the Khronos DevU on December 8th, and the December 9th Conference and Lunch. Errata: We had previously stated the book would be handed out at SIGGRAPH ASIA. In fact the book will be handed out at the Khronos DevU at Tsinghau University On December 8-9 2010.

cnet's Deeptech is taking an indepth look at 3D on the web, Flash versus WebGL. With Flash's Molehill beta due out mid 2011, and WebGL 1.0 Spec due out shortly, the article covers most of the traditional arguments from both sides. Of note, Vladimir Vukicevic from Mozilla, states "it's unlikely that the standard will move from within Khronos, however we expect the standard to be published by both Khronos and eventually the W3C. We're working to make that happen in time for the 1.0 spec release."

NVIDIA has released their CUDA Toolkit 3.2. Lots of new goodness in this version, with special note the new OpenCL support. This means you can now use one toolkit for both CUDA and OpenCL. Support is currently only for Linux and Windows.

ARM has announced the ARM® Mali™-300 graphics processing unit (GPU), supporting OpenGL® ES 2.0 and bringing High Definition (HD) graphics performance to entry-level and mid-range consumer devices.The Mali-300 GPU offers support for the Khronos industry standards OpenVG™ 1.1, and OpenGL® ES 1.1/2.0, in common with other ARM Mali GPUs.

The 36th edition of the TOP500 list of the world’s most powerful supercomputers confirms the rumored takeover of the top spot by the Chinese Tianhe-1A system at the National Supercomputer Center in Tianjin, achieving a performance level of 2.57 petaflop/s (quadrillions of calculations per second).