StreamComputing.nl has posted a third instalment of their OpenCL–The Battle series. Part I covered the hardware companies and operating systems, Part II the software companies. The latest entry focuses on Games. Covering many aspects of games and gaming with a focus on the physics of material. Well written and lots video examples, the article is informative and a fast read.
MacResearch is an open and independent community for scientists using Mac OS X and related hardware in their research. MacResearch has a good collection of OpenCL tutorials as well as tutorials covering many other topics.
MVTec is a developer of software products for machine vision, used in, for example, the semiconductor industry for board, wafer and die Inspection. Halcon 10 will take advantage of GPUs based on the OpenCL standard to make optimum use of available compute power.
General 3D announced the first web-based 3D stereoscopic system to stream 3D stereoscopic videos using only a browser. This new system uses the HTML5 and WebGL standards being built into Mozilla FireFox, Google Chrome and Apple Safari. Currently the site appears to work only with Firefox 4 beta.
NVIDIA has posted the complete slide set on 'WebGL: Bringing 3D to the Web' presented by Vladimir Vukicevic from Mozilla online. The slides include the live voice-over by Vladimir from the actual presentation.
AMD is offering a series OpenCL webinars to discuss and answer questions about data parallel computing on GPUs leveraging the OpenCL™ architecture. These webinars will include beginning and advanced tracks offered at varying times for your convenience.
DMP has announced a new two day getting start GLSL Programming training course on December 9th and 10th 2010. This course introduces the world of programmable pipeline by explaining basic topics of the GLSL(OpenGL Shading Language) which is a core feature of OpenGL ES 2.x and OpenGL 2.x. The course is offered in Japan in Japanese.
The biggest news from around the net is that the Mozilla and Chrome teams have turned WebGL on by default in their latest beta builds. These stories and many more are avilable regularly from Learning WebGL.
See numerous Khronos members demonstrate on the “Khronos Pavilion” and teach about Khronos APIs at “Developer University.” Following our successful participation in SIGGRAPH Asia 2009, the Khronos Group is dramatically increasing our participation at SIGGRAPH Asia 2010 in Seoul. We are hosting Khronos Developer University co-located with SIGGRAPH Asia, and numerous Khronos members have joined together and each is taking a demonstration suite to create a large number of exciting demos in the Khronos Pavilion on the SIGGRAPH trade show floor. We are looking forward to seeing you all there.
The new Bullet 2.77 Physics SDK features OpenCL cloth simulation, contributed by AMD under the permissive ZLib license. The OpenCL implementation has been tested on AMD and NVIDIA GPUs for Windows and Linux as well as the Apple OpenCL implementation for GPUs on Mac OSX Snow Leopard. The full source code and precompiled Windows executable demos are available for download.
Enj appears to be enjoying the GTC 2010 Conference this week. He brings us an inside view of the conference, and a feel of the different talks on OpenCL and CUDA. If you have 5 minutes, pop over to enja.org, it'll be worth your time.
2010 SLCC saw a commitment to bringing Mesh import to Second Life. This will allow content created in the mainstream 3D creation tools, such as Maya or Blender, to be imported directly into Second Life, in much the same way that animations and textures can be uploaded today. COLLADA has been chosen as the format used for these imports.