Khronos Group News Archives

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

ReFLEX CES to demo OpenCL at Super Computing 2016

ReFLEX CES, a leading European-based provider of custom embedded and complex systems, will showcase its expertise in the design and manufacture of complex FPGA network accelerator cards at the Super Computing 2016 tradeshow. Highlights of the booth include Networking & Processing FPGA boards, Instant-DevKits and OpenCL demos. ReFLEX CES will demonstrate High Performance Computing OpenCL BSP (Board Support Package) based on various Altera Arria 10 base boards. Visit Khronos in Booth #304 at SC16. Read More

Chrome/Chromium Now Enabling WebGL 2 By Default On The Desktop

With the very latest open-source Chromium web-browser development code, WebGL 2.0 support is now being turned on by default for desktop (non-Android) builds. Read More

Intel Beignet Advances On More OpenCL 2.0 Support

Intel's open-source Beignet project for OpenCL support on Intel graphics hardware has landed a bunch of OpenCL 2.0 enablement work. Read More

Embedded Technology 2016 booth, workshop and presentation

The Khronos Group will participate in the Embedded Technology 2016 at Booth number B-31 in Japan from November 16-18. In addition to introducing the latest information of each API specification by Japanese member companies, Khronos is scheduled to conduct demonstrations of their products and technologies. There will also be an open stage presentation and workshop held in the exhibition hall with Neil Trevett, President of The Khronos Group. Read More

Presentations from the 2016 Vulkan DevU Seoul now online

If you missed the Khronos DevU in Seoul, you can now catch up with the online presentations. Khronos Group gave a full-day workshop on Vulkan in the latest DevU series in Seoul, Korea. This session providing attendees with an important overview, then quickly diving deep beyond the basics into Vulkan's use and structure, and then some case studies with code walkthroughs. If you are interested in hearing about Khronos Groups next DevU, signup for the Khronos mailing list. Read More

Vulkan Programming Guide now shipping

Vulkan Programming Guide now shipping

Amazon has started shipping the 1st Edition of "Vulkan Programming Guide: The Official Guide to Learning Vulkan." The guide is written by Graham Sellers, API lead on the Vulkan specification and John Kessenich, language lead on the Vulkan specification and Senior Compiler Architect at LunarG. The next generation of the OpenGL specification, Vulkan, has been redesigned from the ground up, giving applications direct control over GPU acceleration for unprecedented performance and predictability. Vulkan™ Programming Guide is the essential, authoritative reference to this new standard for experienced graphics programmers in all Vulkan environments. Read More

Huawei Introduces the HUAWEI Mate 9 with support for Vulkan

Huawei Introduces the HUAWEI Mate 9 with support for Vulkan

Huawei Consumer Business Group event saw the unveiling of the HUAWEI Mate 9 using the Kirin 960 chipset. The Kirin 960 features an ARM Cortex-A73/A53 Octa-core CPU and Mali G71 Octa-core GPU. The GPU boasts a 180 percent performance uplift and a 40 percent improvement in energy efficiency compared to its predecessor. The Kirin 960 also takes full advantage of the pioneering Vulkan graphics standard on Android 7.0, increasing graphics performance by up to 400 percent. Read More

GStreamer 1.10 Open-Source Multimedia Framework Supports Vulkan API on Wayland

GStreamer is a set of libraries and plugins that are used by certain multimedia apps for playing music or video streams on a GNU/Linux distro. New features include implementation of Vulkan API support on the next-generation Wayland display server, as well as OpenGL and OpenGL ES improvements. Read More

Mesa 13.0.0 3D Graphics Library: support for OpenGL 4.5, OpenGL ES 3.2 and a Radeon Vulkan driver

The biggest new feature of Mesa 13.0.0 is OpenGL 4.4 and OpenGL 4.5 capability. Equally big news includes OpenGL ES 3.2 support for Intel Skylake or later, OpenGL ES 3.1 support for Intel Haswell, Windows-DRI support to the GLX component, as well as KHR_no_config_context and EGL_KHR_debug support for EGL component. The Mesa EGL interface also received support for EGL_MESA_platform_surfaceless. Read More

Feral Interactive announces Vulkan port plans

Feral Interactive announced on Twitch plans to release software running on the Vulkan API in the first half of 2017 Read More

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