Khronos Group News Archives

Immersive Technology Alliance (ITA) annual meeting on March 4, 2015

The Khronos Group and ImmersiON-VRelia will be sponsoring the annual ITA meeting March 4 at 9AM, at SF Green Space @EEFG. Scheduled speakers include Neil Trevett, President of the Khronos Group and Dr. Jon Peddie of Jon Peddie Research, among others. Neil Trevett will talk about the litmus test for helping determine when the ideology of 'Open Standards' holds true, and how the alliance is working to honor this methodology in their working groups pertaining to standards and industry growth. Later the same day and in the same place, the Khronos Group will be holding an 'OpenCL Ecosystem Advances: OpenCL, SYCL, and SPIR' session and a WebGL Meetup. Although the WebGL meetup is now filled to capacity, there is still some room remaining for the OpenCL venture, and the two special sessions on March 5th for 'Next Generation of Graphics and Compute API'. All of these events are being held at SF Green Space @EEFG in San Francisco. Read More

Proceedings of the International Workshop on OpenCL 2013 & 2014

The International Workshop for OpenCL (IWOCL) papers from 2013 and 2014 are now available online from the ACM digital library. The next IWOCL conference will be held at Stanford University this coming May 12-13. Next week during GDC the Khronos Group is holding an OpenCL session on March 4th to present significant announcements in the OpenCL ecosystem, including SYCL and SPIR. Read More

Haswell systems get OpenCL & gaming boosts in driver update

Intel has updated its graphics drivers for users of 4th generation Core processors. The headline benefits to updating your Haswell based system's drivers is that the integrated graphics component will give you up to 10 per cent better performance in games and up to 30 per cent better performance in OpenCL. This driver update may be particularly interesting to those with systems which rely upon Intel graphics and have no graphic card upgrade options - laptops and devices like the Surface Pro 3. Read More

GDC 2015: Khronos Group sessions and the Next Generation of Graphics and Compute API

The Khronos Group will be holding a number of sessions off-site during GDC week. There will be two sessions dedicated to discussing the Next Generation of Graphics and Compute API, as well as an OpenCL and WebGL meetup. These sessions will be taking place at SF Green Space (EEFG) just a few minutes walking distance from the Moscone center on Wednesday and Thursday. Registration is highly advised for the off-site sessions as space is limited and a good crowd is expected. Complete details are available on the Khronos GDC 2015 event page. Read More

Intel provides new Integrated OpenCL development experience

OpenCL support at Intel is now going mainstream with a full integration into Intel’s portfolio of software development suites. The Intel SDK for OpenCL Applications features are now integrated into various development tools under the new name of OpenCL Code Builder. The different solutions are tailored to the target development environment: for mobile and PC development, the OpenCL Code Builder is now integrated into Intel Integrated Native Developer Experience (Intel INDE); For media server usages, the code builder is now integrated into Intel Media Server Studio. For other usages, a standalone Linux* version of the OpenCL Code Builder is also available. Two major new features are now supported: Commercial OpenCL Linux driver for Intel Processor Graphics is available with Intel Media Server Studio; OpenCL 2.0 support for 5th Generation Intel Core Processors with fine-grained SVM on Intel HD and Iris Graphics is available in Intel INDE. Read More

glNext: The Future of High Performance Graphics - Khronos Members Present at Valve-sponsored GDC Session

Join Valve and Khronos for the unveiling of Khronos' glNext initiative, the upcoming cross-platform graphics API designed for modern programming techniques and processors. glNext will be the singular choice for developers who demand peak performance in their applications. Presentations will include a technical breakdown of the API, advanced techniques and live demos of real-world applications running on glNext drivers and hardware. Read More

BDTi and Khronos Group workshop: Implementing Computer Vision - A technical introduction

A Khronos sponsored BDTI workshop featuring OpenVX and OpenCL on algorithms, processors, sensors, tools, libraries, and standards for practical computer vision systems and applications. This workshop, developed in collaboration with the Khronos Group, provides an efficient launching pad for engineers, developers, and technical managers seeking to incorporate vision into next-generation products and applications. Attendees will get a practical introduction to key hardware and software topics including algorithms, processors, sensors, tools, libraries, and standards currently used for vision-based application and system design. Register today. Read More

OpenCL enabled Emulsion rendering studio now available for free download

Neuro-Systems Emulsion is a photorealistic rendering studio using OpenCL for realtime and non-realtime physically-based techniques that can transform brute 3D models into photorealistic images, adjusted in real time. Emulsion can easily integrate these projects directly into a video source or digital pictures using photorealistic augmented reality. Read More

New Vanda Engine tutorials covering COLLADA, Maya and 3ds Max

The creators of Vanda Engine have released a set of tutorials covering conversions from Maya and 3ds Max to COLLADA. Vanda Engine is open source and freely available for all to use. Read More

OpenGL and OpenGL ES examples from NVIDIA

NVIDIA has provided a set of OpenGL and OpenGL ES examples illustrating various techniques and features to use in your own code. The GameWorks examples are aimed more at game developers, and run on Windows, Linux and Android. They are broken down by topic. The “NVIDIA Professional Visualization” set of examples are OpenGL based, and aimed more at the professional workstation developers. The repository is new, so expect more samples to be published soon. Linux support is being worked on. You can find the examples on Github. Read More

Khronos wants your input to help name the next generation OpenGL!

Have you heard about the next generation OpenGL initiative? Khronos Group is designing a ground-up, cross-platform API to enable direct access to modern GPUs. We think this is a pretty big deal and we are seeking community input on the name for this new API. Please take a few minutes to take our survey. Your input along with that of others will help guide the naming of this significant initiative. Read More

HiPEAC HPC conference

The 10th HiPEAC conference will take place in Amsterdam, The Netherlands from Monday, January 19 to Wednesday, January 21, 2015. HiPEAC is an academic oriented, 3-day, international conference around HPC, compilers and processors. Associated workshops, tutorials, special sessions, several large poster session and an industrial exhibition will run in parallel with the conference. Read More

IWOCL 2015 Call for Submissions open

The call for submissions for the 3rd IWOCL is now open, seeking research papers, technical presentations, workshops, tutorials and posters from industry and academia. Submissions may relate directly to the use of OpenCL, SYCL or SPIR as well as libraries, toolkits and programming techniques based on OpenCL. Submissions may refer to both completed projects or those currently in progress. Submission deadline: 14th February 2015. Read More

Firefox version 35 released with small update for WebGL

Mozilla has released the latest version of its browser, Firefox version 35.0 which adds support for the EXT_blend_minmax WebGL extension. As well as many other changes of course. Read More

Xilinx SDAccel development environment for OpenCL, C, and C++, achieves Khronos Conformance

Xilinx SDAccel development environment for OpenCL, C, and C++, achieves Khronos Conformance

Xilinx, Inc. announced that the SDAccel development environment for OpenCL, C, and C++ is now Khronos OpenCL 1.0 standard compliant. The OpenCL standard provides a uniform programming environment for software developers to write efficient, portable code enabling a rich range of algorithms to be easily accelerated on Xilinx FPGAs. SDAccel, the newest member of the SDx family, includes an architecturally optimizing compiler for OpenCL, C, and C++ and is proven to deliver up to 25X better performance/watt compared to CPUs or GPUs and 3X the performance and resource efficiency of other FPGA solutions. Read More

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