Khronos Group News Archives

CMSoft releases Discrete Fourier Transform using FFT and OpenCL

CMSoft presents an easy-to-use powerful tool to compute the Discrete Fourier Transform using the Fast Fourier Transform algorithm with OpenCL, both single-precision and double-precision. Source code containing examples is available. Read More

The Battle for 3D on the Web: Flash vs WebGL

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." Read More

Export to COLLADA from ZBrush 4

ZBrush 4 allows COLLADA DEA format export for mesh in Second Life. ZBrush is a digital sculpting and painting program Read More

OpenCL enabled Clover branch of Mesa sees renewed interest and updates

Two years ago Zack Rusin branched Mesa and called it Clover. Intended to provide OpenCL over Mesa, the work has been stalled for many months. A renewed interest in progressing work on Clover is now underway. Read More

ATI launches two new OpenGL 4.1 / OpenCL 1.1 ready mobile Radeon series GPUs

AMD just released Radeon HD 6000-series mobile model GPUs: the Radeon HD 6500M and Radeon HD 6300M. OpenGL 4.1 and OpenCL 1.1 support is included as well as DirectX compatibility. Read More

ZiiLabs releases 1Ghz ARM Cortex HD Media Rich Applications Processor with OpenGL ES 2.0 support

Powered by a 1GHz Arm Cortex A8 processor, the ZMS-08 is targeted at media-rich applications, with low-power requirements for a netbook. ZiiLabs’ specification page claims the new chip does H.264 1080 decoding at 40MBPs, and includes support for OpenGL ES 2.0. Read More

DMP announces two new OpenGL ES Programming Courses for January 2011

DMP is proud to announce two all new OpenGL ES programming training courses. OpenGL ES programming training I and II will run January 13-14 and January 20-21 2010. Complete details are available online for the Training I and Training II courses in english, and in Japanese. Read More

NVIDIA releases CUDA Toolkit 3.2 with OpenCL support

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. Read More

AMD intros new OpenCL Book at Khronos DevU at Tsinghua University

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. Read More

WebGLet - getting rid of the boring bits of WebGL

The first version of WebGLet, a javascript library for creating WebGL applications, is out. WebGLet helps with the boring bits of WebGL, making your life easier without tying you into a full scene graph engine. Read More

ARM Mali GPU Makes Advanced Graphics a Reality for All Consumers

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. Read More

Universities offering OpenCL coursework

AMD has posted a great Google Map showing Universities world-wide that offer OpenCL coursework. Read More

China officially posted on Top500

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). Read More

Blender conference sees release of Blender OpenCL Compositor

The OpenCL supported Blender Compositor shows significant gains on OpenCL capable machines. Read More

NVIDIA releases Quadr 4000 for Mac - brings CUDA and a boost for OpenCL

NVIDIA has brought the Fermi graphics architecture to the Mac with the launch of the Quadro 4000 for Mac. The workstation-class video supports the same features as its Windows counterpart and focuses heavily on general-purpose computing. OpenCL in Snow Leopard also gets a boost from this release and can greatly accelerate apps that are using NVIDIA's own CUDA language as well, such as video processing in Adobe Premiere Pro CS5. Read More

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