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Bryan Catanzaro, NVIDIA Research talks discuss the CUDA and OpenCL programming models, GPU architecture, and how to write high performance code on GPUs, illustrating with case studies from application domains such as image and video processing.

The SuperShaper is a small free tool that let's you explore the Super Formula in real-time. It uses OpenCL1.0 to evaluate the formula and OpenGL3.2 for rendering. For maximum performance OpenCL and OpenGL share buffers if possible. The latest version supports any OpenCL capable device in the system (CPU or GPU).

Michael Bien has finished an OpenCL pack for NetBeans. Features include an OpenCL Editor with syntax highlighting code completion and CL reference pages integration, OpenCL compiler integration, In-editor annotations of compiler warnings and errors updated as you type and JOCL project template. Java 7 is required so you will need the Java 7 package on Google Code.

DMP has announced a new two day getting start GLSL Programming training course on October 20th and 21st 2011. 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.

SRS Labs has become the leading provider of advanced audio and voice post processing technologies for tablet makers worldwide, with design wins in six of the top 10 best-selling media tablets. Furthermore, SRS is the only company that publicly offers an audio technology suite designed to be fully conformant with the recently-introduced Khronos OpenSL ES 1.1 audio standard for Android.

SIGGRAPH 2011 in Vancouver last week had a very high level of interest in OpenCL™ as demonstrated by SIGGRAPH attendees. The Exhibitor Tech Talk on “OpenCL and OpenGL/DirectX interoperability” presented by Olivier Zegdoun of AMD’s ISV Workstation team had seating for over 90 attendees and was standing room only. The OpenCL Birds-of-a-Feather with presentations from AMD, Intel, Nvidia and Codeplay over 200 attendees, and when asked who was already using OpenCL approximately half of the attendees raised their hands.

A new feature rich application to develop and test GLSL shaders called "Shader Devel and 3D Viewer" has been publish on the android market for devices running android 2.2 or newer. This application lets you edit, save, load and test your shaders, manage the scene, lighting, texture and uniforms and load your own obj models.

We at the Khronos Group wanted you to "Show us the power of COLLADA." Thank you for the great response. We appreciate all your submissions, Likes, questions and all the other interest that was shown. But let's get down to business: We have chosen Gugi: Idle Animation by gavranxyz. We felt the model was very well put together with many nice touches. The idle animation cycle really was the icing on the cake. Huge congrats to gavranxyz from all of us at Khronos! We can't wait to share Gugi with our community.

AMD Demo of Optis THEIA VR using OpenCL on an AMD FirePro V7900 at the AMD Booth at SIGGRAPH 2011 in Vancouver. The real-time rendered Bentley model is created from six views folded into a box, with stitched edges to become a fully interactive environment. This process enables designers and engineers to analyze and optimize the lighting performance of future products while increasing design productivity.

Not sure where to start at SIGGRAPH 2011? Make your first stop at the Khronos Group Pavilion. Lots of give-aways and lots of demo's from ARM (665), Codeplay (766), DMP (664), Fixstars (667) and HUONE (762) all part of the Khronos Pavilion (663 & 764). Stop in to say Hi and learn about WebGL, OpenCL, OpenGL, OpenGL ES and COLLADA.

The COLLADA intermediate language specification is intended to standardize 3D data, but there’s a wide variation in the way applications work with COLLADA files. To help developers adhere to the standard and create 3D tools that work together seamlessly, the Khronos Group created the COLLADA Conformance Test Suite (CTS). The tutorial is available for download today as a PDF document. COLLADA has two levels of conformance tests, Adopters and the free Implementers tests. The implementers tests area freely available online.