Focusing on the market and technology trends driving the mobile silicon and system markets, The Linley Group announced it will host its second annual Linley Tech Mobile Conference, April 16-17 at the DoubleTree Hotel in San Jose, California. Linley Gwennap, founder and principal analyst of The Linley Group, will open the conference with an overview of the mobile semiconductor market, discussing the technology trends that will determine which mobile processors will succeed in 2012 and beyond. A second keynote by Neil Trevett, president of the Khronos Group, will describe how the latest graphics standards are impacting mobile design today.
Last December AMD released preview drivers that contained much of new the functionality defined in OpenCL 1.2. The new APP SDK includes beta drivers that contain a complete, beta level implementation of the OpenCL 1.2 specification for 32 and 64-bit Windows and Linux.
The HTML5-powered Opera TV Store is now on show at IP&TV World Forum in London. It's packed with new cool features such as the ability to render WebGL content. Game developers can bring their WebGL-based games to connected TVs running the Opera TV Store.
Using data from simplyhired.com job trends, we can clearly see OpenCL jobs have caught up to CUDA jobs. Although this trend has occurred before, the job growth this time round is much more steady, and promising for OpenCL. Since July 2011, OpenCL has seen job openings increase by 98%, while CUDA job opening decreased by 22%.
If you missed out on purchasing a Pi Raspberry--they sold out in a few hours at a reported 700 orders per minute--you do have alternives. ZDNet did a nice round up of five alternatives, four of which have OpenGL ES on them: PandaBoard, Cotton Candy, Beagle Board and CuBox. Read the full review here.
Did you miss the WebGL Meetup we held along side GDC last week? No worries, we recorded the entire meetup, and have posted it in four parts on YouTube (part one, two, three) and as podcasts. With Tony Parisi as moderator, the WebGL meetup covered lots of ground, including a spec update, lots of demo's and a security corner with Ken Russell from Google. The slide presentation in PDF format from the meetup is also online.
G-Truc Creation released a survey about OpenGL ES 2.0 support on desktop, how it is exposed or not on Windows 7/8, Linux and MacOS X and by different hardware vendors. It also deals with libraries and framework to help such support.
The Khronos Group commenced the opening events of its most recent tour to Beijing and Shanghai. The Khronos Board of Directors, including AMD, Apple, ARM, Epic, Ericsson, Freescale, Imagination Technologies, Intel, Nokia, NVIDIA, Oracle, Qualcomm, Samsung, SONY and Texas Instruments, has made engaging the participation of Chinese industry a priority and has committed significant financial and staffing resources to Chinese activities. Khronos standards include OpenGL ES, the 3D graphics API used to power the user interface, games and applications on almost every smartphone in the world, OpenCL for heterogeneous parallel computation and WebGL for 3D graphics for HTML5.
Did you miss the COLLADA Meetup we held along side GDC last week? No worries, we recorded the entire meetup, and have posted it in four parts on YouTube (part one, two, three, four) and as podcasts. With Neil Trevett as moderator, the COLLADA meetup is a first in a series of community meetups to help foster COLLADA cooperation and momentum. The slide presentation in PDF format from the meetup is also online.
Codeplay Software Ltd. and Fixstars Corporation announced a new business partnership to deliver Open Computing Language (OpenCL) software development and consulting services to Japanese firms and research laboratories. The partnership will help promote adoption of OpenCL among application developer communities as well as semiconductor designers. This announcement comes at the same time as the Khronos Groups second leg of their Pan Pacific Tour 2012 is getting underway in Beijing.
The Khronos Group is hosting another series of DevUs, educational sessions, Member F2F meetings and news conferences aimed at the educational community. The Khronos Pan Pacific Road Show 2012 is devoted to the Pan Pacific region with a focus on education and training, OpenGL and OpenGL ES, OpenCL, WebGL, WebCL OpenVG, OpenSL ES and OpenMAX. Complete details on all the upcoming events can be found on the Khronos Group event page. The next events will be held in Beijing on March 13 2012. Free registration is now open.