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.
AMD announced it has invested in Nuvixa, Inc, a developer of gesture-based video communication and presentation solutions. Using depth-sensing camera technologies, the Nuvixa StagePresence immersive video presentation tool extracts a presenter from virtually any background environment, and embeds their live video persona within any compatible digital desktop or slide content. Image processing enhancements are only available with OpenCL and AMD accelerated processing units (APUs). This technology creates immersive performance and quality improvements and experience to online audiences.
The ARM Development Studio 5 (DS-5™ v5.9) toolchain with additional support for graphics analysis on ARM Mali Graphics Processing Units (GPUs), is now available for download by developers. The ARM DS-5 v5.9 toolchain provides significant benefits to semiconductor suppliers and OEMs, as well as mobile application and game developers, by enabling improved system visibility and decreased time-to-market.
The Linley Tech Mobile Conference will be held on April 16 & 17 in San Jose, California. A two-day, single-track conference feature technical presentations addressing system design for mobile devices such as tablet computers, smartphones, navigation devices, media players, handheld games, and e-book readers. Neil Trevett, President of the Khronos Group will discuss how OpenCL and OpenGL standards are changing the way that mobile systems are designed today. He will also address new initiatives in sensor processing and vision processing that will bring new capabilities to mobile devices.
Imagination Technologies has released version 2.10 of its industry leading PowerVR Insider SDK. The PowerVR Insider SDK fully supports the development of applications using the Khronos OpenGL® ES 1.1 and 2.0 APIs. Free and fully featured copies of the SDK will be available for download soon following a brief period where preview copies will be exclusively given away on DVD by Imagination at GDC 2012 in San Francisco.
WebGL Inspector is a tool inspired by gDEBugger and PIX with the goal of making the development of advanced WebGL applications easier. What Firebug and Developer Tools are to HTML/JS, WebGL Inspector is to WebGL.
The new Bullet 2.80 Physics SDK includes a preview of the GPU rigid body pipeline by Takahiro Harada, running 100% on the GPU using OpenCL.
A new AMD Radeon 7970 Tahiti GPU can simulate 110k rigid body objects in real-time between 15-30 frames/second. It also works on recent NVIDIA GPUs with latest drivers.
For more information check out the Bullet website at http://bulletphysics.org
The Khronos Group was an Augmented Reality forum Platinum sponsor at the 2012 Mobile World Congress this year. Presenting at the forum were ARM, Freescale, Imagination Technologies and ST Ericsson, with Christine Perey as the panel moderator. The slide presentations from those presentations are now available online.
A WebGL SXSW panel on Monday, March 12 @ 5:00PM-6:00PM in the Austin Convention Center, will bring together a group of practitioners who are actively involved in everything from writing the WebGL spec to shipping real products based on it. Between us we have been there since the earliest days of the spec and have delivered some of the most high profile WebGL projects seen to date. Join us as we reflect on what we have learned in the early days of working with WebGL and have a conversation about what the road ahead may look like.
The Khronos Group will be hosting three meet ups held during GDC in the Hilton San Francisco. Registration is now open for all three meet ups. Seating is limited, so please don't wait if your interested. The WebGL meet up is already starting to fill up. Complete details and sign up available here.
The Khronos Group has posted eleven podcasts from the Taiwan Tour. The podcasts cover the official KITE launch on February 16th, and the February 17th DevU. All podcasts are available in both English and Chinese. You can link directly to the podcast page here, or the Khronos feed here. Complete details of the DevU session can be found on the official DevU event page.