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At GDC, SemiAccurate sat down with Andrew Richards of Codeplay to talk about OpenCL’s past, present, and future. The results went in directions we had not been anticipating, especially surrounding the future directions of the language. The video of the interview is available on the SemiAccurate website. The Khronos Group YouTube channel also has a good select of video interviews, including one with Andrew Richards.

AMD has announced a new unified profiling and debugging tool for both AMD’s CPUs and GPUs, called CodeXL. CodeXL brings together AMD's GPU compute tools and AMD's CPU compute tools to enable faster and more robust development of OpenCL and GPU accelerated applications.

You now have until June 28 to submit your most awesome work in mobile applications, systems, hardware, software, graphics and more! The second Symposium on Apps at SIGGRAPH Asia 2012 in Singapore is a venue for both industry and academia to introduce the opportunities and challenges of mobile applications development to the global graphics community. The program will educate and explore how visual and animation techniques can be used on mobile devices to create compelling end user experiences and to drive the use of advanced graphics capabilities on billions of new devices.

The COLLADA working group would like to share their progress since the March GDC meet-up on making COLLADA robust for the community. As requested by many community members, the COLLADA Conformance Test Suite (CTS) will be open sourced. Also, the OpenCOLLADA project will receive catalyst funding from Khronos to fix outstanding bugs and commence the integration of OpenCOLLADA into the open source test suite. Both the COLLADA CTS and OpenCOLLADA will be moving to Github. The COLLADA work group invites you to sign-up on the COLLADA public mailing list, and give your feedback.

The COLLADA files loader in Minko 2 now provides much faster parsing times. Tests show some of files now take up to 10 times less time to load. You can now load 100+MB *.DAE files containing 600 000 polygons and more, including animations. Another important addition is that we now parse a lot more data about the materials. We are now able to load material values such as the reflectivity, shininess and more to make it easier for the artists to customize the rendering using their favorite CAO tool.

drawElements Ltd. launches OpenCL test module to broaden the coverage of the drawElements Quality Program a complete solution for measuring and improving GPU quality. The OpenCL module helps driver developers to resolve bugs and analyze performance characteristics of the system. OpenCL users will be able to design algorithms to match the performance profile of the target compute device as well as predict potential pitfalls created by the bugs. A PDF of the press release is available on the drawElements website.

Following the meetings in Taipei and Hsinchu in February2012, the Khronos Group will once again return to Taiwan in early June. Visiting the National Taiwan University and National Tsing Hua University, Khronos will hold a series of public educational activities and business meetings. In order to further communication and interaction with local Taiwanese businesses, the meetings will be open to the public. The Khronos Group will have a lot of exciting information to discuss and is looking forward to the enthusiastic participation of the Pan-Pacific region.

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