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AMD offers a new Optimization case study. Examining key kernels utilized in a Quadratic Programming solver to optimize the evaluation of the Radial Basis Function SVM, results in improving performance by a factor of 5 compared to naive code running on an AMD Radeon™ HD 5870 GPU. Support Vector Machines (SVMs) are a widely used binary classification technique used to label data as belonging to one of two categories.

SRS Labs, Inc announced the availability of its SRS TruMedia™ audio enhancement technology suite for Android 2.3 mobile devices. SRS' TruMedia is the industry's first and only publicly offered audio technology suite designed specifically to be part of a solution of the recently-introduced Khronos OpenSL ES 1.1 standard. SRS' TruMedia Product is based on a published Khronos Specification, and is expected to pass the Khronos ConformanceTestingProcess. Current conformance status can be found at

An innovator in embedded user interface (UI) solutions, Crank Software Inc. has released Storyboard Suite 1.2. Significant updates include added support for OpenGL ES and OpenVG and a Mac OS X version. Storyboard offers a single visual UI development environment allowing for faster throughput and collaboration.

DMP has announced a new two day getting start GLSL Programming training course on April 14th and 15th 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.

SagivTech, an Israeli based company, is offering an OpenCL course, 3-5 April in Haifa, Israel. More details are available on their website.

NVIDIA is excited to announce another unrivaled week of innovation, learning and networking. GTC 2011 will take place October 11-14, 2011 at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California. Whether you're a returning alumni or planning to come for the very first time, you'll find the best and the brightest from all over the world demonstrating cutting-edge work across a wide variety of fields. Call for Submissions will open in March 2011.

Visit the Khronos Group at GDC 2011 in March. We have lots of demos, exciting news, a DevU happening on March 3rd, and free Khronos API laminated reference cards to hand out. Do you want to find out more about WebGL, COLLADA, OpenGL, OpenGL ES or OpenCL? Drop by our booth #1444 in the Moscone Center. Our DevU will be held at the Esplanade level, Room 301. See you there!

The 16th edition of ACM International Web3D Conference will address a wide range of research topics related to online 3D Graphics, including WebGL and COLLADA. Submission deadline for full and short paper submissions is March 13, 2011. Web3D 2011 will be held on June 20-22, 2011 at Les Cordeliers, 15 Rue Ecole de Medecine, 75006 Paris, France.

Benjamin Nortier from is now in possession of a MakerBot Thing-O-Matic 3D Printer. After surveying the 3D modelling software, disappointment settled in, and Benjamin has decided to build a WebGL 3D modelling tool. The tool must be accessible--Open Source, Powerful--using boundary representation (BRep), and Modern--internet-ready with a solid RESTful API. Complete with a sneak peak, and proof of concept, this project is worth following.

The CTK Workbench is a powerful rapid prototyping environment for OpenCL kernels. New kernels can be created by entering the OpenCL source code and defining inputs and outputs. These kernels can easily be connected to data sources and data viewers. Images, video streams, binary data and audio streams are supported. Sharing textures between OpenGL and OpenCL makes it possible to instantly display the results of OpenCL kernels operations. All results are visible in real time. Both Windows and Linux is supported.