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OpenVX 1.1 with Convolutional Neural Network extension in action

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OpenVX 1.1 with Convolutional Neural Network extension in action

In December last year, Imagination announced we were the first to submit an OpenVX 1.1 conformant implementation. In this blog post, we will show how our work has developed since then on one of the first implementations of the Khronos OpenVX 1.1 API as well as the new and very first implementation of the Convolutional Neural Network (CNN) extension that goes along with it. Read More

NVIDIA GPU Technology Conference lists additional Khronos Technology sessions

• Tags: GPU Members Vulkan WebGL OpenCL OpenGL OpenVX Event

NVIDIA GPU Technology Conference lists additional Khronos Technology sessions

The GPU Technology Conference (GTC2017) will be running from May 8-11 this year in San Jose Convention Center. This year will see many sessions related to Khronos Technology including OpenCL, OpenGL, OpenVX, Vulkan and WebGL. NVIDIA has just added more sessions to their schedule. Check a list of Khronos related sessions on the Khronos site, or visit the NVIDIA GTC site to see all sessions. Read More

OpenGL, OpenGL ES & Vulkan Tools Survey Results

• Tags: Vulkan OpenGL OpenGL ES Survey

Recently the developer ecosystem team at Samsung conducted a survey to elicit responses from developers on the tools that they are using currently on various platforms (desktop and mobile) and across APIs. The results are now posted online. Read More

Cadence Tensilica Vision P-Series DSPs First OpenVX 1.1 Conformant Imaging/Vision DSPs

• Tags: Conformance Members OpenVX

Cadence Tensilica Vision P-Series DSPs First OpenVX 1.1 Conformant Imaging/Vision DSPs

Cadence Design Systems, Inc. announced that the Cadence Tensilica Vision P-Series DSPs are the first imaging/vision DSPs to pass Khronos Group's conformance tests for the OpenVX 1.1 specification. Application developers can now take advantage of Tensilica Vision P5/P6 functionality without detailed knowledge of the hardware architecture and still achieve high performance. This enables faster development of computer vision and imaging applications on Tensilica Vision P-Series DSPs being deployed in applications processors for mobile, automotive, drone, security, augmented reality/virtual reality (AR/VR) and other markets. Read the full press release. Read More

Stardock announces Vulkan support for Ashes of the Singularity

• Tags: Vulkan

On the "Ashes of the Singularity" forums, Stardock has announced Vulkan support is mostly complete, coming in June. "However, it won't be until June before it's released as there is a ton of compatibility and optimization work to be done given the game's popularity as a benchmarking tool for high end graphics." Linux support is still up in the air. Read More

Embedded Vision Summit Khronos OpenVX Workshop for Neural Network Acceleration

• Tags: API OpenVX NNEF

Don’t miss this year’s OpenVX Workshop at Embedded Vision Summit. Khronos will present a day-long hands-on workshop all about OpenVX cross-platform neural network acceleration API for embedded vision applications. We’ve developed a new curriculum so even if you attended in past years, this is a do-not-miss, jam-packed tutorial with new information on computer vision algorithms for feature tracking and neural networks mapped to the graph API. We’ll be doing a hands-on practice session that gives participants a chance to solve real computer vision problems using OpenVX with the folks who created the API. We’ll also be talking about the OpenVX roadmap and what’s to come. Read More

StageGL – A Faster, Better, Stronger WebGL update to EaselJS

• Tags: WebGL

CreateJS introduces introduce StageGL, a feature-rich WebGL renderer for EaselJS. It removes restrictions, boosts performance, and adds filter support. Read More

Unigine Planning For Vulkan Support Later This Year

• Tags: Vulkan phoronix

Unigine Corp has publicly confirmed that they expect to have Vulkan support later this year, "Vulkan support is in the roadmap for the engine this year." Read the complete story. Read More

The 5th International Workshop on OpenCL (IWOCL) early bird pricing ends tomorrow, April 14th

• Tags: workshop OpenCL Event

Tomorrow is the last day you may purchase tickets for IWOCL at the reduced pricing. Register soon. Read More

OpenCL.org Working To Improve OpenCL’s Community Documentation

• Tags: OpenCL phoronix

Phoronix posted about the newly revised OpenCL.org website: "The folks behind StreamComputing BV are looking to strengthen the OpenCL compute ecosystem by improving the documentation and code samples as well as better overviews for those wishing to learn this Khronos compute standard." Learn more about OpenCL.org on Phoronix or on StreamComputing. Read More

Blender 2.79 Is Bringing Performance Improvements, Better OpenCL

• Tags: OpenCL phoronix

With Blender 2.79, OpenCL support has improved and should be closer to parity with Blender's CUDA capabilities. The OpenCL Cycles renderer has shorter render times by up to 50% in some cases, tiles are now seen updating while rendering, support for SSS and volume rendering, optimized transparent shadows, and various fixes. Read More

POCL 0.14 OpenCL Implementation Released

• Tags: OpenCL phoronix

The Portable Computing Language (POCL) has issued a new release of their open-source CPU-based OpenCL implementation. This new version of POCL continues relying upon LLVM and with this release adds support for LLVM/Clang 4.0 and 3.9. Read More

Red Gaming Tech interview with Neil Trevett

• Tags: Mobile Video Vulkan Gaming

Neil Trevett and Paul from Red Gaming Tech discuss the plans with Vulkan, game development, virtual reality technology, mobile gaming, optimization and game development, hardware and a whole lot more. Read More

5th Scandinavian Conference on System and Software Safety

• Tags: Event OpenGL SC

Illya Rudkin from Khronos Member Codeplay will be speaking at the 5th Scandinavian Conference on System and Software Safety on Standardizing Technologies for Safety Critical Systems. Learn more about this talk on the Khronos events page. Read More

Cadence announce the Tensilica Vision P5 and P6 are OpenVX 1.1 Conformant

• Tags: Conformance conference Adopters OpenVX

During the recent Linley Group Conference, Cadence announced that their Tensilica Vision P5 and Tensilica Vision P6 are now in conformance with OpenVX 1.1. Learn more about the Tensilica Vision DSPs in a recent post from Cadence, "See Further by Standing on the Shoulders of...OpenVX" and on the Cadence Tensilica product page. To learn more about the Khronos OpenVX, or become an OpenVX Adopter. A complete list of OpenVX Adopters is available online. Read More

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