Khronos Group News Archives

AMD releases Catalyst 15.7 Linux driver with Multi-Device support for OpenCL 2.0

AMD has released the Catalyst 15.7 driver for Linux. Included in the change log AMD has listed Multi-Device support for OpenCL 2.0. Among the resolved issues is a fix for segmentation faults observed while launching some OpenGL games in RHEL7.1. Read More

The Future of Graphics Programming: The Vulkan API

Seekscale had a chat with Neil Trevett, Khronos Group President, on the future of Vulkan. There is a lot of energy and effort going into defining Vulkan – it is not a normal, multi-year, standardization effort – it will be completed much faster than that… Read More

OpenGL ES working group soliciting quotes for enhancing & expanding the OpenGL ES Conformance Test Suite

The Khronos OpenGL ES working group is soliciting quotes for enhancing and expanding the OpenGL ES Conformance Test Suite. OpenGL ES is an industry-leading, royalty-free 3D graphics API. Any company, whether a Khronos member or not, is cordially invited to contact Khronos and provide a quote. Interested parties can access the details of the request on the Khronos website. Read More

Khronos SPIR-V working group is soliciting quotes for developing SPIR-V tools

The Khronos SPIR-V working group is soliciting quotes for developing SPIR-V tools and tests to support OpenCL and Vulkan. SPIR-V is the industry's first open, cross-platform intermediate representation for portable heterogeneous parallel computing with native support for graphics and compute constructs. Any company, whether a Khronos member or not, is cordially invited to contact Khronos and provide a quote. Interested parties can access the details of the request on the Khronos website. Read More

Khronos Requesting Quotes for Enhancing OpenVX Conformance Test Suite

The Khronos OpenVX working group is soliciting quotes for enhancing and expanding the OpenVX Conformance Test Suite. OpenVX is an open, royalty-free standard for cross platform acceleration of computer vision applications. Any company, whether a Khronos member or not, is cordially invited to contact Khronos and provide a quote. Interested parties can access the details of the request on the Khronos website. Read More

Imagination Announces First Complete University Teaching Course on OpenGL ES 2.0 Mobile Graphics

Imagination Technologies announces a new offering as part of its Imagination University Programme (IUP) that provides the first complete teaching course on mobile graphics. "An Introduction to Mobile Graphics" includes a rich set of teaching materials and practical exercises that leverage Imagination's popular PowerVR graphics processors (GPUs). The new course has been developed so that little to no previous knowledge of graphics is required, and the content is adaptable to fit most teaching methods and structures. This introductory course is based around OpenGL ES 2.0, the most widely deployed and adopted mobile graphics API. Read More

AMD Radeon R9 Series Graphics Cards to support OpenGL 4.5 and Vulkan

AMD’s Radeon R9 Series Graphics Cards delivers more than 3x the bandwidth per watt over GDDR5 along with a 4096-bit memory interface for incredible new advances in power and efficiency. Optimized performance for next-gen APIs including Vulkan and OpenGL 4.5 and is designed from the ground up to give you everything you need to enjoy the latest games. Read More

CesiumJS launches Washington, DC in 3D with glTF

CesiumJS just released a demo streaming over 135,000 buildings in Washington, DC using tiles of glTF in Cesium. The demo is fairly fast and there are more optimizations to come. Over 135,000 measurement-quality structures with rooftops from CyberCity 3D. Read More

Vulkan & DX12: Dawn of a New Generation of Graphics APIs

GDC Europe 2015 will be held August 3-4, 2015 in Cologne, Germany. GDC Europe will be held in conjunction with gamescom, the leading European consumer show. Join AMD Developer Technology Engineer Stephan Hodes as he speaks on Vulkan. Read More

Porting applications using SYCL for OpenCL

This blog post is first in the series of “how-to” articles on developing and porting applications using SYCL for OpenCL. Read More

Unity: WebGL Roadmap

Unity has posted a very complete and well thought out WebGL roadmap, which is open for discussion. Read More

Boston Chapter leader talk at @party

Khronos Boston Chapter leader Jim Susinno is holding a Chapter meetup in Cambridge MA this June 20th. Jim will introduce the Chapter community and share the latest updates about OpenGL and Vulkan as well as give a Khronos Group overview. The meetup is talking place in conjunction with @party. Read More

Khronos Group expects to announce OpenGL Transmission Format

The Khronos Group expects to announce later this year an OpenGL transmission format (glTF) that could act like the .mp3 or .jpg of graphic animations. The binary format aims to be neutral to any runtime environment and support at least 10:1 compression techniques already in the lab. Read More

Introduction to FPGA Acceleration for Software Programmers Using OpenCL

Altera has a free to download OpenCL Tutorial. The tutorial covers ways that you can use OpenCL to target an FPGA to create custom accelerated systems with an average of one fifth the power of competing accelerators; Trends that make FPGAs an important resource for accelerating software execution and How OpenCL makes accelerations accessible to software developers. Read More

Upcoming Streamcomputing sponsored events for OpenCL

Streamcomputing is have a busy summer and fall 2015. First up, starting on September 2 there is a 3-day OpenCL 2.0 training course in Amsterdam at the Science Park Matrix. Followed by a free one-day Embedded boards comparison workshop on September 17 at the same location. And finally, Streamcomputing is sponsoring the official Scandinavian GPGPU Day in Denmark on September 29th. Links and details on these events can be found on the Khronos Group upcoming events page. Read More

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