The GStreamer 1.8 open-source multimedia framework has been released today, March 24, 2016, after several months of hard work, and it appears to be a major release with dozens of new features. According to the release notes, GStreamer 1.8 adds initial support for the new Vulkan 1.0 API.
Phoronix has been busy running benchmarks with OpenGL and Vulkan atop Ubuntu 16.04 Linux for both AMD Radeon and NVIDIA GeForce graphics cards.
The Khronos Group has put out a request for quote (RFQ) for a glTF Validator. The primary goal of this project is to create a glTF Asset Validator: a tool to validate that a glTF asset conforms to the glTF spec. This will be used to validate pipeline tools such as converters, exporters, and optimizers. Complete information is available online.
There will be a Vulkan Keynote at Laval Virtual March 24 2016 in Laval France. Tristan Lorach will present "From OpenGL to Vulkan: looking for optimal graphic performances". The conference will explore the constituent elements of the new Vulkan API and explain why it was created.
Learn the key OpenGL ES 3.x API features and extensions, as well as best practises on how to optimize your OpenGL ES 3.x application for the ARM Mali architecture.
The Silicon Valley WebGL Meetup group invites you to the San Jose Convention Center as part of the GTC lineup of over 500 sessions on April 6th 2016. An impressive speaker line-up including Isaac Cohen, Brandon Jones (Google), Tony Parisi (International Man of Mystery) and Jaume Sánchez (theSpite).
Khronos Safety Critical Working Group Chair Erik Noreke recently spoke at the 4th annual Scandinavian Conference on System and Software Safety (SCSSS). The slides from the presentation are now online.
Khronos Group member StreamComputing is offering an "OpenCL Crash Course." Find out if OpenCL is the right choice for your project in this one day OpenCL course. This course will enable you to quickly assess the technology without a big investment.
Intel has released graphics drivers that support the Vulkan 1.0 API for chips running Windows 7, 8 and 10 PCs. The drivers add new beta support for the Vulkan 1.0 API for 6th Generation Intel Core and related processors.
Imagination Technologies announced the latest version of its PowerVR Graphics SDK, designed to support all aspects of graphics and GPU compute application development. The PowerVR Graphics SDK v4.1 features a host of new functionality, examples and documentation, including full support for the new Vulkan 1.0 open standard API from Khronos. Vulkan provides high-efficiency, cross-platform access to graphics and compute on modern GPUs used in a wide variety of devices from PCs and consoles to mobile phones and embedded platforms.