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LibreOffice Calc To Get GPU support via OpenCL

LibreOffice is a well-liked office suite, but not so much its spreadsheet component, Calc, which is known to be slow for even simple calculations. Now AMD has stepped in to provide GPU support that should speed things along. It seems that the LibreOffice programmers are trying to make the code fit in with AMDs Heterogeneous Systems Architecture (HSA) but the code itself is going to be written in OpenCL. This brings some hope that the optimizations might work with other GPUs such as NIVIDA's.

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Imagination Technologies to demonstrate OpenGL ES 3.0 and OpenCL at SIGGRAPH 2013

Imagination will demonstrate its market-leading PowerVR graphics (GPU) technologies for the smartphone and embedded markets. Demonstrations will include PowerVR Series6 GPUs, with demonstrations of the first PowerVR Series6 devices and OpenGL ES 3.0 and OpenCL demos, including GPU compute applications for rigid body physics, image processing, fluid dynamics.

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AMD Announces Keynote Lineup for APU13

AMD announced the initial lineup of keynote speakers for the 2013 AMD Developer Summit, APU13. The third annual three-day event will be held in San Jose, Calif., Nov. 11-14, 2013, where AMD and industry leaders will delve into key market trends regarding next generation software and computing experience development, the emerging Heterogeneous System Architecture (HSA) standard, and the latest in the use of industry-standard application programming interfaces such as OpenCL™, Microsoft DirectCompute and C++ AMP.

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A big thank you to some of our early sponsors to the BOF Blitz After-Party™

Khronos would like to thank Pragmatic for donating five OpenGL eBooks to the Khronos All-Day BOF Blitz™ and After-Party™. As well, Khronos would like to thank Vivante, the PC Gaming Alliance, Imagination Technologies and more others for their generous donations. Learn more about the upcoming Khronos BOF Blitz™ and After-Party™.

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Khronos BOF Blitz After-Party™ sponsorship opportunities

The Khronos Group is looking for sponsors for the 2013 BOF Blitz After-Party™ event of the decade. Each sponsorship package has great value and exposure for your company priced to fit any budget. Attendance is not required. Regardless of whether or not you attend one of the nine BOFs, or the BOF Blitz After-Party, there are some attractive web banners to help advertise the event.

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The Khronos Group invites you to help celebrate the 10th Anniversary of OpenGL ES

The Khronos Group would like to invite you to join them at the Khronos BOF After-Party™ to celebrate the 10th anniversary of OpenGL ES. The party takes place at the Hilton Anaheim California, Ballroom A&B, following the All-Day BOF Blitz™. Similar to last year, Khronos is also offering some great sponsorship opportunities.

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OpenGL ES Particle System Tutorial–part one of three

In this three part OpenGL ES particle system tutorial series, you’ll learn how to make a cool and fun particle system from scratch, and integrate it into an iOS app!

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Using the Parallella with ‘R’ and OpenCL

‘R’ is a free software environment for statistical computing and graphics created in the early '90s. Work is under way to allow R to run on the Parallella board with the Epiphany16/64 chip using OpenCL.

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SimLab Composer improves WebGL support

SimLab composer, a 3D scene building, rendering, sharing, and animation application, introduces significant improvements for WebGL. Enhancements include exporting cameras, supporting reflection maps and bump maps. The engine behind the WebGL export has been completely rewritten.

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China claims top TOP500 spot for a second time with Intel processors

China’s National University of Defense Technology, is the world’s new No. 1 system with a performance of 33.86 petaflop/s on the Linpack benchmark, according to the 41stedition of the twice-yearlyTOP500 list of the world’s most powerful supercomputers. The surprise appearance of Tianhe-2, two years ahead of the expected deployment, marks China’s first return to the No. 1 position since November 2010, when Tianhe-1A was the top system. Tianhe-2 has 16,000 nodes, each with two Intel Xeon IvyBridge processors and three Xeon Phi processors for a combined total of 3,120,000 computing cores.

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