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GPU Compute for Mobile Devices at ARM Techcon Developer Summit presentation online

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The presentation slides from a 3 hour workshop offering a rapid tour of the current GPU Compute landscape with a focus on mobile and ARM® Mali™ GPUs in particular are now online. OpenCL™ and RenderScript API were looked at fairly closely.

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AEC Hackathon 1.0 starts today

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The Khronos Group is sponsoring this years AEC Hackathon, which starts today. A first for the Architecture, Engineering, Construction Industry, the AEC Hackathon is a non-profit event that creates on-the-spot teams of Silicon Valley technologists and industry stakeholders to shape the future of our built environment.

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Internet Explorer 11 with WebGL arrives for Windows 7

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Windows 7 users will enjoy the benefits of Internet Explorer 11, including WebGL, starting on today. IE11 for Windows 7, available for download in 95 countries, includes the same performance, security and stability improvements that Windows 8.1 has enjoyed the past few weeks. WebGL is supported giving developers more flexibility to create highly visual sites. IE11 also supports HTML5 drag-and-drop as well as device awareness — so a web developer can create a site that knows the orientation of the device it's running on.

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Complimentary access to all APU 13 keynote sessions - while supplies last

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For those interested, complimentary access to all APU 13 keynote sessions is available by registering online, in limited numbers while quantities last. Notable keynote speakers include: Dr. Lisa Su, senior vice president and general manager, Global Business Units, AMD; Johan Andersson, technical director, DICE; Dominic Mallinson, vice president, research and development, Sony; and Mark Papermaster, chief technology officer, AMD. The Developer summit will feature 20 Khronos related sessions on WebGL, OpenCL, WebCL and of course, OpenGL

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LibreOffice Lands A Ton Of GPU OpenCL Functions

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MulticoreWare has been instrumental in help push more than fifty commits into the core code-base today for the LibreOffice open-source office suite. These commits are work on support for "GPU Calc" to take advantage of OpenCL for various math spreadsheet calculations. The OpenCL changes should be apart of the LibreOffice 4.2 release due out in late January or early February.

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Amazon launches new EC2 GPU instances for high-performance 3D Graphics in the cloud

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Amazon launched a new type of instance for its EC2 cloud computing platform that is specifically designed for applications that require 3D graphics capabilities. Using these new instances, Amazon argues, its users can now “build high-performance DirectX, OpenGL, CUDA, and OpenCL applications and services without making expensive up-front capital investments.” Amazon is making two of these new GPU instance types available for now. The g2.2xlarge version comes with 15 GB memory, 60 GB of local storage, 26 EC2 Compute Units (that’s an Intel Sandy Bridge processor running at 2.6 GHz) and a single NVIDIA Kepler GK104 graphics card (with 1536 CUDA cores). The larger cg1.4xlarge version comes with 22 GB of memory, 1690 GB of local storage, 33.5 EC2 Compute Units and two NVIDIA Tesla “Fermi” M2050 GPUs.

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Computer vision with even more OpenCL acceleration

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With the APP SDK 2.9 release and OpenCV 2.4.7 just around the corner, OpenCL is picking up even more momentum and making OpenCV even more attractive. OpenCV 2.4.7 expands the already significant capabilities of OpenCL, inside OpenCV. A very noteworthy addition is expanding the OpenCL implementation into the Machine Learning module, accelerating in OpenCL the Support Vector Machine functionality, and opening the door to multiple recognition and classification tasks. During the OpenCV session at APU13, AMD will go over in more detail the various developments and enhancements in OpenCV.

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Vivante Corporation joins the drawElements quality program

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drawElements announced that Vivante Corporation has subscribed to the drawElements Quality Program. The drawElements Quality Program focuses on quality assurance and consists of multiple API test modules that ensure robust OpenGL ES, EGL, and OpenCL vendor implementations.

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Khronos Group gives talk at IRCAM in Paris France

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Paris ACM SIGGRAPH, in association with IRCAM and the CNRS, invites you to a conference on the subject of standards and open libraries in the animation and video game industries. Erik Noreke from The Khronos Group will be presenting the Khronos Group as well as the latest developments in the standards they manage.

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OpenCL Video Tutorials

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AJ Guillon offers a new videos series on OpenCL, the first video provides a high-level overview of OpenCL 1.2, the standard, and the models within it. The second video offers an introduction to OpenCL C.

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