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Return of the DirectX vs. OpenGL Debates

AnandTech has opened the debate on DirectX vs OpenGL. This time with DirectX 12 low-level programming and the recent "Approaching Zero Driver Overhead" talk at GDC 2014 by Cass Everitt, Graham Sellers, John McDonald and Tim Foley.

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Khronos Groups posts GDC 2014 DevU session slides online

The Khronos Group has loaded some of the slide set from the GDC 2014 sessions online. Included in this uploaded are slides from OpenCL, OpenGL ES, OpenGL Efficiency, OpenGL, OpenVX, SYCL for OpenCL, Volumerics OpenCL RT Graphics and the Khronos Press Briefing. All presentations are also available via Slideshare.

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Unity to support WebGL

Unity Technologies has unveiled Unity 5, the next generation of Unity multiplatform engine and development tools. Unity 5 brings a wealth of new capabilities and features enabling all developers to create amazing games and interactive experiences, and painlessly deploy them to almost any platform. Unity 5 will see the launch of the integrated Unity Cloud ad-sharing network for cross-promotion of mobile games, and an addition to Unity’s multiplatform support with the introduction of WebGL deployment.

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Khronos update OpenGL 4.4

The Khronos Group has released an update to OpenGL 4.4. Included are many small bugfixes, clarifications and general cleanup.

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Khronos Releases Wave of New Standards and Initiatives

The Khronos Group today announced a number of new and significant updates to its portfolio of open, royalty free industry standards that enable the authoring and acceleration of parallel computing, graphics, vision, sensor processing and dynamic media on a wide variety of platforms and devices:

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Khronos Releases EGL 1.5 Specification

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The Khronos Group today announced the ratification and release of the EGL 1.5 specification. EGL is an open, royalty-free standard that defines a portable interface to underlying operating system and display platforms to handle graphics context management, surface and buffer binding, and rendering synchronization. EGL also provides interop capability to enable efficient transfer of data and events between Khronos APIs. The new EGL 1.5 specification incorporates functionality for enhanced rendering flexibility and security, improved interop between OpenGL or OpenGL ES and OpenCL for mixed compute and rendering acceleration, and standardized support for multiple common operating systems including Android and 64-bit platforms.

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Khronos Releases WebCL 1.0 Specification

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The Khronos Group today announced the ratification and public release of the WebCL 1.0 specification. Developed in close cooperation with the Web community, WebCL extends the capabilities of HTML5 browsers by enabling developers to offload computationally intensive processing to available computational resources such as multicore CPUs and GPUs. WebCL defines JavaScript bindings to OpenCL APIs that enable Web applications to compile OpenCL C kernels and manage their parallel execution. Like WebGL, WebCL is expected to enable a rich ecosystem of JavaScript middleware that provides access to accelerated functionality to a wide diversity of Web developers. Please join us March 20th for our WebCL DevU at GDC.

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Khronos Launches OpenCL 2.0 Adopters Program

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The Khronos Group today announced the availability of the official conformance test suite for the OpenCL 2.0 specification, making it possible for implementers to certify that their implementations are officially conformant thorough the Khronos OpenCL Adopters Program. Khronos has also released a set of header files for OpenCL 2.0 and an updated specification with a number of clarifications and corrections to the specification first released in November 2013. The specification, header files and links to the Khronos Adopters site and feedback forums are available online.

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Khronos Releases SYCL 1.2 Provisional Specification

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The Khronos Group today announced the release of SYCL 1.2 as a provisional specification to enable community feedback. SYCL is a royalty-free, cross-platform abstraction layer that enables the development of applications and frameworks that build on the underlying concepts, portability and efficiency of OpenCL, while adding the ease-of-use and flexibility of C++. Feedback is welcome and encouraged on the official feedback forum.

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Khronos Group Israel Chapter kick-off meetup this weekend

The Official Khronos Israel Chapter will have it's first meeting this weekend on March 23rd at Read More

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