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Advanced Hands-On OpenCL Tutorial To Kick-Off IWOCL 2016

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The organisers of IWOCL 2016 (“eye-wok-ul”), the International Workshop on OpenCL announced that registration is now open for the “Advanced Hands-On OpenCL Tutorial”. The tutorial focuses on advanced OpenCL concepts and is an extension of the highly successful ‘Hands on OpenCL’ course which has received over 6,500 downloads from GitHub. Simon McIntosh-Smith, Associate Professor in High Performance Computing at the University of Bristol and one of the tutorial authors will lead the sessions. The full-day Advanced Hands-On OpenCL tutorial takes place on Tuesday 19th April at the C3 Conference Center in Vienna, Austria. The tutorial can also be combined with attendance at the full IWOCL event.

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Khronos Group posts documentation for the Khronos OpenCL C++ bindings (cl2.hpp) on Github

Developers may now view the documentation for the Khronos OpenCL C++ bindings (cl2.hpp) on Github.

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IWOCL 2016 submissions has been extended to Friday 12th February

The deadline for IWOCL 2016 submissions has been extended to Friday 12th February, giving everyone a couple of extra weeks to pull their abstracts together. There will be no further extensions.

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Accelerating color management with OpenCL on Intel hardware

ntel developers have been working on adding OpenCL support to the Quick Color Management System (QCMS) as used by the Chrome and Firefox web-browsers for color management for JPEG/PNG/WebP images containing an embedded ICC profile.

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StreamComputing launches GEGL-OpenCL project

Khronos member StreamComputing launched an educational initiative that aims to get more developers to study and use OpenCL in their projects. Within this project, up to 20 collaborators will port as many GEGL operations to OpenCL as possible. Vincent Hindriksen and Adel Johar who organized this project looked for a way for the group to educate themselves. One of the ways was to gamify the porting by benchmarking the kernels and defining winners, and another was to optimize kernels within StreamComputing to push the limits. Victor Oliveira, who wrote most of the OpenCL code in GEGL, joined the GEGL-OpenCL project to advise.

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Khronos Group sponsoring ‘Trends Session’ Toronto - The future of hardware & software

This 'Trends Session' will bring executives up to date with developments in the computer processor and software industry that will enable their business applications to run significantly faster. With so many disruptive and revolutionary changes to the processor industry, such as the widespread adoption of heterogeneous parallel processors (GPUs, FPGAs, and Intel Xeon Phis™), you need to become aware of what is already happening and the trends to leverage and plan for. Strategic overviews of what is coming next that you as a senior IT/C-Level executive need to know and how you can leverage it. As more companies see the need for big data and data science,the need for faster speeds and lower energy costs are on the top of mind for CEO's, CIO's, CTO's and all end users of the data analysis - Business Development, Sales, Marketing, Actuaries, Product Development, etc.

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What’s New? Intel SDK for OpenCL Applications 2016

Intel SDK for OpenCL Applications 2016 includes all the features for OpenCL development for Android and Windows previously available in Intel INDE OpenCL Code Builder 2015 R2 and all features for Linux development which available in Code Builder for Intel Media Server Studio. There are a lot of other new and updated features listed.

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Training on OpenCL and Parallel Computing

The Fields Institute will host a three day workshop on parallel computing led by expert in the field AJ Guillon. The workshop will provide trainees with a mixture of theory and hands-on experience. Trainees will learn parallel programming with OpenCL, and so will be able to apply their knowledge to CPUs, GPUs, FPGAs, and other accelerators such as the Intel Xeon Phi. AJ Guillon is a Khronos member and contributed to OpenCL 2.1 and the OpenCL C++ kernel language as well as being the Khronos Toronto Chapter leader.

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Ittiam enables OpenCL based VP9 Encode for Mobile and Consumer Applications

Ittiam Systems, a provider of solutions to the Consumer, Mobile and Online Video Industry, announces OpenCL-based VP9 Video Encoding on processors designed for Smartphones and Tablets.

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Taiwan Ministry of Science and Technology and MediaTek aim for 5G by 2020

MediaTek aims for 5G by 2020 with inexpensive 5G chip sets running OpenCL on temperature-throttled heterogeneous dark-silicon multi-core CPU/GPUs and specialized accelerators. The Taiwan Ministry of Science and Technology and MediaTek Inc. have created an "executive institute" to get ahead at 5G. Called the MediaTek-NTU Research Center, directed by Liang-Gee Chen, an IEEE Fellow and executive vice president of academics and research at National Taiwan University (NTU).

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