OpenCL related stories

Intel to give HD4000 a performance boost with OpenCL 1.2

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New drivers for Intel's Ivy Bridge-based third-generation Core processors brings support for OpenCL 1.2 general-purpose GPU (GPGPU) language and a 10 percent performance boost. The HD4000 is the GPU found in Intel's Ivy Bridge-based third-generation Core processors.

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WebCL Q&A with Adrien Plagnol and Frédéric Langlade-Bellone

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Streamcomputing is featuring a Q&A about two developers from Lyon France, Adrien Plagnol and Frédéric Langlade-Bellone, who received a fair amount of attention for their WebCL plugin.

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Voreen Version 4.2 Released

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Version 4.2 of the open-source, cross-platform volume visualization tool Voreen is now available for download. This version brings significant performance optimizations, stereoscopic rendering, a OpenCL-based 3D random walker implementation for interactive volume segmentation, and extended visual debugging features of the network editor.

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Intel resources now included on the OpenCL resource page

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Intel has submitted several resources to the OpenCL resource page. The Khronos Group Resource pages are open to the community to submit their own resources. Each of Khronos technologies has it's own resource page.

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Neil Trevett to Keynote LEAP Conference

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Neil Trevett will be the Keynote speaker at the Low Energy Application Parallelism (LEAP) Conference in the UK. LEAP 2013 will be the place to learn about and share the latest advances in the use of high-performance parallel computing technology on low-power mobile CPU, GPU, FPGA and embedded processors. Keynotes from ARM and Khronos will set the stage for world-class knowledge transfer around parallel computing on low-energy platforms happening May 21st-2nd 2013 in London.

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Applied GPGPU-days 2013

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After the success of the GPGPU-day 2012, a new GPGPU event will be organised in the Netherlands. Details will be available online later, however you can signup to the newsletter today to stay on top of upcoming event information.

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AMD developer conference deadline for proposals March 15

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AMD developer conference will be held November 11-14 in San Jose this year. This event gathers together many developers, companies and press. The deadline for submission is March 15, so if you are planning on submitting, you haven't much time left. The submission site is here.

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NVIDIA conference will feature the inaugural GTC Mobile Summit

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This year's NVIDIA GPU Technology Conference (GTC) will feature the inaugural GTC Mobile Summit on March 19-20th which will dive into many aspects of the mobile market – including an overview session of the Khronos API ecosystem. Details are now available online.

  • Two days of insight into cutting-edge mobile computing platforms and technologies
  • More than 20 deep-dive sessions, panels, and roundtable discussions
  • A showcase of GPU and multicore-accelerated application development
  • Insight into how advanced sensor and vision processing will transform device interaction
  • Techniques to drive brand awareness, discovery, and retail price for your app
  • Exceptional networking with your peers and key decision makers

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Future of mobile CPUs

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Ars Technica has a three part series exploring major trends that will influence the mobile system-on-a-chip (SoC ) market over the next five to ten years. Including CPU to SoC and covering most of the large players in the field, this is a great read to get your Friday off to a good start.

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Imagination announces the PowerVR G6100, a single cluster OpenGL ES 3.0 Series6 GPU

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The PowerVR G6100 is the latest addition to the highly efficient Series6 family of graphics IP cores, making it the smallest member of the "Rogue" area-optimized GPUs to date. A single core, single cluster GPU, it will enable mass-market adoption of OpenGL ES 3.0 on a wide range of computing platforms. Products supporting the latest APIs from Khronos will become a significant and growing part of a billion unit market by 2014. PowerVR Series6 is one of the first GPU architectures to achieve full conformance for OpenGL ES 3.0. Launched at MWC in Barcelona, the PowerVR G6100 is the smallest and most efficient GPU available on the market that can handle both graphics APIs like OpenGL ES 3.0 and DirectX9 Level 3 as well as GPU compute applications accelerated through OpenCL, Renderscript Compute or Filterscript.

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