OpenCL related stories

Continental Offers Platform for Accelerating Development of Automated Driving Control Units with OpenCL

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Developed by Khronos member Continental in collaboration with Khronos member Xilinx, the Assisted & Automated Driving Control Unit will enable Continental's customers to get to market faster by building upon the Open Computing Language (OpenCL) framework.

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Codeplay: Alternative machine learning algorithms using SYCL and OpenCL

• Tags: OpenCL SYCL NNEF Machine Learning

Codeplay has a very good write-up today on machine alternatives that don't use Neural Networks. The included code, SYCL-ML was developed as a proof of concept to show what a machine learning application using heterogeneous computing can look like and has been published as an open source project. The project was developed using SYCL and ComputeCpp, which is an implementation of SYCL developed by Codeplay.

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Portable Computing Language (Pocl) v1.0 released

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Portable Computing Language (pocl) 1.0 has been released. One of the bigger highlights of this release is that most of the OpenCL 1.2 standard conformance tests pass with the CPU backend. There are some caveats though to this listed in the documentation. Pocl is a portable open source (MIT-licensed) implementation of the OpenCL standard (1.2 with some 2.0 features supported).

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Khronos presentations available from ESC Silicon Valley and the Embedded Vision Alliance Member Meeting

• Tags: Presentation OpenCL Vulkan OpenVX SYCL NNEF Machine Learning

Neil Trevett, Khronos Group President and Radhakrishna Giduthuri, Software Architecture and Compute Performance Acceleration at AMD, spoke at two Khronos related events this past week. Neils presented was an update on the Khronos Standards for Vision and Machine Learning which covered Khronos Standards OpenVX, NNEF, OpenCL, SYCL and Vulkan. Radhakrishna presented Standards for Neural Networks Acceleration and Deployment covered Khronos Standards OpenVX and NNEF. The slides from both presentations are now online.

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Khronos meet-ups this December

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The first two Khronos meet-ups coming up will both be in London. First up is the Khronos UK Game Dev Social on December 7th: "Meet developers working on Vulkan within Arm, Google, Imagination, Samsung and many more! Share your experiences with others in the graphics & game tech industries." The second is a Khronos London Chapter meet-up on December 12th: Come and hear speakers from Away3D, Arm, KDB, Unity and Intel talking about Vulkan, SPIR-V, OpenCL and of course WebGL. Back in the US on December 13th is the Khronos Boston Chapter meet-up covering the latet on Khronos APIs. Finally over in Sydney Australia will be the Khronos Sydney Chapter meet-up "Graphics XMAS Meeting in Pub (Art + Science + Design + Engineering)." All events require registration.

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Khronos presentations and video from SC17 now online

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The Khronos Group was at SC17 this year with booth talks on OpenCL and SYCL from Khronos members Codeplay and Xilinx. The presentations slides and videos of all the booth talks are now available on the Khronos SC17 event page.

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SC17: Distributed and Heterogeneous Programming in C++ for HPC - Ask your question online

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Michael Wong from Codeplay Software and Hal Finkel from Argonne National Library have opened up the 'Distributed and Heterogeneous Programming in C++ for HPC' BOF to questions from the internet. If you have a related question you would like to ask, please post it here.

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Khronos Group Showcases OpenCL and SYCL Standards at Supercomputing

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Supercomputing is underway in Denver, Colorado! The 30th annual conference is this week from November 13 through 16, and explores high-performance computing, networking, storage, and analysis. Khronos will be at the show (Booth #394) to demonstrate how Khronos standards, especially SYCL, are playing their parts in HPC today. In addition to in-booth demos and presentations from Khronos members Codeplay and Xilinx, Khronos is giving away HPC t-shirts as well as SYCL and OpenCL stickers and reference guides at the booth.

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Intel Launches Windows Mixed Reality Graphics Driver with Vulkan and OpenCL improvements

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Intel has announced the availability of a new Graphics driver, namely version 23.20.16.4849, which adds support for Microsoft Windows 10 Fall Creators update features. This update also resolves the intermittent crashes/hangs encountered in DOTA 2 (Vulkan version), enhances memory usage in OpenCL applications.

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Webinar: Introducing HCMP - A Heterogeneous Computing Middleware Platform

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Be sure to join AJ Guillon, Yetiware and Yassine Hariri, PhD, CMC Microsystems tomorrow November 8th for the webinar 'Introducing HCMP'. As heterogeneity increases, the gap between the application layer and the hardware layer increased as well. To reduce this gap, we introduce a heterogeneous computing middleware platform (HCMP), which provides middleware that significantly reduces the complexity of developing industrial-strength heterogeneous computing software. Complex tasks such as multi-device memory management, device I/O, kernel scheduling, and dependency management are handled by the platform so that users can focus on writing their applications instead of adhering to complicated specifications.

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