OpenCL related stories

NVIDIA to host the first GPU Technology Conference

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NVIDIA Corporation announced that its inaugural GPU Technology Conference will take place September 30 to October 2, 2009. The event will focus on how developers, engineers, and researchers are using the GPU to solve the world’s most important computing challenges. The conference will encompass three simultaneous events -- the Emerging Companies Summit, the GPU Developer Summit, and the NVIDIA Research Summit. The GPU Developer Summit will be a 3-day series of technical presentations, tutorials and panels aimed at developers of consumer, professional and high performance computing applications looking to exploit more of the GPU’s parallel processing power using industry-standard languages such as C/C++ and Fortran as well as APIs such as Direct3D, DirectX Compute, OpenCL™ and OpenGL.

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NVIDIA Releases OpenCL Driver To Developers

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NVIDIA Corporation announced the release of its OpenCL driver and software development kit (SDK) to developers participating in its OpenCL Early Access Program. NVIDIA is providing this release to solicit early feedback in advance of a beta release which will be made available to all GPU Computing Registered Developers in the coming months.

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AMD shows OpenCL-based Havoc physics at GDC

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AMD showed off OpenCL-accelerated Havok gaming physics at the 2009 Game Developers Conference. Videos are available on the Havok.com website.

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Highlights of the Khronos News Conference and Developers Sessions at GDC 2009

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Khronos is proud to announce the follow highlights in the upcoming Developers Sessions at GDC on March 24th 2009:

Streamlined OpenGL 3.1 Specification Released
Just nine months after OpenGL 3.0; Adds cutting-edge GPU functionality

OpenCL 1.0 Implementations Close to Shipping
Portable heterogeneous parallel computing; Seamless interop visual computing with OpenGL

OpenSL ES 1.0 Released for Cross-Platform Audio Processing
Extensive portable audio functionality; Enhances audio in the Khronos Mobile API Ecosystem

Khronos Launches Initiative for Accelerated 3D on the Web
Open call for industry participation and contributions; Project initiated by Mozilla

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Khronos Group GDC schedule updated

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The Khronos Group has announced a detailed schedule of the upcoming Developers University session at this years Game Developers Conference 2009. This all day session will teach you about cross-platform APIs for advanced graphics and media acceleration. The Khronos Session will cover four major topics, OpenCL, OpenGL, COLLADA and the Khronos Mobile API Ecosystem:

  • OpenGL 3.1 - a streamlining of the OpenGL API that also adds cutting edge acceleration functionality
  • OpenCL 1.0 - portable heterogenous parallel computing that works smoothly with OpenGL to open a new world of visual computing opportunities
  • OpenSL ES 1.0 - an API for enhanced mobile audio that forms the final piece of the Khronos mobile ecosystem
  • Accelerated 3D for the Web - a new initiative spearheaded by Mozilla with Khronos to bring dynamic 3D graphics to web content everywhere.

Additionally, the guest speakers have also been listed. Included in the roster are NVIDIA, Jon Peddie Research, AMD, EA, Blizzard, Transgaming, Graphic Remedy, Biodroid, XS, IBM, ST Ericsson and ARM.

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Imagination Technologies launches highly-efficient POWERVR™ SGX543MP

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Imagination Technologies announces further details of the first POWERVR SGX graphics IP core with multi-processor (MP) core support. The technology, henceforth POWERVR SGX543MP, is being delivered to customers in SGXMP2 (two-core) to SGXMP16 (16-core) variants. The cores support Khronos APIs including OpenGL™ ES 2.x, OpenVG™ 1.x and OpenCL™. With the POWERVR SGX543MP family Imagination continues to extend its leadership of the embedded graphics acceleration market with blistering POWERVR solutions which address the rapidly growing demands for high performance graphics in a wide range of consumer electronics segments. Imagination’s graphics IP cores now range from SGX520, the world’s smallest OpenGL™ ES 2.0 mobile core, to SGX543MP16 for high-performance console and computing devices. Some of the innovative technology behind POWERVR SGX543MP is being revealed in a keynote presentation at the 4th annual Multicore Expo.

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Khronos Group makes available the Multicore Expo 2009 slides

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Khronos has made available the six slide sets from the Multicore Expo 2009 conference in PDF format. All of the slides are available in the Khronos Group Developers Library.

  • OpenCL and Mobile Graphics and Media
  • Khronos APIs for Automotive Applications
  • Khronos Mobile Graphics and Media Ecosystem
  • OpenCL as an intermediate language for heterogeneous multi-core programming
  • OpenCL the open standard for heterogeneous parallel programming
  • An introduction to OpenGL ES

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Khronos Group releases the OpenCL 1.0 Quick Reference card

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Khronos Group has announced the availability of an OpenCL Quick Reference card in PDF format. This comprehensive 6 page quick reference covers all important aspects of the OpenCL API. You can download your copy of the OpenCL Quick Reference Card today. If you are attending the Game Developers conference this year, Khronos will be handing out a nicely printed version of this reference guide.

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NVIDIA looking to partner with application developers using OpenCL with the GPU Ventures Program

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NVIDIA wants to give you between $0.5M to $5M, plus partner with you on marketing, development, distribution, and more. If you're developing an application that leverages a GPU's parallelism, and your application is built using OpenCL 1.0, CUDA, or ATI's Stream SDK, NVIDIA wants to hear from you. NVIDIA announced its new GPU Ventures Program and GPU Venture Zone website to support its new market-building effort.You can find details of how to submit your proposal on their GPU Ventures Program website.

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Speaker schedule for Khronos Sessions at Multicore EXPO posted

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Khronos has posted their speaking schedule for the Multicore EXPO on March 16th. Speakers from NVIDIA, Codeplay, Nokia, ARM and Imagination Technologies will be present, with a question and answer period and demo's. Khronos will cover two areas of our standards development: OpenCL and the Khronos "Handheld API Ecosystem".

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