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New Synopsys EV6x Vision processor offers OpenVX and OpenCL supported SDK

• Tags: OpenCL OpenVX

Synopsys announced that it has enhanced the convolutional neural network (CNN) engine in its DesignWare EV6x Vision Processors to address the increasing video resolution and frame rate requirements of high-performance embedded vision applications. To simplify software application development, the EV6x processors are supported by a comprehensive suite of tools and software. Combined with software development tools based on OpenVX, OpenCV and OpenCL C embedded vision standards, the MetaWare EV Development Toolkit offers a full suite of tools needed to accelerate embedded software development.

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CryEngine to add Vulkan renderer support in v5.4 update

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Following on from the renderer refactoring and DirectX 12 implementation, the CryEngine team has been hard at work implementing a Vulkan renderer. The Vulkan Renderer is not functional yet, but is available in Github for feedback.

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iMac (27-inch) Benchmarks with OpenCL

• Tags: GPU OpenCL

Apple announced several updates to the Mac lineup earlier this month at WWDC. Geekbench 4, which includes a new GPU Compute Benchmark that measures the performance of GPUs at performing compute tasks, shows that GPU performance with OpenCL has improved considerably with an increase of up to 80% when compared to the equivalent 2015 model. If you’re interested in how your computer compares you can download Geekbench 4. Find the complete benchmark results on the Geekbench website.

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The OpenVX Presentation from Cadence at Embedded Vision Summit

• Tags: OpenVX

Frank Brill, Design Engineering Director at Cadence and Chairperson of the Khronos Group's OpenVX Working Group, presents the "OpenVX Computer Vision Library Standard for Portable, Efficient Code" tutorial at the May 2017 Embedded Vision Summit.

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AMD’s GPUOpen Posts New Vulkan Memory Allocator

• Tags: Vulkan phoronix

AMD's GPUOpen initiative has posted a number of Vulkan open-source projects over time, with their latest open-source project is a Vulkan Memory Allocator. The VulkanMemoryAllocator is designed as a "easy to integrate Vulkan memory allocation library." Learn more about this project on Phoronix.

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BLOG: Vulkan Multipass

• Tags: Vulkan

Vulkan Multipass was one of the talks at the Khronos Developer Day at GDC’17. The below is a blog summarizing the content of the presentation.

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Qt Blog: Vulkan Support in Qt 5.10 – Part 2

• Tags: Vulkan

In the previous instalment Qt looked at the background for Qt 5.10’s upcoming Vulkan support. This next instalment starts digging out into the details.

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OpenCL to Vulkan A Porting Guide part one and two

• Tags: Vulkan OpenCL


Duskborn Labs has just released part II of their OpenCL to Vulkan porting guide. Part I covers cl_platform_id -> VkInstance, cl_device_id -> VkPhysicalDevice and cl_context -> VkDevice. Part II covers porting from OpenCL’s cl_command_queue to Vulkan’s VkQueue.

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Developer Guide: Vulkan and OpenGL ES: ARM Mali application developer best practices

• Tags: Vulkan OpenGL ES

The ARM Mali application developer best practices guide targets an expert developer audience, going through a list of “do's” and “don'ts” when using Vulkan API and OpenGL ES on ARM Mali.

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Video: Vulkan renderpass optimization shows 20% reduction in frame time

• Tags: Video Vulkan

Vulkan render pass Multipass optimization has been implemented on ARM Mali to improve deferred shading in Vulkan. The video showcases a 20% reduction in frame time compared to the classic Vulkan Multiple Render Targets implementation.

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