As part of the eResearch Australasia Conference 2012, there was a Khronos Chapter meeting in Sydney Australia on October 29th 2012. The eResearch Australasia Conference is ongoing until November 2nd 2012, and registration is still open. Keep an eye on our Chapter meetings page for future Khronos chapter meetings.
Kickstarter project Parallella is well on its way to reaching the goal of building a supercomputer for everyone. The plans are to ship a chip based on Epiphany multicore chips, and ship with free open source Epiphany development tools that include C compiler, multicore debugger, Eclipse IDE, OpenCL SDK/compiler, and run time libraries.
AMD Accelerated Parallel Processing Math Libraries are software libraries containing FFT and BLAS functions written in OpenCL and designed to run on AMD GPUs. The libraries support running on CPU devices to facilitate debugging and multicore programming.
EETImes talks about Freescale’s i.MX6 Series of application processors which offer a scalable line of hardened processors targeting automotive instrument display systems. Each i.MX6 product is optimized around CPU, OpenCL / OpenGL / OpenVG graphics, and HD video processing for in-vehicle infotainment and instrument cluster systems. The technologies and tools provided by Freescale, Vivante and Rightware will help car manufacturers and the whole automotive ecosystem move up to a new level of performance and sophistication with next-generation human-machine interfaces using OpenCL / OpenGL ES, and OpenVG for automotive apps in instrument displays. (Story via Read More
Japanese tech journalist Zenji Nishikawa recently posted an interview he had with Neil Trevett from SIGGRAPH 2012. The interview, in Japanese, covers the recent release of OpenGL ES 3.0 and OpenGL 4.3.
AMD Fusion Developer Summit 12 (AFDS) had many heterogeneous computing and OpenCL talks. The videos have been available on the AFDS site since June, and are now YouTube so anyone can easily learn from them. All recorded videos from AFDS can be seen on the AFDS YouTube Channel.
A new series of OpenGLES 2.0 code samples are now available for iOS. The examples currently cover the following subjects: Asset import using Assimp; Gpu Skinning; Bump Mapping; Quaternion camera movement; Fog; SkyBox and Water Reflections. The code source is distributed under the GPL license.
FPGA is a large array of fine-grained programmable elements that can be configured in such a way to efficiently solve many complex problems. The primary method of design entry for FPGAs is through Hardware Design Languages (HDLs) such as VHDL or Verilog. This talk by Deshanand Singh of Altera, at the FPL2012 conference, explores techniques o program FPGAs at a level of abstraction that is closer to traditional software-centric approaches using OpenCL.
Omega Resistance a WebGL based co-op space arcade shooter with Gamepads, Rigid Body Physics and AI autonomous movement system. Runs only on Google Chrome, you will need to enable gamepad flag by going to chrome://flags and search for gamepad API and enable. Requires an XBOX 360 or PS3 controller. Does it run, what is your framerate and PC specs? Tell us on Twitter or Facebook (@GameTheoryLabs)