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Indigo 4 Lets You Have Full Graphics Rendering Over OpenCL

Glare Technologies Indigo 4 renderer in its beta state is using OpenCL to deliver 100% pure GPU rendering. Glare Technologies says this "means very fast rendering on all OpenCL compliant GPUs, including AMD, Intel and Nvidia GPUs."

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Khronos introduces Vulkan-Hpp - Open-Source Vulkan C++ API

Khronos introduces Vulkan Hpp, an open source Vulkan C++ API. Vulkan is a C API and as such inherits all common pitfalls of using a general C programming library. The motivation of a low-level Vulkan C++ API is to avoid these common pitfalls by applying commonly known C++ features while keeping the overall structure of a Vulkan program and preserving the full freedom it provides as low-level graphics API.

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MoltenVK brings Vulkan to iOS and macOS

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The Brenwill Workshop Ltd. will launch MoltenVK, an implementation of Vulkan that runs on iOS and macOS, during the SIGGRAPH conference in Anaheim, California, and will discuss and demonstrate MoltenVK at the Khronos Vulkan Birds of a Feather session at SIGGRAPH, on Wednesday, July 27th, 2016. Learn more about MoltenVK.

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Khronos Showcases Significant glTF Momentum for Efficient Transmission of 3D Scenes and Models

The Khronos Group today announced significant momentum behind the glTF (GL Transmission Format) royalty-free specification for the transmission and loading of 3D content. Since the launch of glTF 1.0 in September 2015, Khronos has released an open source glTF validator, commenced community review of the glTF 1.0.1 specification that incorporates industry feedback for enhanced interoperability, successfully registered glTF as a MIME type with IANA and has catalyzed a growing array of importers, translators and tools supporting the glTF standard. More information on glTF specifications and activities is available on the Khronos website. Read the press release.

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LibRetro offers Vulkan low-level emulator – paraLLel

RetroArch 1.3.6 can now run the N64 Vulkan core, paraLLEl. Previous versions of RetroArch will not be able to run this because of the new extensions to libretro Vulkan which we had to push to make this renderer possible. paraLLEl is a standalone libretro core separate from the regular libretro core that it is based on. It includes only a Vulkan rendering backend and a low-level RSP.

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Khronos at SIGGRAPH 2016

The schedules for the all-day Khronos BOF Blitz and famous BOF Blitz After Party are now online. Featuring four BOFs on Wednesday July 27th, and a 5th BOF on Tuesday July 26th for Khronos Chapters. We've also compiled a list of all the SIGGRAPH sessions, courses, workshops and BOFs that contain Khronos Technology. Unsurprisingly there is a ton of Vulkan stuff going on this year. Checkout the event page today. Hope to see lots of you in Anaheim during SIGGRAPH!

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The long-awaited Vulkan patch for Doom is now available

The long-awaited Vulkan patch for Doom is now available, allowing the game to be played with either the OpenGL or Vulkan rendering backends. With this release Doom has become the first performance-intensive game released to use Khronos’s new low-level API, and arguably the first game where the rendering path is being implemented for performance reasons rather than proof-of-concept reasons. Read more over on AnandTech.

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Five steps to adding ray tracing to an OpenGL ES-based deferred lighting system

Over on the Imagination Technologies developer blog, a new tutorial on adding ray tracing to an OpenGL ES based deferred lighting system.

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FPGA with OpenCL Solution Released to Deep Learning

The deep learning speech recognition acceleration solution leverages an Altera Arria 10 FPGA, iFLYTEK’s deep neural network (DNN) recognition algorithms and Inspur’s FPGA-based DNN parallel design, migration and optimization with OpenCL. The solution has a hardware platform in CPU+Arria 10 FPGA heterogeneous architecture and software in a high-level programming model in OpenCL to enable migration from CPU to FPGAs.

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OpenVX: everything you need to know

Android Authority has an overview on what OpenVX is and how it works. Android Authority is looking to post more articles in the future on OpenVX.

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