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Mind-blowing app lets you travel the galaxy and back with WebGL and CSS3

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The company released a 100,000 Stars app today that allows you to look at all of the neighboring stars as seen from our own solar system. The app uses WebGL, CSS3D, and Web Audio to bring you an experience that’s similar to viewing the fictitious star chart navigation systems found in the spaceships of awesome sci-fi movies.

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Intel introduces OpenCL 1.2 support for Intel Xeon Phi coprocessor

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Intel is extending OpenCL support to Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors. Developers can apply today to participate in the upcoming new Beta program for the Intel SDK for OpenCL Applications XE 2013. This SDK will provide development environment for OpenCL 1.2 applications across both Intel Xeon processors and Intel Xeon Phi coprocessor for Linux OSs. Apply online.

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Altera Announces Industry’s First FPGA Support for OpenCL

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Altera Corporation announced the FPGA industry’s first Software Development Kit (SDK) for OpenCL which combines the massively parallel architecture of an FPGA with the OpenCL parallel programming model. The SDK allows system developers and programmers familiar with C to quickly and easily develop high-performance, power-efficient FPGA-based applications in a high-level language. The Altera SDK for OpenCL enables FPGAs to work in concert with the host processor to accelerate parallel computation, at a fraction of the power compared to hardware alternatives. Altera will demonstrate the performance and productivity benefits of OpenCL for FPGAs at SuperComputing 2012 in booth #430.

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OpenCL CodeBench from Amdahl Software Streamlines OpenCL Software Creation

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Amdahl Software announced the beta release of OpenCL CodeBench. OpenCL CodeBench is a code creation and productivity tools suite designed to accelerate and simplify OpenCL software development.

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Freescale brings OpenCL / OpenGL / OpenVG to automotive dashboards and infotainment systems

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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

Omega Resistance WebGL Co-Op Arcade Space Shooter

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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)

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Inside AR slides from Neil Trevett now online

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Neil Trevett recently spoke at InsideAR. We've posted the slides from his talk online.

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ARM Mali Graphics, OpenCL, GPU Computing and reflections from shows

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Jem Davies, self proclaimed "Godfather" to technical talent in ARM, recaps various high-lights from shows in the past few months.

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NVIDIA Quadro K5000 GPU comes to Mac Pro

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NVIDIA announced today that its new Quadro K5000 GPU will be available on Apple Mac Pro. Based on Nvidia’s internal tests, the Kepler architecture enables the Quadro K5000 GPU for Mac to run key content-creation applications up to twice as fast at lower power than the Fermi-based Quadro 4000 for Mac, while the new chips also provide support for OpenGL and OpenCL.

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Remo 3D for COLLADA import and export gets an update

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Remograph is pleased to announce that Remo 3D™ v2.3 has been released. This new version of Remo 3D contains some new script functions, import of ESRI Shape attributes and other various fixes. Remo 3D v2.3 is available as a demo version from the Download section.

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