Altera has announced that its Stratix 10 SoC devices, manufactured on Intel's 14nm Tri-Gate process, will incorporate a high-performance, quad-core 64-bit ARM Cortex-A53 processor system, complementing the device's floating-point digital signal processing (DSP) blocks and high-performance FPGA fabric. Embedded developers will be able to accelerate debug cycles with Altera's SoC Embedded Design Suite (EDS) featuring the ARM Development Studio 5 (DS-5) Altera Edition toolkit, as well as use Altera's software development kit (SDK) for OpenCL to create heterogeneous implementations using the OpenCL high-level design language.
ARM unveiled new additions to its Mali GPU family. First up is the Mali-T760, ARM's most powerful GPU to-date, and secondly, the lower-end Mali-T720, ARM's first GPU for midrange devices that supports OpenGL ES 3.0 and OpenCL. ARM's share of the mobile GPU market is growing and now stands at 18 percent, according to Jon Peddie Research.
The Khronos Group was in China visiting Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen during the week of Oct.14th - 19th, 2013. Erik Noreke, Khronos VP of Business Development was the keynote speaker at the Chinese Ministry of Education's (MOE) faculty training seminar on Oct.14th at Tsinghua University. More than 200 professors from cities all over China participated in this certified training program to learn more about the Khronos Group and their APIs.
Altera announced that its SDK for OpenCL is conformant to the OpenCL 1.0 standard and is now included on the Khronos Group list of OpenCL conformant products. Altera is the only company to offer an FPGA-optimized OpenCL solution, allowing software developers to harness the massively parallel architecture of an FPGA for system acceleration. Altera will demonstrate its OpenCL solutions at the 2013 Linley Processor Conference, being held October 16-17 in Santa Clara, Calif.
PCMark 8 now includes support for Windows 8.1 and some cleaned up OpenCL options.
Vivante Corporation announced an area-optimized version of its GC series OpenGL 2.0 ES GPU cores for Wearable and other IoT devices. Featuring the industry's tiniest GPU core, less than one mm2, the GC400 gives MCU/MPU silicon vendors a simple plug-in solution and complete IoT software stack that easily adds full-featured smartphone graphics capabilities to any product line.
At at IBC this year, AMD demonstrated a 4K CinemaDNG workflow for Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve 10 color-grading. Using a Supermicro 7047GR-TRF SuperWorkstation to run four AMD FirePro W-series graphics cards, the GPU-accelerated workflow relied on Blackmagic's OpenCL support for Windows and Mac to enable real-time playback of CinemaDNG.
Intel is using this years Intel Developer Forum to launch a new family of low-power processors and associated SoC silicon dubbed Atom Z3000 Series and Bay Trail. Bay Trail's graphics closely resemble those present on entry-level Ivy Bridge chips which means support for OpenGL 3.0 and DX11.
AMD announced that its collaboration with Adobe has reached a new milestone for more sophisticated professional video workflows. Using OpenCL acceleration means that video and film professionals, as well as enthusiasts, can take full advantage of the massively parallel compute power of AMD APUs, Radeon graphics, and AMD FirePro professional graphics when working with Adobe Premiere Pro CC, Adobe SpeedGrade CC, and Adobe Media Encoder CC by exploiting AMD App Acceleration.
The AMD library team has spent the last three years working on APPML – the Accelerated Parallel Processing Math Library. APPML contains an OpenCL implementation of BLAS and FFT routines. The library enables developers to accelerate common scientific and engineering computations on APUs and discrete graphics accelerators.