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Looking for ISV feedback on the latest draft of KTX2 texture file format specification

• Tags: Specification feedback KTX

The Khronos Group is looking for feedback on the latest draft of the KTX2 texture file format specification. Please review and comment on GitHub.

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Khronos SIGGRAPH Asia presentations now online

• Tags: OpenCL Vulkan SIGGRAPH glTF Presentation WebGL BOF OpenVX OpenXR NNEF


The Khronos Group was in Japan this week for SIGGRAPH Asia 2018. There were five BOF sessions covering Vulkan, OpenXR, WebGL, glTF, NNEF, OpenVX and OpenCL. Most of the presentations from these sessions is now online and we have lots of photos as well. Unfortunately not video this year.

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Valve ships Artifact using Vulkan on Linux and macOS

• Tags: windows phoronix macOS Linux

Artifact is now available with launch-day support for Linux, macOS, and Windows. Artifact is a competitive digital card game. The game is targeting Dota 2 players as well as card gaming enthusiasts. Vulkan support on macOS is done through MoltenVK.

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OpenCV 4.0 released with Vulkan and OpenCL support

• Tags: OpenCL Library Vulkan OpenCV

Intel’s open-source programming function computer vision library OpenCV has released the first stable version in its 4.0 line. Release highlights list the dnn module now includes experimental Vulkan backend, and the popular Kinect Fusion algorithm has been implemented and optimized for CPU and GPU using OpenCL.

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Updated Basemark GPU with DX12, OpenGL 4.5, Enhanced Linux Support

• Tags: Vulkan OpenGL OpenGL ES

Basemark has releases version 1.1 of the its multi-platform graphics hardware evaluation tool Basemark GPU for enthusiasts and professionals alike. Basemark GPU 1.1 Benchmark offers unparalleled, objective comparisons between Vulkan, OpenGL, OpenGL ES and now DirectX 12 for graphics performance analysis across both mobile and desktop platforms.

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Khronos Developer Slack

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The Khronos Group has been thinking about ways that we can provide the community with a new space to chat, ask questions and learn from one another. With this in mind we have created a Slack that is open to all developers interested in or currently developing with Khronos Standards.

Please join us by using this link.

There are channels for each active standard and some more casual channels where you can hang out, share your work, and discuss more general topics. We encourage everyone to take part in the “Ask Anything” channel either to ask questions or help others. Although representatives of Khronos Member’s may be in a channel, non-public and/or internal only information about standards or a specific members technology will not be shared in this Slack. The Slack will be moderated and the standard Khronos Code of Conduct applies.

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Vulkan Education Survey!

• Tags: Vulkan Survey


The Khronos Group is trying to better understand how the community have learnt or is learning to use the Vulkan API. We’d like to gather insight on which resources are most or least useful as well as candid feedback on how we handle Vulkan education in general across a variety of areas. The survey takes approximately 10 - 15 minutes. We hope that you can find the time to complete this short survey, the results of this survey will be used to improve our overall Vulkan education offering as part of a major update to Vulkan web resources next year.

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AImotive’s aiWare3 Hardware IP Helps Drive Autonomous Vehicles To Production with Khronos’ NNEF

• Tags: NNEF


AImotive, the global provider of full stack, vision-first self-driving technology, today announced the release of aiWare3, the company's 3rd generation, scalable, low-power, hardware Neural Network (NN) acceleration core. The scalable aiWare3 architecture facilitates low-power continuous operation for autonomous vehicles (AVs) with up to 12 or more high-resolution cameras, LiDARs and/or radar. aiWare3 delivers up to 50 TMAC/s (> 100 TOPS) per chip at more than 2 TMAC/s (4 TOPS) per W1. aiWare3's IP core is supported by a comprehensive software development kit (SDK) that uses The Khronos Group's NNEF standard. It will ship to lead customers in Q1 2019.

AImotive's aiWare3 Hardware IP Helps Drive Autonomous Vehicles Towards Production.

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Tracealyzer for OpenVX – Synopsys EV6x

• Tags: toolkit OpenVX Vision

Percepio Tracealyzer for OpenVX allows you to visualize the execution of OpenVX applications and identify bottlenecks where optimization can make a big difference. Tracealyzer for OpenVX is initially available for Synopsys EV6x embedded vision processors, leveraging the built-in trace support in Synopsys ARC MetaWare EV Development Toolkit. Percepio Application Note PA-025 describes how to get started with Tracealyzer for OpenVX, using Synopsys EV6x processors and Synopsys MetaWare EV Development Toolkit.

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Magnum 2018.10 released with animation, web glTF player and Vulkan interoperability

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The MIT-licensed C++11/C++14 engine Magnum released a new version with six months worth of changes. It has a new animation framework and provides initial Vulkan interoperability enabling users to take advantage of Magnum asset management pipeline for developing Vulkan applications. It also ships with both a native and a drag&drop web app that can play back complex glTF scene animations.

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