The Nokia WebCL prototype is now available for Firefox 11. Click here to download the new add-on for Windows and Linux.
Focusing on the market and technology trends driving the mobile silicon and system markets, The Linley Group announced it will host its second annual Linley Tech Mobile Conference, April 16-17 at the DoubleTree Hotel in San Jose, California. Linley Gwennap, founder and principal analyst of The Linley Group, will open the conference with an overview of the mobile semiconductor market, discussing the technology trends that will determine which mobile processors will succeed in 2012 and beyond. A second keynote by Neil Trevett, president of the Khronos Group, will describe how the latest graphics standards are impacting mobile design today.
Last December AMD released preview drivers that contained much of new the functionality defined in OpenCL 1.2. The new APP SDK includes beta drivers that contain a complete, beta level implementation of the OpenCL 1.2 specification for 32 and 64-bit Windows and Linux.
Michael Wolfe, Compiler Engineer of The Portland Group tries to untangle the web of heterogeneous programming. A high level overview comparing various systems, including OpenCL.
The HTML5-powered Opera TV Store is now on show at IP&TV World Forum in London. It's packed with new cool features such as the ability to render WebGL content. Game developers can bring their WebGL-based games to connected TVs running the Opera TV Store.
If you missed out on purchasing a Pi Raspberry--they sold out in a few hours at a reported 700 orders per minute--you do have alternives. ZDNet did a nice round up of five alternatives, four of which have OpenGL ES on them: PandaBoard, Cotton Candy, Beagle Board and CuBox. Read the full review here.
Eric Moller from Opera has posted an excellent 14 part video instructional on YouTube. Check it out!
Did you miss the WebGL Meetup we held along side GDC last week? No worries, we recorded the entire meetup, and have posted it in four parts on YouTube (part one, two, three) and as podcasts. With Tony Parisi as moderator, the WebGL meetup covered lots of ground, including a spec update, lots of demo's and a security corner with Ken Russell from Google. The slide presentation in PDF format from the meetup is also online.
G-Truc Creation released a survey about OpenGL ES 2.0 support on desktop, how it is exposed or not on Windows 7/8, Linux and MacOS X and by different hardware vendors. It also deals with libraries and framework to help such support.
The Khronos Group commenced the opening events of its most recent tour to Beijing and Shanghai. The Khronos Board of Directors, including AMD, Apple, ARM, Epic, Ericsson, Freescale, Imagination Technologies, Intel, Nokia, NVIDIA, Oracle, Qualcomm, Samsung, SONY and Texas Instruments, has made engaging the participation of Chinese industry a priority and has committed significant financial and staffing resources to Chinese activities. Khronos standards include OpenGL ES, the 3D graphics API used to power the user interface, games and applications on almost every smartphone in the world, OpenCL for heterogeneous parallel computation and WebGL for 3D graphics for HTML5.