Mobica has joined the Khronos Group. Mobica is a British company focused on providing solutions to consumer electronics, automotive and industrial markets, with R&D centres in the UK, Poland and California. "We’re delighted to join the Khronos family and look forward to sharing our extensive experience in low-level graphics software" said Jim Carroll, CTO of Mobica. "We’re pleased to welcome Mobica to the Khronos Group and the benefits their multimedia and graphics expertise will bring to the Khronos community" said Neil Trevett, president of the Khronos Group.
Intel has now submitted their OpenGL ES 3.0 results to the Khronos Group for validation with Ivy Bridge hardware and the Mesa 9.1 branch in hopes of being one of the first driver implementations to be officially OpenGL ES 3.0 conformant. Product is based on a published Khronos Specification, and is expected to pass the Khronos Conformance Testing Process. Current conformance status can be found at www.khronos.org/conformance.
NME 3.5.5 has been released with WebGL support. NME is a framework for building games and applications for mobile, desktop and web platforms. OpenGLView was introduced in NME 3.5, and support for HTML5, using WebGL has now been added. The new “HerokuShaders” sample is a great cross-platform illustration of GLSL shaders at work. The sample will run on Windows, Mac, Linux, BlackBerry and HTML5, and will run on other mobile platforms once GLES2 support is official.
The Mali OpenCL SDK provides developers a framework and series of samples for developing OpenCL 1.1 application on ARM Mali bases platforms such as the Mali-T600 family of GPUs. The many samples cover a wide range of uses cases that utilize the Mali GPU to achieve a significant improvement in performance when compared to running on the CPU alone.
LEAP 2013 is the place to learn about and share the latest advances in the use of high-performance parallel computing technology on low-power mobile CPU, GPU and FPGA devices.
Amdahl Software has announced the production release of OpenCL CodeBench. OpenCL CodeBench is an OpenCL Code Creation tool. It simplifies parallel software development, enabling developers to rapidly generate and optimize OpenCL applications.
Among graphics enthusiasts there is a certain amount of debate on what API/version of something to use with a bunch of hotly contested alternatives. Florian Boesch, self proclaimed tinkerer of 3d things has written a convincing article on why you should give WebGL a try.
Imagination Technologies announces that it is among the first to submit PowerVR Series6 ‘Rogue’ drivers for OpenGL ES 3.0 conformance with Khronos. Designed for the latest APIs, including OpenGL ES 3.0, PowerVR Series6 is already shipping in end user product. Product is based on a published Khronos Specification, and is expected to pass the Khronos Conformance Testing Process. Current conformance status can be found online.
The OpenGL ES Working Group is pleased to announce the launch of the OpenGL ES 3.0 Adopter program. OpenGL ES implementers that join the program get access to the OpenGL ES 3.0 conformance test, and are able to submit their products for OpenGL ES 3.0 conformance certification. The OpenGL ES 3.0 conformance test is the result of the largest software development project Khronos has ever undertaken. It is a revised and expanded version of the OpenGL ES 2.0 conformance test, with hundreds of subtests directed at the new features of OpenGL ES 3.0. Conformance certification is the mark of a high-quality implementation, and offers a high level of application portability. More information about the OpenGL ES 3.0 Adopter program can be found in the Adopters’ Agreement and the Khronos Conformance Test Process document.
Intel has posted an in-depth article on how to get started with OpenGL ES development for the Android platform. The article details how to work around many of the special challenges of using OpenGL ES on Android not covered in existing literature, including the lack of support for compressed and alpha textures and the trade-offs associated with using OpenGL ES with the Android SDK verses the NDK. It also covers which are the best sample apps to use for new development and how to optimize the Android tools for OpenGL ES development and maximum emulation performance. This is a great place to start regardless of what processor or GPU you are using.