AnandTech takes a look at Altera's OpenCL SDK for their FPGA. Altera introduced a private beta for OpenCL on FPGAs late last year and the SDK has now been made public. Altera's implementation is built on top of OpenCL 1.0 but offers custom extensions to tap into the unique features of FPGAs.
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.
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Intel has announced that Release 2 (R2) of the Intel SDK for OpenCL Applications 2013 XE now adds Beta support for Microsoft Windows Operating Systems on Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors. The SDK continues to support Red Hat Linux and SUSE Linux. Available as a free download, the XE version provides a comprehensive development application environment that supports the full OpenCL 1.2 standard on platforms with Intel Xeon processors and Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors. The XE Version targets at developers of highly parallel applications including High Performance Compute (HPC), workstations, and data analytics. In addition, Intel provides an SDK designed for developers of visual computing applications. The Intel SDK for OpenCL Applications 2013 supports the Intel Iris Graphics and Intel HD Graphics family on 3rd and 4th Generation Intel Core Processors using Windows 7 and Windows 8 operating systems. Download the Intel SDK for OpenCL Applications 2013 XE Release 2.
Pico Pixel has added support for Khronos Texture Format (KTX). Also new is an SDK that makes it very easy to capture the color or depth buffer of any OpenGL program and send it to Pico Pixel for visualization.
The Khronos EGL Working Group is requesting feedback on a change to the definition of EGLint that would disallow using handles as attribute values. If you have feedback on this change, please post it in the discussion boards where the proposed change is described in more detail.
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.
ARES Security Corporation has announced AVERT 7, which improves the software's modeling capability with the use of the COLLADA model format. This format greatly enhances the re-usability of existing models in both open source and propriety data sources as well as use 2D & 3D geometry from existing data stores such as computer-aided design (CAD) and geographic information systems (GIS). AVERT visually depicts, analyzes and optimizes physical security.
At the International Broadcast Conference, Vanguard Video announced H.265/HEVC codecs for a broad range of hardware and software platforms, including x86, ARM, OpenCL GPU, and FPGA IP Cores. Vanguard Video is previewing an OpenCL GPU HEVC encoder accelerator that more than doubles the performance of the V.265 software encoder running on the main processor. This technology was demonstrated at the Intel booth.
Highlights at the inaugural event on 30th and 31st of October include the second meeting of the standards body, Khronos Group's UK chapter, led by Samsung R&D Institute UK, Unity 3D workshop and an Education panel that will debate the question: "Specialists or all-rounders: What sort of school leavers do we need?"