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radv: a conformant Vulkan driver under X.org

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If you take a look at the conformant vulkan list, you will see entry 220 - Software in the Public Interest, Inc. 2017-10-04 Vulkan_1_0 220. This is radv, and this is the first conformance submission done under the X.org (SPI) membership of the Khronos adopter program. A major milestone has been reached and radv is now a conformant Vulkan driver.

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glTF working group looking for feedback on Draco mesh compression bitstream and extension specs

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The glTF working group is asking the public for feedback on the Draco mesh compression bitstream and glTF extension spec. The goal is to finalize the extension for ratification by October 22nd.

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Webinar: Mastering the Khronos Blender glTF 2.0 Exporter

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The Khronos Group presents Mastering the Khronos Blender glTF 2.0 Exporter webinar. Open to all, the webinar will be held online on October 24th at 10am. This 1-hour webinar will be presented by the people who developed the exporter, and we’ll of course end with a Q&A session. glTF 2.0 users and Blender developers are the target audience.

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ComputeCpp CE for Windows brings SYCL to Windows and Visual Studio

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Codeplay has announced that ComputeCpp Community Edition is now available on Windows. It is now possible to develop SYCL applications using Windows and Visual Studio. The Windows release of ComputeCpp CE currently supports Windows 7 or 10 and can be used with Visual Studio 2015. Similar to our Linux version, the hardware you want to use with ComputeCpp you is required to have SPIR OpenCL drivers in order to be supported.

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Bringing Galaxy on Fire 3 to Vulkan

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When makers of the ABYSS Engine started working on the Android release of Galaxy on Fire 3 - Manticore, the goal was for everyone to be able to enjoy the same visual fidelity, no matter if playing on Android or iOS. On iOS. They decided to add Vulkan support to their in-house game engine and render 'Galaxy on Fire 3' with Vulkan on Android. Read the entire introduction and fundamentals post on Gamasutra.

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Khronos Group welcomes Dell as newest Contributor Member

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Dell Technologies is excited to join the Khronos Group and actively contribute to innovation in xR. Joining the Khronos Group provides a forum to drive critical and strategic requirements for open standards run by the Khronos Group such as OpenXR and OpenGL, said Liam Quinn, CTO for the Client Solutions Group.

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Tutorial: Architecture of the Vulkan Loader Interfaces

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The tutorial is primarily targeted at developers of Vulkan applications, drivers and layers, the information contained in it could be useful to anyone wanting a better understanding of the Vulkan runtime.

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SDL 2.0.6 Released With Vulkan Helpers, DRM/KMS Driver

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SDL 2.0.6 was released as the latest feature update for this widely-used library that allows for more cross-platform portability of applications and games centered around input, audio, and video helpers. SDL 2.0.6 features QNX7 support, an experimental JACK audio driver, a default Steam Controller mapping for Linux, updated game controller, and cross-platform Vulkan helpers.

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Imagination announces PowerVR Series 2NX Neural Network Accelerator with NNEF support

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In conjunction with today’s PowerVR Series 9XE and Series 9XM announcement, Imagination is revealing a new series of PowerVR-branded hardware IP blocks: the Series 2NX neural network accelerator (NNA). The 2NX also supports neural network interchange formats, such as Khronos’ NNEF. Learn more about this new PowerVR series on AnandTech.

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Friday news update: glTF and Vulkan

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First up, Vulkan 1.0.61 has been released, and LunarG has followed quickly with an update to their SDK (Windows, Linux). This update see four new extensions: VK_KHR_bind_memory2, VK_KHR_image_format_list, VK_KHR_maintenance2 and VK_KHR_sampler_ycbcr_conversion, as well as numerous internal fixes, as well as a few issues from the community. Next up, sharp eyed observer @mrdoob noticed that the new Apple Watch Series 3 page is using glTF.

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