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Bullet 2.77 Physics SDK adds OpenCL cloth simulation

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The new Bullet 2.77 Physics SDK features OpenCL cloth simulation, contributed by AMD under the permissive ZLib license. The OpenCL implementation has been tested on AMD and NVIDIA GPUs for Windows and Linux as well as the Apple OpenCL implementation for GPUs on Mac OSX Snow Leopard. The full source code and precompiled Windows executable demos are available for download.

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An insiders view of OpenCL and CUDA from inside the GTC 2010 Conference

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Enj appears to be enjoying the GTC 2010 Conference this week. He brings us an inside view of the conference, and a feel of the different talks on OpenCL and CUDA. If you have 5 minutes, pop over to enja.org, it'll be worth your time.

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Second Life chooses COLLADA as the official Mesh import format

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2010 SLCC saw a commitment to bringing Mesh import to Second Life. This will allow content created in the mainstream 3D creation tools, such as Maya or Blender, to be imported directly into Second Life, in much the same way that animations and textures can be uploaded today. COLLADA has been chosen as the format used for these imports.

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OpenGL Tutorial at GPU Technology ConferenceAt the GPU Technology Conference

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At the GPU Technology Conference in San Jose on Monday, September 20th, join Mark Kilgard for a pre-conference tutorial on NVIDIA's OpenGL support. Mark will discuss and demonstrate features of OpenGL 4.1 including programmable tessellation.

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South Korea has more mobile phones than people

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Korea Communications Commission announced there are now more mobile phone subscribers than there are people. With 48.8 Million people, South Korea has 50 million subscribers, with roughly 7.4% of those being smart phones, that means 3.67 million smart phones. Other countries are apparently experiencing similar situations of more mobile phones than people. This is great news for the mobile phone and smart phone industry.

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DMP announces two new OpenGL ES Programming Courses

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DMP is proud to announce two all new OpenGL ES programming training courses. OpenGL ES programming training I and II will run November 11-12 and November 18-19 2010. Complete details are available online for the Training I and Training II courses in english, and in Japanese.

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Audio, Physics, and Developer Tools for OpenSceneGraph

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Skew Matrix Software is pleased to announce new releases of three open-source projects to support software development with the OpenGL-based OpenSceneGraph (OSG) toolkit. OSG can also support COLLADA following the build instructions here.

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Microsoft sponsored CUDA/OpenCL Training from Acceleware

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Acceleware Corp announced their fall 2010 comprehensive CUDA/OpenCL training schedule co-sponsored by Microsoft Corp. Acceleware's training classes are designed to support the HPC communities GPU programmers using CUDA and OpenCL, along with instruction on Microsoft's HPC Server 2008 cluster operating systems. There are currently five course schedule between mid-October and mid-December, with each course lasting 5 days. You can find an overview of the courses on our Khronos Group events page. Complete details are available on the Acceleware training website.

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Esenthel Engine now uses OpenGL ES for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch

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Esenthel Engine has recently added full support for mobile platforms such as iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. You can see it in action here. Esenthel Engine is a professional 3D Game Engine which supports: Windows, Mac, iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, DirectX 9-10-10.1 &11, OpenGL, OpenGL ES, Nvidia PhysX - Bullet and Unlimited Sized Worlds. Esenthel Engine SDK comes with: Tools (World Editor, Mesh Editor, Gui Editor, ...), 100+ tutorials and documentation.

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Mozilla announces Labs: Gaming - Gaming with Open Web Standards like WebGL

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Mozilla announced their new Labs : Gaming. An initiative inviting the gaming community to come out to play and get creative, with cool technologies in open web standards. If any of Open Video, audio, WebGL, touch events, device orientation, geo location or fast Javascript engines do it for you, then Labs : Gaming is the place for you. Getting this all going is Game on 2010, Mozilla's first ever gaming competition open to all developers interested in using Open Web technologies.

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