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OpenCL enabled Clover branch of Mesa sees renewed interest and updates

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Two years ago Zack Rusin branched Mesa and called it Clover. Intended to provide OpenCL over Mesa, the work has been stalled for many months. A renewed interest in progressing work on Clover is now underway.

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ATI launches two new OpenGL 4.1 / OpenCL 1.1 ready mobile Radeon series GPUs

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AMD just released Radeon HD 6000-series mobile model GPUs: the Radeon HD 6500M and Radeon HD 6300M. OpenGL 4.1 and OpenCL 1.1 support is included as well as DirectX compatibility.

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ZiiLabs releases 1Ghz ARM Cortex HD Media Rich Applications Processor with OpenGL ES 2.0 support

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Powered by a 1GHz Arm Cortex A8 processor, the ZMS-08 is targeted at media-rich applications, with low-power requirements for a netbook. ZiiLabs’ specification page claims the new chip does H.264 1080 decoding at 40MBPs, and includes support for OpenGL ES 2.0.

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DMP announces two new OpenGL ES Programming Courses for January 2011

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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 January 13-14 and January 20-21 2010. Complete details are available online for the Training I and Training II courses in english, and in Japanese.

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NVIDIA releases CUDA Toolkit 3.2 with OpenCL support

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NVIDIA has released their CUDA Toolkit 3.2. Lots of new goodness in this version, with special note the new OpenCL support. This means you can now use one toolkit for both CUDA and OpenCL. Support is currently only for Linux and Windows.

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AMD intros new OpenCL Book at Khronos DevU at Tsinghua University

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AMD to hand out free copies of their newly-published book "OpenCL programming on AMD CPU/GPUs" at the Khronos DevU on December 8th, and the December 9th Conference and Lunch.

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WebGLet - getting rid of the boring bits of WebGL

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The first version of WebGLet, a javascript library for creating WebGL applications, is out. WebGLet helps with the boring bits of WebGL, making your life easier without tying you into a full scene graph engine.

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ARM Mali GPU Makes Advanced Graphics a Reality for All Consumers

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ARM has announced the ARM® Mali™-300 graphics processing unit (GPU), supporting OpenGL® ES 2.0 and bringing High Definition (HD) graphics performance to entry-level and mid-range consumer devices.The Mali-300 GPU offers support for the Khronos industry standards OpenVG™ 1.1, and OpenGL® ES 1.1/2.0, in common with other ARM Mali GPUs.

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Universities offering OpenCL coursework

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AMD has posted a great Google Map showing Universities world-wide that offer OpenCL coursework.

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China officially posted on Top500

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The 36th edition of the TOP500 list of the world’s most powerful supercomputers confirms the rumored takeover of the top spot by the Chinese Tianhe-1A system at the National Supercomputer Center in Tianjin, achieving a performance level of 2.57 petaflop/s (quadrillions of calculations per second).

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