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Khronos Launches OpenCL 2.0 Adopters Program

March 19, 2014 – San Francisco, Game Developer’s Conference – The Khronos™ Group today announced the availability of the official conformance test suite for the OpenCL 2.0 specification, making it possible for implementers to certify that their implementations are officially conformant thorough the Khronos OpenCL Adopters Program.  Khronos has also released a set of header files for OpenCL 2.0 and an updated specification with a number of clarifications and corrections to the specification first released in November 2013.  The specification, header files and links to the Khronos Adopters site and feedback forums are available at:

“The availability of robust conformance tests is just as critical to a thriving open standard as the specification itself as they ensure cross-vendor consistency, and enable Khronos to protect the integrity of the standard in the marketplace,” said Neil Trevett, chair of the OpenCL working group, president of the Khronos Group and vice president of mobile ecosystem at NVIDIA.  “The members of the OpenCL working group have contributed significant effort to ensure the OpenCL 2.0 tests match the high quality of the specification.  We expect the first conformant implementations of OpenCL 2.0 to be available to developers in the first half of 2014.”

OpenCL Developer Session at GDC 2014

Attendees at the San Francisco Game Developer Conference are invited to attend the Khronos OpenCL DevU session taking place at 3:00pm on Wednesday March 19th in the Khronos private meeting room #262 on the West Mezzanine Level. Space is limited and is available on a first-come first served basis. Reserve your spot.

About The Khronos Group

The Khronos Group is an industry consortium creating open standards to enable the authoring and acceleration of parallel computing, graphics, vision, sensor processing and dynamic media on a wide variety of platforms and devices.  Khronos standards include OpenGL®, OpenGL® ES, WebGL™, OpenCL™, SPIR™, SYCL™, WebCL™, OpenVX™, OpenMAX™, OpenVG™, OpenSL ES™, StreamInput™, COLLADA™ and glTF™.  All Khronos members are enabled to contribute to the development of Khronos specifications, are empowered to vote at various stages before public deployment, and are able to accelerate the delivery of their cutting-edge media platforms and applications through early access to specification drafts and conformance tests.  More information is available at


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