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OpenGL ES Work Group Chair discusses ASTC Texture Compression

Tom Olson, work group chair of the OpenGL ES API and director of graphics research at ARM has a great blog entry on ASTC texture compression. Not too technical and includes some great examples and lots of links. A great read for the middle of the week.
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OpenGL ES 3.0 Programming Guide 2nd edition arriving soon

In the OpenGL ES 3.0 Programming Guide, Second Edition, the authors cover the entire API and Shading Language. They carefully introduce OpenGL ES 3.0 features such as shadow mapping, instancing, multiple render targets, uniform buffer objects, texture compression, program binaries, and transform feedback.
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Cesium now has full support for glTF models

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Cesium has introduced full support for glTF models. A demo with example aircraft, ground vehicle, and character models is available. There is also a tutorial on how to use the Cesium API for glTF, and a tool to convert COLLADA to glTF (based on COLLADA2GLTF).
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Intel Announces the Intel SDK for OpenCL Applications 2014 Beta

Intel SDK for OpenCL Applications 2014 Beta brings new capabilities and a comprehensive development platform for OpenCL APIs. Now developers can take advantage of the powerful combination of OpenCL, Intel Iris Graphics, and Intel HD Graphics to innovate and accelerate time to market. This new Beta extends the OpenCL support for Windows to include Android support. Also included is the new Code Builder, an integrated tool providing design, build, debug, and analysis capabilities within Microsoft Visual Studio and Eclipse IDEs with new features like API Debugging, kernel analyzing, and remote development on Intel Atom processors (codename Bay Trail) with Android.
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drawElements Quality Program Introduces OpenGL ES 3.1 Support

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DrawElements has released the new test module for OpenGL ES 3.1. It offers functional tests for many of the critical OpenGL ES 3.1 features. The coverage of the module will increase rapidly with more tests and additional test types, such as performance tests, after the initial release.
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Khronos Releases EGL 1.5 Specification

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The Khronos Group today announced the ratification and release of the EGL 1.5 specification. EGL is an open, royalty-free standard that defines a portable interface to underlying operating system and display platforms to handle graphics context management, surface and buffer binding, and rendering synchronization. EGL also provides interop capability to enable efficient transfer of data and events between Khronos APIs. The new EGL 1.5 specification incorporates functionality for enhanced rendering flexibility and security, improved interop between OpenGL or OpenGL ES and OpenCL for mixed compute and rendering acceleration, and standardized support for multiple common operating systems including Android and 64-bit platforms.
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SPEC ACCEL V1.0 uses OpenCL and OpenACC

SPEC ACCEL tests performance with a suite of computationally intensive parallel applications running under the OpenCL and OpenACC APIs. SPEC ACCEL comprises 19 OpenCL application benchmarks.
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Israel 5th Machine Vision Conference takes place this Tuesday, April 1st

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The image processing, video and computer vision communities in Israel are world class leaders in the field, with large and dynamic presence in both industry and academia. The IMVC conference is a unique opportunity for companies from diverse industrial fields to meet with research groups of academic institutions heading machine vision research in Israel. The conference serve as a venue for academic researchers, algorithm experts and engineers, product managers, and system managers from companies in various segments of the industry (medical, military, security, etc.) to gain exposure, exchange ideas and foster collaboration. Material regarding the newly formed Israel Chapter will be handed at the conference. The Israel Chapter is a great opportunity to meet and share information regarding Khronos APIs: OpenGL, OpenCL, OpenVX, OpenMax, etc.
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Vivante GC7000 GPUs Deliver Desktop-Class Graphics to Mobile Devices with OpenGL ES 3.1

Vivante Corporation announced multiple silicon partner integrations of its GC7000 Series GPU IP into SoCs targeting wearables, mobile, automotive, and 4K TV products. GC7000 will support the newly released OpenGL ES 3.1 API and hardware TS/GS/CS (tessellation / geometry / compute shader) extensions for Android. Integrated TS/GS/CS support puts the most advanced desktop 3D features in your hand bringing 4K rendering to the next level by adding even more stunning, fine-grained 3D detail and realism to game play, while lowering power and memory bandwidth.
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