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Khronos announces OpenGL ES 3.1 Conformance Test

The Khronos OpenGL ES Working Group is pleased to announce the launch of the OpenGL ES 3.1 Adopter Program. The program gives participants access to the OpenGL ES 3.1 conformance test, and allows them to submit implementations for conformance certification. The OpenGL ES 3.1 conformance test builds on the latest version of the ES 3.0 test, which includes greatly enhanced shading language coverage contributed by drawElements Ltd. It adds eighteen new test categories covering the new features of ES 3.1, including compute shaders, image and buffer object load/store, atomic operations, and indirect drawing. In addition to the conformance test, the working group has released updated API and shading language specifications, containing many corrections and clarifications.

More information about the Adopter program can be found in the Adopters’ Agreement and the . The updated specifications are available in the Khronos OpenGL ES Registry.


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Khronos Group releases update to OpenVX 1.0 provisional specification

The Khronos Group has released an update to the OpenVX 1.0 provisional specification. The changes include a new object vx_array (a collection with random access by index), a major reorganization of the document structure and many bug fixes.
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Khronos Group releases the SPIR 2.0 provisional specification

The Khronos Group today announced the ratification and public release of the SPIR 2.0 provisional specification that provides a non-source encoding, and binary level portability, for OpenCL 2.0 device programs. SPIR (Standard Portable Intermediate Representation) is the industry's first open, cross-platform Intermediate Representation standard for portable heterogeneous parallel computing and is based on LLVM IR. SPIR enables developers to avoid exposing sensitive kernel source and enables a diversity of language front-ends to easily target OpenCL platforms and devices in addition to OpenCL C. Visit the SPIR specification in the OpenCL registry.
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Next Generation OpenGL Initiative - Call for Participation

Khronos announced a call for participation today in a project to define a future open standard for high-efficiency access to graphics and compute on modern GPUs. Key directions for the new ground-up design include explicit application control over GPU and CPU workloads for performance and predictability, a multithreading-friendly API with greatly reduced overhead, a common shader program intermediate language, and a strengthened ecosystem focus that includes rigorous conformance testing. Fast-paced work on detailed proposals and designs are already underway, and any company interested to participate is strongly encouraged to join Khronos for a voice and a vote in the development process. Complete information on joining the Khronos Group is available online.
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New from Khronos: OpenROAD - See the power of the Khronos ecosystem

Khronos OpenROAD is an animated video featuring all the royalty-free Khronos APIs working together in an open ecosystem. We started with an idea: a simple sketch of a sports car–and then show how Khronos APIs make it a reality. Our technology powers everything from the initial CAD design and simulation using OpenGL and OpenCL, to the in-car entertainment and communications using OpenSL ES, OpenMAX, and OpenVX, to its starring role in a mobile game using WebGL and WebCL.
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Ceemple now supports OpenCL

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Ceemple is an innovative solution enabling rapid development of C++ based technical and scientific computing applications. It features JIT compiler and pre-integrated libraries for maximum development productivity, combined with the performance and integration of standard C++. Ceemple now supports OpenCL targets with the bundled OpenCV computer vision library, for improved run-time performance.
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C framework for OpenCL cf4ocl 2.0 beta has been released

The C Framework for OpenCL, cf4ocl, is a cross-platform pure C99 object-oriented framework for developing and benchmarking OpenCL projects in C/C++. Cf4ocl underwent a complete rewrite, and now offers a cross-platform object-oriented framework for developing and benchmarking OpenCL projects in C and C++. Cf4ocl promotes the rapid development of OpenCL host programs, assisting in the benchmarking of OpenCL events, such as kernel execution and data transfers. The framework also provides utilities to simplify the analysis of the OpenCL environment and of kernel requirements.
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Khronos Finalizes and Releases OpenVX 1.0 Specification 
for Computer Vision Acceleration

The Khronos Group today announced the ratification and public release of the finalized OpenVX 1.0 specification, an open, royalty-free standard for cross platform acceleration of computer vision applications. OpenVX enables performance and power-optimized computer vision processing, especially important in embedded and real-time uses cases such as face, body and gesture tracking, smart video surveillance, advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), object and scene reconstruction, augmented reality, visual inspection, robotics and more. In addition to the OpenVX specification, Khronos has developed a full set of conformance tests and an Adopters Program, that enables implementers to test their implementations and use the OpenVX trademark if conformant. Khronos plans to ship an open source, fully-conformant CPU-based implementation of OpenVX 1.0 before the end of 2014. The full OpenVX 1.0 specification and details about the OpenVX Adopters Program are now available. The Khronos Group would like to hear what you think about this new Specification.
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Metaio CV Engine 6 uses OpenVX and OpenCL

Metaio CV Engine 6 uses OpenVX and OpenCL API standards for efficient computer vision acceleration.
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Browser game demonstrates the power of WebGL

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Urban Galaxy Online is a MMORPG built entirely on HTML5 technologies. Its graphics are powered by the WebGL renderer of the popular three.js engine. The game was built by a small team of 3 developers during the last 5 years, betting on WebGL while the standard was still shaping up and browser support was partial. Now the game is fully supported on all major desktop browsers, with experimental support for WebGL enabled mobile Chrome and mobile Safari.
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