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OpenCL 1.1 Turns Five, Open-Source CL Adoption Still Disappointing

This week marked five years since the release of OpenCL 1.1. While much time has passed, the open-source OpenCL drivers and free software adoption of the Open Computing Language remains arguably poor.
21 June 2015 - OpenCL Adoption?

ECMAScript 6 Approved As New JS Standard

ECMAScript 6 (ECMAScript 2015) has been approved at this week's ECMA General Assembly meeting for becoming the latest standard edition of JavaScript.
18 June 2015 - ECMAScript 6

Khronos Is Working On An OpenGL Transmission Format

One of the new standards being brewed by The Khronos Group is an OpenGL Transmission Format, glTF.
15 June 2015 - OpenGL glTF

OpenCV 3.0 Released: The Most Functional & Fastest Yet

Version 3.0 of the Open Computer Vision library is now available. The release announcement reads, "With a great pleasure and great relief OpenCV team finally announces OpenCV 3.0 gold release, the most functional and the fastest OpenCV ever. And yet it’s very stable too – all the thousands of tests that we created during the project + many new tests pass successfully on Windows, Linux and Mac, x64 and ARM."
4 June 2015 - OpenCV 3.0

Khronos Group Releases Final SYCL 1.2 Specification

The Khronos Group today announced the official release of the SYCL 1.2 specification. SYCL is the Khronos Group's single-source heterogeneous programming language that serves as an abstraction layer for utilizing OpenCL while writing standard C++ code.
11 May 2015 - SYCL 1.2

Many OpenGL ES 3.1 Commits Land In Mesa

While OpenGL 4.0+ support continues to be tackled for Mesa, finishing up OpenGL ES 3.1 support within Mesa seems to be a pressing priority for Intel.
4 May 2015 - OpenGL ES 3.1 - 8 Comments

Khronos Group Publishes SPIR-V Revision 30

The Khronos Group has published the 30th revision of SPIR-V, the intermediate representation at the heart of the new Vulkan graphics API and OpenCL 2.1 compute API.
13 April 2015 - SPIR-V r30 - 5 Comments

More SPIR-V & Vulkan Details Might Be Revealed Next Week

There's hope that next week we might learn some new details about SPIR-V and Vulkan than what already has been made public over the past month.
7 April 2015 - SPIR-V + Vulkan - 2 Comments

The Vulkan & SPIR-V Presentations From NVIDIA GTC 2015

The Vulkan, SPIR-V, and OpenCL 2.1 slides from last week's GPU Tech Conference are now online.
26 March 2015 - Khronos Updates @ GTC - 29 Comments

POCL 0.11 Adds New Portable Computing Language Features

Version 0.11 of POCL -- originally known as Portable OpenCL and since renamed to the Portable Computing Language -- is now available for running OpenCL on the CPU in an open-source environment.
16 March 2015 - Android, MIPS & More

HHVM Continues Beating PHP At Its Own Game

Given this week's release of HHVM 3.6 I decided to run some new performance comparison tests of PHP vs. HHVM.
13 March 2015 - PHP vs. HHVM - 22 Comments

Khronos Group Posts Their Vulkan + SPIR-V Q&A

Beyond posting their OpenCL 2.1 technical overview session to YouTube, the Khronos Group has now uploaded their Vulkan and SPIR-V question and answer session too for those wishing to learn more about this new graphics API and graphics/compute intermediate representation.
12 March 2015 - SPIR-V + VULKAN - 13 Comments

Learning About OpenCL 2.1 With The Khronos Group's Technical Overview

For those wishing to learn more about the OpenCL 2.1 specification unveiled last week by The Khronos Group at GDC15 alongside Vulkan and SPIR-V, their presentation is now public.
12 March 2015 - OpenCL 2.1 - 3 Comments

OpenGL 4.0 Turns Five Years Old, Mesa Still Doesn't Fully Support It

Time sure seems to fly by: OpenGL 4.0 turned five years old today. The sad part is that Mesa still doesn't fully implement the GL 4.0 specification.
11 March 2015 - OpenGL 4 - 76 Comments

The Khronos Group's Vulkan, SPIR-V & OpenCL 2.1 Presentations

For those wishing to learn more about The Khronos Group's work on Vulkan, SPIR-V, and OpenCL 2.1, their presentations and videos are now available.
5 March 2015 - Khronos - 55 Comments

GLAVE: A Debug Tool For The New Vulkan Graphics API

GLAVE is a debug tool that LunarG has been working on to help in debugging the new Vulkan API.
5 March 2015 - GLAVE Debugging - 5 Comments

A Provisional Specification To SPIR-V

In continuation to the article this morning on Khronos announcing OpenCL 2.1, the Vulkan graphics API, and SPIR-V, a provisional specification on SPIR-V is now available for interested developers.
3 March 2015 - SPIR-V - 5 Comments

Confirmed: Vulkan Is The Next-Gen Graphics API

As a follow-up to last week's "Vulkan" trademark by the Khronos Group and mulling it over this weekend, I've now been able to confirm with two independent entities that Vulkan is indeed the next-gen graphics API designed as the successor to OpenGL for high performance 2D/3D graphics.
2 March 2015 - Vulkan API - 46 Comments

Not Everyone Likes The Possible "VULKAN" Name For Next-Gen OpenGL

I'm still working on any sort of possible confirmation from the Khronos Group and other OpenGL stakeholders whether Vulkan is the name of the next-generation OpenGL API, but alas, on the weekend and being just a few days before the announcement, nothing has been confirmed.
1 March 2015 - VULKAN - 60 Comments

The Khronos Group Filed A Trademark On "Vulkan" API

The Khronos Group filed a trademark request earlier this month with the USPTO over the name Vulkan as it pertains to drawing 2D/3D graphics... Vulkan might be the name of the next-generation OpenGL specification due to be announced next week.
28 February 2015 - Vulkan - 50 Comments

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