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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?
18 June 2015 - ECMAScript 6
One of the new standards being brewed by The Khronos Group is an OpenGL Transmission Format, glTF.
15 June 2015 - OpenGL glTF
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
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
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
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
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, and OpenCL 2.1 slides from last week's GPU Tech Conference are now online.
26 March 2015 - Khronos Updates @ GTC - 29 Comments
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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 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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