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Khronos Posts Their GDC Slides

As some other interesting Game Developer's Conference slides, all of the Khronos Group content is now available.
21 March 2014 - Khronos

Facebook Introduces "Hack" Language, Based On PHP

Facebook has announced Hack, a new scripting language based primarily on PHP and powered by their HHVM interpreter.
20 March 2014 - Hack - 10 Comments

OpenGL 4.4 Update Released

Khronos is having another fun day at the Game Developer's Conference by releasing an update to the OpenGL 4.4 graphics API.
20 March 2014 - Khronos - 2 Comments

Khronos Works On SYCL For Pushing OpenCL In C++

Rounding out today's Khronos Group announcements of WebCL 1.0 and EGL 1.5 from the Game Developer's Conference is word of a new provisional specification for SYCL.
19 March 2014 - SYCL - 3 Comments

EGL 1.5 Released, Includes Wayland Platform Extensions

The latest industry standard unveiled today at the Game Developer's Conference in San Francisco is the EGL 1.5 specification from the Khronos Group.
19 March 2014 - EGL - 9 Comments

Khronos Officially Releases WebCL 1.0 For OpenCL On The Web

Almost three years after originally talking about WebCL, the Khronos Group has today finally come out with the ratified WebCL 1.0 specification for OpenCL compute support within the web browser.
19 March 2014 - WebCL - 11 Comments

Khronos Releases OpenGL ES 3.1

The Khronos Group has kicked off this week's Game Developers Conference by unveiling the OpenGL ES 3.1 specification for advancing the mobile-oriented 3D graphics API.
18 March 2014 - OpenGL ES 3.1 - 11 Comments

Python 3.4 Is Now Available With New Features

Python 3.4.0 is now available as the latest major update to the popular programming language.
17 March 2014 - Python 3.4 - 16 Comments

Intel, AMD, NVIDIA Working To Reduce OpenGL Overhead

Key OpenGL engineers from Intel, AMD, and NVIDIA will be presenting next month at the 2014 Game Developers Conference about reducing driver overhead with OpenGL.
26 February 2014 - OpenGL Overhead - 45 Comments

APITrace Moves Along With Its GL4, Direct3D Support

APITrace continues maturing nicely with its OpenGL/Direct3D debugger and tracing abilities for helping game developers and others in debugging/optimizing their graphics calls.
30 November 2013 - GL4 Tracing

Khronos Keeps Advancing, Pushing Its Standards

This week the Khronos Group finalized the OpenCL 2.0 specification and also published a preliminary specification to OpenVX 1.0, an API for computer vision acceleration. For those curious about the recent work done by the Khronos Group on these -- and many other -- industry standard APIs, there's some new slides out.
19 November 2013 - Open* APIs - 1 Comment

OpenVX 1.0: A Computer Vision Acceleration API

Besides the Khronos Group releasing the OpenCL 2.0 specification today at SC13 in Denver, half-way around the world today in Hong Kong the OpenVX 1.0 specification was presented at SIGGRAPH Asia. OpenVX is a new computer vision acceleration API for a new generation of libraries and applications.
18 November 2013 - Khronos OpenVX

Khronos Finalizes The OpenCL 2.0 Specification

The latest news from Supercomputing SC13 is word that the Khronos Group has finalized the OpenCL 2.0 specification for heterogeneous computing.
18 November 2013 - OpenCL 2.0 - 9 Comments

Early OpenCL 2.0 Specification Brings New Features

Besides publishing the OpenGL 4.4 specification today, the Khronos Group also published their provisional draft of the OpenCL 2.0 specification for GPGPU comptuing. OpenCL 2.0 brings several new compute-focused features over OpenCL 1.2.
22 July 2013 - OpenCL 2.0 - 12 Comments

Khronos Publishes OpenGL 4.4 Specification

Khronos unveiled today the OpenGL 4.4 specification as the latest industry-standard graphics API. OpenGL 4.4 delivers on buffer placement control, efficient asynchronous queries, shader variable layout, efficient multiple object binding, and a streamlined process for porting of Direct3D applications.
22 July 2013 - OpenGL 4.4 - 33 Comments

Khronos SPIR For OpenCL Brings Binary Compatibility

One of the latest initiatives out of the Khronos Group -- the industry consortium that leads various open industry standards like OpenGL, OpenCL, and WebGL -- is SPIR. The goal of Khronos SPIR is to provide a Standard Portable IR for the OpenCL kernel language.
12 September 2012 - Khronos Group - 4 Comments

Khronos: 20 Years Of OpenGL

Among the fun facts shared last week in celebrating the 20th birthday of OpenGL was that covering the OpenGL specification with all of its extensions is longer -- in terms of lines, words, and characters -- than the bible.
14 August 2012 - OpenGL - 3 Comments

Celebrating 20 Years Of OpenGL At SIGGRAPH 2012

SIGGRAPH 2012 in Los Angeles is in full swing this week and beyond the usual exciting announcements -- new OpenGL specifications and other Khronos announcements -- the 20th anniversary of OpenGL is being celebrated from this leading industry graphics conference.
8 August 2012 - 20 Years of OpenGL

OpenGL 4.3, OpenGL ES 3.0 Specifications Unveiled

Just as I reported last week would happen at SIGGRAPH and in late May first talked about OpenGL ES 3.0, today at the first day of SIGGRAPH LA 2012 the Khronos Group announced the release of the OpenGL 4.3 and OpenGL ES 3.0 graphics API specifications.
6 August 2012 - OpenGL - 46 Comments

Khronos ASTC: Royalty-Free Next-Gen Texture Compression

SIGGRAPH LA 2012 is this week and expected this morning marked the release of OpenGL 4.3 and OpenGL ES 3.0, as talked about on Phoronix previously plus their details and new features will be mentioned in posts on Phoronix in the next few minutes. There's also one pleasant and very welcome surprise from the Khronos Group this morning: ASTC. ASTC is a royalty-free next-generation texture compression specification. With a bit of luck, hopefully ASTC will finally kick the patent-laden S3TC out the door.
6 August 2012 - HELL YES! - 33 Comments

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