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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

One Week To SIGGRAPH OpenGL Announcements

There's just over one week to go until SIGGRAPH Los Angeles 2012 begins. Aside from Valve presenting Left 4 Dead 2 on Linux and talking how they took the Source Engine on Linux with an OpenGL renderer from a mere six FPS to over 300 FPS, there's other interesting talks and announcements coming from the California event.
29 July 2012 - News

Khronos Releases OpenCL 1.2 Specification

On the day that AMD finally integrates OpenCL support into their Catalyst Linux driver package, the Khronos Group announces the release of the OpenCL 1.2 specification. There's more good stuff for this cross-platform cross-device computing language.
15 November 2011 - Public Spec - 3 Comments

OpenGL 4.2 Specification Published With GLSL 4.20

The good news: Khronos has published version 4.2 of the OpenGL specification in conjunction with the GL Shading Language version 4.20 specification. The bad news? The open-source Linux graphics drivers are falling hopelessly behind in keeping up-to-date with the latest upstream OpenGL releases and what is supported by the proprietary drivers and those for other operating systems.
8 August 2011 - Already - 26 Comments

WebCL: OpenCL For The Browser

First there was WebGL to bring OpenGL to the web-browser, and now there's WebCL to do the same for bringing OpenCL to the web. The Khronos Group is getting ready WebCL, to bring OpenCL to modern web browsers with JavaScript support. Early WebCL support is already available for the WebKit rendering engine.
5 July 2011 - OpenCL On The Internet - 20 Comments

OpenWF Working Group Offers Hand To Wayland

While not a huge item as no work has yet been rendered, the Khronos Working Group responsible for the OpenWF standard have offered their support to the Wayland Display Server project.
4 May 2011 - Khronos - 15 Comments

Khronos Puts Out The Final WebGL 1.0 Specification

From the Game Developers' Conference happening this week in San Francisco, the Khronos Group has announced the release of the official WebGL 1.0 specification. This is the OpenGL ES derived specification designed for providing hardware graphics acceleration within HTML5 modern web-browsers.
4 March 2011 - OpenGL ES For The Web - 10 Comments

OpenCL 1.1 Specification Released

The OpenCL 1.0 specification was released a year and a half ago, but now it has been superseded by the OpenCL 1.1 specification.
15 June 2010 - Khronos Continues Work - 45 Comments

Khronos Releases OpenGL 3.3 & OpenGL 4.0

The Khronos Group has been updating the OpenGL 3.x spec about every six months and with OpenGL 3.2 having been released last August, we expected OpenGL 3.3 would be announced soon and figured it may come this week during the Game Developers' Conference in San Francisco. Well, it did. Not only did Khronos releases the OpenGL 3.3 specification, but they have also went ahead and already released OpenGL 4.0!
11 March 2010 - Wow, Oh Wow - 46 Comments

Khronos Launches Mobile Windowing System API

In the past year the Khronos Group unveiled the OpenCL 1.0 specification, the launch of OpenGL 3.1 / GLSL 1.40, OpenSL ES 1.0 as a new standardized audio API, and then most recently was the OpenGL 3.2 update. Today though the Khronos Group is pushing forward another standardized API that they hope to reach industry acceptance on and that is for windowing systems. OpenWF 1.0 was announced this morning and as it is described as "an operating system-independent and hardware-neutral foundation for building windowing systems and providing display control functionality in accelerated mobile and embedded devices."
9 November 2009 - OpenWF 1.0 Is The Name - 3 Comments

OpenGL 3.2 Specification Officially Released

Last month when NVIDIA had published their first official 190.xx driver beta, it was discovered that there was early OpenGL 3.2 support. There was no OpenGL 3.2 specification out in the hands of public developers, but with NVIDIA working closely with the Khronos Group, it wasn't too surprising. They had also released another OpenGL 3.2 driver update and we suspected that OpenGL 3.2 would be officially unveiled at the SIGGRAPH conference. This graphics industry conference started today in New Orleans, and sure enough, OpenGL 3.2 is now out!
3 August 2009 - Hello OpenGL 3.2! - 30 Comments

OpenGL 3.1 Released Plus New Audio Standard

Nine months ago the Khronos Group released the specification to OpenGL 3.0. OpenGL 3.0 brought version 1.30 of the GL Shading Language, the introduction of Vertex Array Objects, texture arrays, more flexible frame-buffer objects, and a number of other graphical features. What OpenGL 3.0 didn't bring was a major API revision that many developers had expected, and it was also arrived many months late. Today though, Khronos has announced OpenGL 3.1.
24 March 2009 - A New OpenGL Update - 27 Comments

OpenCL 1.0 Specification Released!

Khronos Group has today announced the ratification of the OpenCL 1.0 specification! The 1.0 specification of the Open Computing Language is backed by Apple, AMD, NVIDIA, Intel, and other industry leaders as a new open standard to exploit graphics processors for general-purpose computational needs.
8 December 2008 - Hoorah, OpenCL Is Here - 14 Comments

OpenGL 3.0 Announced, Expected Soon

This past week at Siggraph 2007 the Khronos Group had announced OpenGL 3.0, which was previously known as OpenGL Longs Peak. The OpenGL 3.0 specification should be finalized by the end of August and may become publicly available in late September. Accompanying OpenGL 3.0 will be changes to the OpenGL Shading Language. The Khronos OpenGL 3.0 slides from Siggraph can be viewed at this website.
12 August 2007 - 16 Comments

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