Vulkan-CPU Is Now Known As Kazan
Written by Michael Larabel in Vulkan on 6 September 2017 at 05:59 AM EDT. 7 Comments
The Vulkan-CPU project that was born this summer via Google Summer of Code for running Vulkan on the CPU as a software renderer has been named to Kazan.

Kazan is the project's new name for this in-progress Vulkan implementation on the CPU. Kazan is the Japanese word meaning "Volcano."

Kazan/Vulkan-CPU over the summer got initial SPIR-V to LLVM IR translation working and the start of their graphics pipeline. A lot of features still need to be implemented before Kazan will really become useful, but it's been off to a great start.

GSoC developer Jacob Lifshay plans to continue working on the project albeit with limited time during the school year. The code remains available via GitHub.
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