Standards News Archives
HIPCL Lets CUDA Run On OpenCL+SPIR-V

Based off AMD's GPUOpen HIP as part of their ROCm stack, researchers at Tampere University in Finland have created HIPCL as leveraging HIP as well as POCL for routing CUDA codes to run on any hardware supporting OpenCL+SPIR-V.

17 September 2019 - HIPCL - 9 Comments
USB 4.0 "USB4" Specification Published

As expected after Intel provided Thunderbolt 3 to the USB Promoter Group royalty-free earlier this year, the USB 4.0 "USB4" specification was published today and indeed based on the Thunderbolt protocol specification.

3 September 2019 - USB 4.0 Published - 54 Comments
Khronos Officially Releases OpenXR 1.0

Back during the Game Developers Conference was the release of the OpenXR provisional specification by The Khronos Group while today for SIGGRAPH they have formally announced OpenXR 1.0.

29 July 2019 - OpenXR 1.0 - 41 Comments
OpenXR 0.90 Released For AR/VR Standard - Monado Is An Open-Source Implementation

Last year we were expecting The Khronos Group to introduce OpenXR 1.0 for this standard to address fragmentation and provide interoperability in the VR space followed by AR. That debut last year didn't happen although they did show off the first demonstration at SIGGRAPH. This week though at GDC they are announcing the OpenXR 0.90 provisional specification release.

18 March 2019 - OpenXR 0.90 - 9 Comments
Coroutines & Modules Added For C++20

The ISO C++ committee has wrapped up its winter meeting in Hawaii that also served as the last meeting for approving new features for the upcoming C++20 revision to the C++ programming language.

23 February 2019 - New Language Features - 45 Comments
OpenCL 2.2-10 Released With Fixes

While "OpenCL-Next" will hopefully be on track for releasing later this year as the next big update to OpenCL, OpenCL 2.2-10 was released today by The Khronos Group as the latest maintenance update to the nearly two year old OpenCL 2.2 specification.

19 February 2019 - OpenCL 2.2-10 - 11 Comments
Khronos Gears Up For A Busy GDC 2019 With Vulkan, OpenXR

There still is two months to go until the annual Game Developers Conference kicks off in San Francisco while on Wednesday, The Khronos Group published their initial sessions for their developer day during the highly anticipated event.

24 January 2019 - Khronos + GDC 19 - 14 Comments
PortableCL Continues Marching Towards The POCL 1.3 Release

When it comes to being able to run OpenCL kernels on CPUs, the main option at this point for Linux systems is POCL as the Portable Computing Language. While POCL 1.2 was released just this past September, we're still very much looking forward to the upcoming POCL 1.3 release with more improvements for this portable OpenCL 1.2~2.0 implementation.

20 January 2019 - Portable Computing Language - Add A Comment
Khronos Exploring New Industry Standard For Heterogeneous Communications

From VR to autonomous vehicles to edge computing, The Khronos Group continues working on new industry standards for today's expanding compute landscape. Today the organization announced they are soliciting industry feedback and creating an exploratory group for a new, open industry standard around High Performance Embedded Computing (HPEC).

16 January 2019 - High Performance Embedded Computing - 3 Comments
The Linux Kernel's Speck Death Sentence Finally Being Carried Out

Earlier this year the Speck encryption algorithm was added to the Linux kernel as at the time Google intended to use it for EXT4/fscrypt file-system encryption with low-end Android devices. But Speck with all its controversy due to being developed by the US National Security Agency (NSA) led to immediate backlash. The removal of Speck from the Linux kernel tree is finally happening.

23 October 2018 - NSA Crypto - 17 Comments
CLVK Is Piping OpenCL On Top Of Vulkan

The concept has been talked about before and there has been some previous work in this direction while "CLVK" is a newly-established effort for getting OpenCL running on top of Vulkan drivers.

23 September 2018 - CLVK - 11 Comments

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