“We recently had the opportunity to speak with Neil Trevett, who fills positions as both the Khronos Group’s President and Nvidia’s VP of Embedded Content. Consumers might not hear the Khronos name too often, but the organization is responsible for setting and updating a number of key standards: among them OpenGL, OpenGL ES, and most recently, OpenCL.
It was that last standard we wanted to talk about. In December, Khronos completed the first version of OpenCL, and all major players in the graphics market-Intel, Nvidia, and AMD ratified it.”
Here is some more Tech News from around the web:
- Winbond set to exit standard DRAM business, to add GDDR line @ DigiTimes
- Intel sneaks out four Xeons @ SemiAccurate
- Are ATI and Nvidia Ready for Windows 7? @ ExtremeTech
- KDE 4.3 is released @ The Inquirer
- Next gen PCI standard delayed @ The Inquirer
- Rugged Gear and Technology @ Digital Trends
- Driverheaven Nvidia Mobility Modder Released V126.96.36.199 @ DriverHeaven
- Tech Tip: Remove notification bar in AVG 8.5 @ TechSpot
- OverclockersHQ Spam-nation Reader Appreciation Contest @ OverclockersHQ
- Win an Asus GTX260 Matrix Graphics card @ Driverheaven
Source: The Tech Report
The Tech Report has linked to the first official version of OpenCL, the programming API that promises to run on just about any modern processor, be it CPU, GPU or DSPs. It is open source and royalty-free and with AMD already fully on board and nVIDIA designing CUDA to play nicely with OpenCL you are likely to see a lot of new programs utilizing it. The GPGPU may become much more of a reality once this standard spreads to those programming for AMD and nVIDIA GPUs. Get on board before the discussion leaves you behind.