News from the Khronos Group

>> Tuesday, August 9, 2011

SIGGRAPH 2011 is taking place in Vancouver, and the Khronos Group has made two interesting announcements:

  • OpenGL 4.2 has been released along with GLSL 4.20.6. The new standard supports atomic operations and read/write operations on textures. It looks like the difference in capability between OpenCL kernels and OpenGL shaders is narrowing.
  • The Khronos Group is seeking corporate participation with regard to the WebCL and StreamInput standards. The more I read about StreamInput, the more interesting it seems. I'd love to sit in on the standard deliberation process, but I don't think I'd have anything productive to contribute.


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