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Khronie Award Winners!

Ronan Gets a KhronieDuring the Face-to-Face Meeting in New Orleans, Khronos recognized key individuals for their significant contributions in advancing the work in Khronos’ various Working Groups:
  • Jeff Gilbert (Mozilla) – countless improvements to the WebGL API and ecosystem
  • Ronan Keryell (Xilinx) – tireless contributions as the SYCL Editor
  • Emily Stearns (Khronos) – improving the efficiency and effectiveness of Khronos operations
In addition, Khronos presented a very special award to Karolina, Johannes van Waveren's widow, in recognition for JP’s immense contributions to Khronos and specifically, OpenXR. After being diagnosed with cancer, he spent the last months of his life (among other things) authoring a proposal for OpenXR, which became the starting point for our standardization effort. All his friends at Khronos miss him and we proudly honor his legacy.


Embedded Vision Alliance Annual Survey

Attention, please take the time and fill out this year's Embedded Vision Alliance Survey.

The Embedded Vision Alliance is conducting their annual survey to understand what types of technologies are needed by product developers who are incorporating computer vision in new systems and applications.

This is the sixth year conducting this survey and they want our input to help guide the focus of technology suppliers in the coming years. It typically takes take less than 15 minutes to complete.

Embedded Vision Alliance Annual Survey

To see the results from last year's survey, click here.

KHRONOS BLOG                              

KSCAF Provides a Summary of the AutoSens Presentation, Open Standards for Deep Learning Automotive Solutions. Read more...

Simply Augmented Joins Khronos to Help Bring 3D and Augmented Reality (AR) to E-commerce. Read more...


RECENT NEWS                                

MoltenVK Continues Improving the Vulkan Experience on macOS/iOS

A new release of MoltenVK is now available that is updated against Vulkan 1.1.121 for allowing much of this graphics/compute API to function under Apple's macOS and iOS platforms. Read more...

Intel Graphics - Windows 10 DCH Driver adds Vulkan extensions

Intel LogoWith the release of the Intel® Graphics - Windows® 10 DCH Drivers, there is more efficient content protection, extensions for SPIR-V & Vulkan, and OpenCL optimizations. Download now...

Video: Can We Have Both Safety and Performance in AI for Autonomous Vehicles?

Codeplay LogoWatch Andrew Richards, CEO and Co-founder of Codeplay Software, give a tutorial at the May 2019 Embedded Vision Summit. Watch here...

HIPCL: From CUDA to OpenCL Execution

IEEE Computer Society LogoDuring the development of HIPCL, CPC aimed to identify features lacking in OpenCL and other challenges when transitioning from CUDA applications to OpenCL-supported platforms. Read more...

NVIDIA announces Nsight Systems 2019.5 with Vulkan improvement

This new release aims to refine the user experience with CLI sessions for simultaneous usage of more commands, improved GUI timeline zooming levels of detail, enhanced Vulkan API coloring, and Linux GPU context switch trace. Read more...

Alternatives to C++ Function Pointers in SYCL using Function Objects

Codeplay LogoAlthough function pointers are a legacy C/C++ approach, the main benefit is fairly obvious; they provide a straightforward mechanism for choosing a function to execute at run-time. Learn how you can enable this functionality using Function Objects in SYCL. Read more...

Nouveau Finally Lands SPIR-V Support as Part Of OpenCL Push

OpenCL LogoRed Hat's effort on improving Nouveau's OpenCL compute support that involves adding NIR/SPIR-V support and improvements to the Clover Gallium3D state tracker has been merged in Mesa 19.3. Read more...

Vulkan release 1.1.123 with two new extensions

Vulkan LogoWith the release of 1.1.123, Vulkan released two new extensions and other fixes. The two new extensions are:
  • VK_KHR_shader_subgroup_extended_types
  • VK_GOOGLE_user_type
View the Change Log

Why Unified Programming is the Future of Application Development

Intel LogooneAPI, announced at Intel Architecture Day in December 2018, aims to revolutionize application development through a unified, open development model to simplify programming across processors.  Read more...

LLVM/Clang Releases 9.0, Adds Experimental Support of C++ for OpenCL

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Since C++ features are to be used on top of OpenCL C functionality, all existing restrictions from OpenCL C v2.0 will inherently apply. All OpenCL C builtin types and function libraries are supported and can be used in this mode. Read more...

Intel SYCL Compiler + Runtimes 2019-09 Released

Intel LogoMoving towards their oneAPI beta release next quarter, the Intel developers are as busy as ever advancing their LLVM-based SYCL compiler and run-times for Windows and Linux. Read more...

For the latest Khronos news, visit the news archives


Webinar: Enterprise AR Interoperability and Standards

October 9, 2019
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM PDT

AREA LogoJoin this free panel discussion as they discuss:
  • What are the incentives for AR technology providers to develop open and interoperable AR products, services and solutions?
  • Why are there so many standards, which are the most important and how does one to choose/support specific standards?
  • How have standards been adopted in other industries that can serve as models for enterprise AR?
Register here

Khronos is a Sponsor of ISMAR 2019

October 14-18, 2019
Beijing Friendship Hotel 

Beijing, CHN

ISMAR LogoEvery year exciting new trends are seeded at the IEEE ISMAR, from Depth Reconstruction work to AR Visualization with Light Field glasses. Technologies like Single Camera SLAM, PTAM, and Kinect Fusion were first introduced at ISMAR.

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Khronos is Sponsoring xRS Week

October 16-18, 2019
Hotel Kabuki

San Francisco, CA

xRS WeekThe Khronos Group is a sponsor of xRS Week, an event focused on virtual and augmented reality market intelligence.

Engage new ideas and challenge your thinking with the top minds in virtual and augmented reality in the following areas:
  • Technology & Strategy
  • The Experiential Enterprise
  • xR in Healthcare
  • Media & Entertainment and Disruptive Innovation

See more details

Khronos Sessions at LLVM Developers Meeting

October 22-23, 2019
San Jose Convention Center

San Jose, CA

LLVM Compiler Infrastructure BannerKhronos is a sponsor of LLVM.

Khronos-related sessions:
  • From C++ for OpenCL to C++ for accelerator devices
  • Handling 1000s of OpenCL builtin functions in Clang
See more details

Khronos Sponsors Linley Fall Processor Conference 

October 23-24, 2019
Hyatt Regency

Santa Clara, CA

Linley Group LogoThis conference features technical presentations addressing processors and IP cores for AI applications, embedded, data center, and communications. Featured will be an AI-focused keynote from Facebook.

Check out the Khronos-related session, Using Industry-Standard Technique to Accelerate AI Software here, and read the white paper, Accelerating AI Performance in an Open Software Ecosystem.

Khronos is Presenting at Embedded Vision Europe

October 24-25, 2019
ICS International Conference Center

Stuttgart, DE

Embedded Vision Europe LogoDon't miss Khronos President, Neil Trevett's, “APIs for Accelerating Vision an Inferencing: An Overview of Options and Trade-offs” on October 24 at 3:45pm CEST. 

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Khronos Sponsors FOSS XR Conference

October 26, 2019
De Balie
Amsterdam, NL

FOSS XR LogoThis conference is for everyone interested in VR/AR/MR and free software. With many projects like Monado, OpenHMD, libsurvive, relativ and others working on freely available drivers and hardware, FOSS applications and software working on free driver and API integration, universities and commercial companies embracing the power of Open Source, the FOSS XR Conference is there to bring the community together and give a podium to the future of XR.

Tickets are limited. Register here

Khronos-related Sessions at Samsung Developer's Conference

October 29-30, 2019
San Jose Convention Center
San Jose, CA

SDC LogoKhronos-related sessions include a Vulkan session on mobile game optimization techniques, Galaxy GameDev, and a Code Lab. 

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Khronos is Sponsoring and Speaking at Reboot Develop Red

October 30 - November 1, 2019
Fairmont Banff Springs
Banff, Canada

Reboot Develop Red LogoKhronos is sponsoring a technical track and will have four great talks covering such Vulkan topics as: Vulkan in World War Z, real-time ray tracing, optimizing Roblox with Vulkan, and bringing Call of Duty to Android using Vulkan! Be sure to visit our event website to learn more.

Event details

Khronos member, KDAB, is Presenting at Qt World Summit

November 4-6, 2019
bcc Berlin Congress Center
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Berlin, DE

Don't miss "Modern OpenGL: Advanced Pipeline and Performance," presentation by Khronos member, KDAB, on November 4.

Event details

Khronos at IFC Summit

November 5-6, 2019
The Computer History Museum
Mountain View, CA

IFC LogoKhronos is sponsoring and presenting at the International Future Computing Summit. Computing is heading towards an era of any place, any time, and any device user experiences that are delivered through write-once, reach-many content and applications across all platforms.  The journey to this future is the Client-to-Cloud Revolution. This revolution will be discussed through the eyes of technology, content, tools, and applications.

Khronos President, Neil Trevett, will be presenting.

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Khronos at SIGGRAPH Asia

November 17-20, 2019
Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC)
Brisbane, AU

SIGGRAPH Asia LogoKhronos will be well represented at this event.  There will be sessions on WebGL, OpenGL, Vulkan, and the Khronos ecosystem. 

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Khronos Participation at SC19

November 17-20, 2019
Colorado Convention Center
Denver, CO

Supercomputing LogoKhronos-related sessions:
  • Khronos SYCL Heterogeneous C++ Status and Directions (Birds of a Feather)
  • Fifth International Workshop on Heterogeneous High-Performance Reconfigurable Computing (Workshop)

See more details

Member Meetings          

F2F Barcelona 2020

Khronos BarcelonaFebruary 3-7
Barcelona, Spain

Save the date now for our next face-to-face meeting in Barcelona, Spain.

Sponsorships are available! Please contact us for more information.

Additional upcoming F2F meetings:
  • F2F Phoenix Meeting - May 4-8, 2020
  • Announcing: F2F Osaka Meeting - September 19-25, 2020
For more upcoming meeting details, please visit the Upcoming Face-to-Face Events Page.


What's New with 3D Assets

October 9, 2019
Cambridge Innovation Center
Cambridge, MA

Khronos Munich Meetup
October 11, 2019
Munich, DE

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