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Matt Scarpino
Software developer specializing in Vulkan, OpenCL, and high-performance computing
Software developer specializing in Vulkan, OpenCL, and high-performance computing

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I don't know if this is the right forum, but I'm getting an odd error when I try to run a simple Google VR app: "This Cardboard application is not compatible with Daydream headsets."

But there's nothing in the project that mentions Cardboard. Is there a setting that I need to change?

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Vulkan 1.0 Released
Today's the day. Khronos has released the Vulkan 1.0 specification and it can be downloaded from Vulkan's registry . There's a link for sample code, but there's nothing available at the moment.

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Vulkan Update
The Vulkan Working Group released an announcement stating that Vulkan will not be ready by the end of the year. However, they are "in the home stretch" and the toolset will be released soon. Google upgraded its membership in the Khronos Group. It would be g...

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SC15 Announcements
The Supercomputing 2015 (SC15) conference wrapped up last week, and there was no Vulkan release. But there were three noteworthy announcements: The OpenCL 2.1 spec is available and you can download the PDF here . It looks like the major change is that SPIR-...

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Fingers Crossed
Imagination Technologies released its second Vulkan webinar on 11/9 ( first and second ) and Steam released its Steam Machine on 11/10. It's probably just wishful thinking, but I hope these are tidings that Vulkan's release is imminent. There's another reas...

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Vulkan Links
Still no hard documentation, but here are two interesting articles written by developers who are already using the Vulkan API: Nermin Hajdarbegovic wrote a brief overview of the Vulkan API. Sascha Willems wrote an article on his experiences with the API.

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Vulkan News
The SIGGRAPH 2015 conference ended on 8/13, and like many, I was eager to hear about Vulkan, the upcoming replacement for OpenGL. Here's what we have: Steam and LunarG are working together to provide support tools for Vulkan. Their presentation is on YouTub...

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The AMD Compute Libraries (ACL)
AMD has released an open-source set of OpenCL libraries called the AMD Compute Libraries . This contains four libraries intended for the GPU: clBLAS - linear algebra functions clFFT - Fast Fourier Transform clSparse - Sparse matrix operations clRNG - Random...

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Free OpenCL Libraries
While reading through the Khronos site, I was surprised by how many OpenCL libraries are freely available for download. Here are three that look particularly interesting: clMath - includes OpenCL code for the FFT, BLAS operations, and random number generati...

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Intel and Altera, Again
After months of rumors, it's finally official. Intel has agreed to pay $16.7B to purchase Altera. This will make them a major force in the world of field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs). A handful of analysts have questioned this deal, stating that the FPG...
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