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Topic: OpenCL

Intel working on OpenCL-capable Ivy Bridge chips bound for Apple's MacBook Air

09/16/2011, 01:09 am

Apple's MacBook Air may see an additional performance boost next year with Intel's next-generation Ivy Bridge processors, which, according to a new report, will add support for the OpenCL technology.

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Apple's iOS 4.3 beta suggests next-gen GPU for upcoming iPad, iPhone

01/14/2011, 05:01 pm

Evidence hinting that Apple is preparing to upgrade the graphics processor on its iOS devices to the OpenCL-capable PowerVR SGX543 from Imagination Technologies has been found in the iOS 4.3 beta.

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OpenGL 4.1 specification released and ready for use by Apple

07/26/2010, 03:07 pm

The Knronos Group released its latest OpenGL 4.1 specification today at the SIGGRAPH conference, introducing tighter integration with mobile OpenGL ES and OpenCL APIs and expanding its core capabilities to unlock graphics performance on both Macs and PCs and on iPhones and other mobile devices.

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Support for OpenGL 3.0 added in beta build of Mac OS X 10.6.3

01/12/2010, 09:01 am

An early beta of the latest maintenance and security update to Apple's Snow Leopard operating system has added significant support for the OpenGL 3.0 graphical application programming interface.

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Countering rumor says Apple and NVIDIA "doing just fine"

07/03/2009, 03:07 pm

Just as soon as one rumor has suggested trouble in the relationship between Apple and NVIDIA, a conflicting report now claims that the two are still on good terms.

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Apple sees brief iPhone 3GS shortages; NVIDIA intros CS4 plugins

06/29/2009, 06:06 pm

Apple nearly saw a repeat of last year's sellouts on the weekend with widespread, but brief, iPhone 3GS shortages at many of its US retail stores. Also, NVIDIA has launched plugins that let Macs with newer video cards dramatically speed up tasks in Adobe's Creative Suite 4.

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NVIDIA prepping GeForce GTX 285 for Mac Pro

04/29/2009, 06:04 pm

Owners of Apple's Mac Pro workstations will have a second, high-end home video card option within weeks, as NVIDIA is planning to release a version of its GeForce GTX 285 chipset specifically for Macs.

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New PowerVR chip may give Apple's future iPhone HD, OpenCL

01/09/2009, 10:01 pm

Hidden among the many announcements at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas is a new PowerVR mobile graphics chip that could power advanced 3D, HD video and even general computing on an eventual generation of iPhones.

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Future iPhones to wield OpenCL acceleration

12/20/2008, 11:12 am

Imagination Technologies has posted a series of job openings for OpenCL engineers, indicating that the open, general purpose GPU parallelism technology Apple spearheaded for use in Mac OS X Snow Leopard is destined to also play a significant role in boosting embedded graphics and video acceleration on the company's future handheld products.

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Apple to showcase Snow Leopard at Macworld - report

12/18/2008, 01:12 pm

Apple marketing chief Phil Schiller will use a portion of his keynote address at next month's Macworld Expo to show off a more refined version of the company's upcoming Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard operating system, according to UK's Guardian.

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Apple finally outed as mysterious PowerVR licensee

12/18/2008, 08:12 am

New evidence that Apple is the mysterious licensee of Imagination Technologies Group's PowerVR mobile graphics technology broke today, when the company publicly announced that Apple has subscribed to 8 million new shares of IMG, giving the iPhone maker a 3% stake in the firm. A press release also revealed Apple to be a licensee of Imagination's technology.

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OpenCL and OpenGL take on DirectX

12/16/2008, 08:12 am

The broad industry support Apple is building around OpenCL will help increase the critical mass behind OpenGL, the 2D and 3D graphics language Apple uses extensively in Mac OS X.

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OpenCL ties Apple to NVIDIA

12/15/2008, 09:12 am

Apple's push to accelerate Mac performance in innovative ways is likely to bind the company even closer to NVIDIA's GPUs, which already support the OpenCL technology Apple will be releasing in Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard.

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NVIDIA pioneering OpenCL support on top of CUDA

12/10/2008, 08:12 am

NVIDIA, Apple's new MacBook chipset partner, is working hard to provide seamless support for OpenCL, the cross platform API Apple developed for Snow Leopard to create a vendor neutral, open specification for parallel programming across any compliant GPU.

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Apple's OpenCL standard near complete in just six months

11/19/2008, 06:11 pm

Apple has reportedly set an industry record by moving its OpenCL parallel computing standard from its beginnings to imminent approval in half a year, paving the way for its inclusion in Mac OS X Snow Leopard.

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NVIDIA platform claimed likely for new MacBook line

10/10/2008, 08:10 pm

Stoking the fires just days before Apple revamps its portable line, the origin of a previous claim now believes NVIDIA's mainboard and discrete chipsets will form the backbone of the MacBook range update.

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Apple to unleash first builds of Snow Leopard since WWDC

09/30/2008, 07:09 pm

Apple is quietly preparing to equip some of its developers with the first pre-release copies of Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard since an inaugural build was issued to attendees during its annual developers conference in June, AppleInsider has learned.

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Could NVIDIA chipsets replace those from Intel in next-gen Macs?

07/30/2008, 08:07 pm

One high-tech journalist is making a compelling argument for why chipsets from graphics chip designer NVIDIA stand the most likely chance to replace those from Intel in Apple's next-generation Macintosh computers.

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Apple mulls GPGPU and iChat; UK stores without contract iPhone?

06/20/2008, 06:06 pm

Apple has potentially tipped its hand through a job posting and revealed iChat as the first known app to use OpenCL with new video cards. Also, British Apple stores may be forced to sell iPhone 3G as prepay-only due to their current sales methods.

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Apple proposes OpenCL as high-speed computing standard

06/17/2008, 07:06 pm

Apple has signed on to an industry-wide alliance that will see many companies, including some of the Mac maker's processor and video card suppliers, work together to develop an open format for accelerating specialized computing.

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