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  • A High Performance, OpenCL-Based VP9 Encoder

    Ittiam has announced an OpenCL-based VP9 encoder for high performance, power efficient HD video encoding.

    Targeting mobile and consumer hardware where there may not be dedicated VP9 hardware, Ittiam has developed an OpenCL-based encoder that will work with the likes of ARM Mali graphics hardware. Obviously doing this encoding on the GPU in software is more efficient and performant than a CPU-based software encoder. The Samsung S6 was demonstrated with this OpenCL-based encoder for efficient VP9 usage.

  • What's new in Linux 4.4

    Plus: Apple says it's not creating software for users to switch to Android from iPhone, and Apple loses ground to Chromebooks in the education market

  • SGI to Build Supercomputer for Climate Research Center

    The "Cheyenne" system is based on SGI's ICE XA, the latest example of the growing demand for more supercomputing power by weather researchers.

    Supercomputer maker SGI will build the next generation system for the work being done by the National Center for Atmospheric Research regarding climate change and a range of other atmospheric issues.

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