Khronos has released a new “Made with Vulkan” public repository to raise awareness of just how pervasive the Vulkan ecosystem is becoming. The tool is aimed at being transparent about what titles use Vulkan and to provide a tool to the community that is easy to search, filter, or group by title.
The new Vulkan SDK released by LunarG includes Vulkan Profiles Toolset, an improved validation layer performance for multi-threaded applications, and new extensions.
The benefits of using Vulkan are clear, more games arriving on more devices than ever before, increased frame rates, and Vulkan being the API of choice for new generation titles on Android. Vulkan is the only API that’s both cross-platform and open-source, so make the switch today and don’t leave performance on the table.
The 2021 Vulkan Ecosystem and SDK Survey results are in! Read the report and learn LunarG’s plan for the 2022 SDK and ecosystem improvements.
The Khronos Group released the Vulkan 1.3 specification today, incorporating and mandating proven, developer-requested extensions, as well as a public roadmap and profiles to strengthen the Vulkan Ecosystem and provide visibility into Vulkan’s future requirements for key markets. New extensions include dynamic rendering, an additional dynamic state, an improved synchronization API, and a range of other features. The Vulkan public roadmap aims to consolidate the support for selected extensions to provide a common functionality baseline in key markets to reduce feature fragmentation. The new Vulkan profile mechanism enables the precise specification and management of sets of API capabilities to streamline development and deployment or portable applications.
Vulkan 1.3 mandates widely supported features into the core standard; the Vulkan Roadmap provides visibility into Vulkan’s future requirements for key markets; Profiles streamline development and deployment of portable applications
LunarG has announced the release of new SDKs that support Vulkan header 1.2.189 and many new extensions. For additional details, read the release notes for Linux, Windows, or macOS.
The Vulkan Group announces a new extension VK_KHR_dynamic_rendering. This new extension allows developers to tell the API to start rendering with no render pass or framebuffer objects! Check out the full blog story for a detailed explanation.
Raspberry Pi, a UK-based charity that works to put the power of computing and digital making into the hands of people all over the world by enabling them to harness the power of computing and digital technologies for work, to solve problems that matter to them, and to express themselves creatively, announced they have reached Vulkan 1.1 conformance on their Raspberry Pi 4, Model B.
Following the release of OpenCL™ 3.0 in September 2020, The Khronos Group continues to expand and grow the ecosystem of this open, royalty-free standard for cross-platform, parallel programming of diverse accelerators found in supercomputers, cloud servers, personal computers, mobile devices, and embedded platforms.t The OpenCL Working Group is announcing new extensions for two key use cases: boosting neural network inferencing performance, and providing flexible and powerful interoperability with new-generation graphics APIs, including Vulkan.