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Amazon EC2 Elastic GPUs support OpenGL

Nov 30, 2016

Amazon EC2 users will soon have the ability to add OpenGL acceleration to existing EC2 instance types.  Amazon-optimized OpenGL library will automatically detect and make use of Elastic GPUs. Amazon will start out with Windows support for OpenGL, and plan to add support for the Amazon Linux AMI and other versions of OpenGL after that.  The GPU added to the instance can have 1, 2, 4, or 8 gigabytes of video memory.  It’s becoming much easier to use OpenGL from GPUs in the cloud.

Tutorial: Getting started with Swift 3 and OpenGL on Linux and macOS with GLFW

Nov 22, 2016

A short tutorial about getting started with Swift 3 and OpenGL on Linux and macOS. To keep the code portable on both operating systems, GLFW is used to create a window with an OpenGL context.

globjects 1.0 released

Nov 21, 2016

CG Internals released globjects, a cross-platform, open source C++ library to ease the use of modern OpenGL. It facilitates a less cluttered and less error-prone use of the OpenGL API: e.g., it reduces the amount of OpenGL code required for rendering and facilitates coherent OpenGL use by means of a type-safe abstraction layer based on glbinding and GLM. Common rendering processes are automated and missing features of specific OpenGL drivers are partially simulated or emulated at run-time.

Android + OpenGL GitHub repository from Lighthouse3D

Nov 19, 2016

Lighthouse3D added a new repository on github for Android demos for OpenGL with Java and C++ (NDK). The first demo is OpenGLJava, an app including model loading in json format and rendering with textures.

ogldev: Introduction to Vulkan tutorial published

Nov 12, 2016

The 50th tutorial from ogldev is now available. This tutorial provides an introduction to Vulkan.

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