SIGGRAPH – Anaheim, CA – The Khronos™ Group today announced the immediate release of the OpenGL® 4.4 specification,bringing the very latest graphics functionality to the most advanced and widely adopted cross-platform 2D and 3D graphics API (application programming interface). OpenGL 4.4 unlocks capabilities of today’s leading-edge graphics hardware while maintaining full backwards compatibility, enabling applications to incrementally use new features while portably accessing state-of-the-art graphics processing units (GPUs) across diverse operating systems and platforms. Also, OpenGL 4.4 defines new functionality to streamline the porting of applications and titles from other platforms and APIs. The full specification and reference materials are available for immediate download at http://www.opengl.org/registry.
In addition to the OpenGL 4.4 specification, the OpenGL ARB (Architecture Review Board) Working Group at Khronos has created the first set of formal OpenGL conformance tests since OpenGL 2.0. Khronos will offer certification of drivers from version 3.3, and full certification is mandatory for OpenGL 4.4 and onwards. This will help reduce differences between multiple vendors’ OpenGL drivers, resulting in enhanced portability for developers.
New functionality in the OpenGL 4.4 specification includes:
Buffer Placement Control (GL_ARB_buffer_storage)
Significantly enhances memory flexibility and efficiency through explicit control over the position of buffers in the graphics and system memory, together with cache behavior control – including the ability of the CPU to map a buffer for direct use by a GPU.
Efficient Asynchronous Queries(GL_ARB_query_buffer_object)
Buffer objects can be the direct target of a query to avoid the CPU waiting for the result and stalling the graphics pipeline. This provides significantly boosted performance for applications that intend to subsequently use the results of queries on the GPU, such as dynamic quality reduction strategies based on performance metrics.
Shader Variable Layout (GL_ARB_enhanced_layouts)
Detailed control over placement of shader interface variables, including the ability to pack vectors efficiently with scalar types. Includes full control over variable layout inside uniform blocks and enables shaders to specify transform feedback variables and buffer layout.
Efficient Multiple Object Binding (GL_ARB_multi_bind)
New commands which enable an application to bind or unbind sets of objects with one API call instead of separate commands for each bind operation, amortizing the function call, name space lookup, and potential locking overhead. The core rendering loop of many graphics applications frequently bind different sets of textures, samplers, images, vertex buffers, and uniform buffers and so this can significantly reduce CPU overhead and improve performance.
Streamlined Porting of Direct3D applications
A number of core functions contribute to easier porting of applications and games written in Direct3D including GL_ARB_buffer_storage for buffer placement control, GL_ARB_vertex_type_10f_11f_11f_rev which creates a vertex data type that packs three components in a 32 bit value that provides a performance improvement for lower precision vertices and is a format used by Direct3D, and GL_ARB_texture_mirror_clamp_to_edge that provides a texture clamping mode also used by Direct3D.Extensions released alongside the OpenGL 4.4 specification include:
Bindless Texture Extension (GL_ARB_bindless_texture)
Shaders can now access an effectively unlimited number of texture and image resources directly by virtual addresses. This bindless texture approach avoids the application overhead due to explicitly binding a small window of accessible textures. Ray tracing and global illumination algorithms are faster and simpler with unfettered access to a virtual world’s entire texture set.
Sparse Texture Extension (GL_ARB_sparse_texture)
Enables handling of huge textures that are much larger than the GPUs physical memory by allowing an application to select which regions of the texture are resident for ‘mega-texture’ algorithms and very large data-set visualizations.
OpenGL BOF at SIGGRAPH, Anaheim, CA July 24th 2013
There is an OpenGL BOF “Birds of a Feather” Meeting on Wednesday July 24th at 7-8PM at the Hilton Anaheim, California Ballroom A & B, where attendees are invited to meet OpenGL implementers and developers and learn more about the new OpenGL 4.4 specification.
Supply chain management software maker E2open Inc (EOPN.O) expects its revenue to hit $100 million for the first time next fiscal year, after replacing its dependence on BlackBerry Ltd (BB.TO) and PC makers with a host of new customers.
Chief Executive Mark Woodward said he expected E2open, which went public a year ago, to boost its sales in the 12 months to February 2015 after adding up to 20 new enterprise customers in the current fiscal year.
“We do $80 million (in revenue) this year and we grow 30 percent next year. That should get us there,” Woodward said in an interview, referring to the $100-million revenue target.
E2open, which makes cloud-based software designed to assist companies in managing their supply chains, has more than doubled its annual revenue in the five years since Woodward took charge. Revenue in the fiscal year to February 28, 2013, was $75 million.
The company’s shares have risen about 35 percent since they began trading on the Nasdaq on July 26 last year.
Three of the six analysts covering E2open have a “strong buy” rating on the stock. The other three rate it “buy”, according to Thomson Reuters data. The company has a market capitalization of $460 million.
With a customer base that includes Coca-Cola Co (KO.N), Unilever Plc (ULVR.L), IBM (IBM.N) and Cisco Systems Inc (CSCO.O), E2open has been diversifying to cut its dependence on any one large customer.
Last year, that customer was Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry (BBRY.O).
Woodward said he expected BlackBerry’s contribution to E2open’s revenue to fall to less than 3 percent in the current fiscal year from nearly 15 percent last year.
BlackBerry, which pioneered on-the-go email with its handsets and messaging systems, has slipped into tough times as it struggles to keep pace with nimbler rivals.
Woodward said BlackBerry’s quarterly shipments of about 7 million units were between a quarter and a third of the volume contracted when it became a customer of E2open four years ago.
“Their usage of our systems, just because they are selling less handsets, has come down dramatically,” said Woodward.
E2open has, on average, signed up 17 enterprise customers in each of the last two years. In total, it has 76 enterprise customers – those which buy E2open’s software as well as pay for access to its network of suppliers and trading partners.
Computer maker Dell Inc (DELL) brought in 22.5 percent of E2open’s revenue in fiscal 2011. Now, it accounts for less than 5 percent – even though its contribution in dollar terms has risen, Woodward said.
“The original deal that we signed with Dell was for $3.2 million for three years,” he said. “The last bill we signed with Dell was for $3.2 million per year.”
British mobile telephone company Vodafone Group Plc (VOD.L) (VOD.O) is the largest customer for Foster City, California-based E2open, having contributed 12.1 percent of the company’s revenue last fiscal year.
Another customer, Seagate Technology LLC (STX.O), held a 9 percent stake in E2open as of December last year.
California – Facebook amid redesign navigation bar for iOS and Android app for easy use. Some Facebook users reported that the new navigation bar has appeared at the bottom of the screen.
But, it was not all users can get the new navigation bar that is still a beta version of it. With the addition of the menu at the bottom, the side navigation bar is now no longer in the beta version of the Facebook application.
Android users who already have a new navigation bar using Facebook beta version of Google Play Store. While the Apple iPhone users who see the new navigation bar that has installed the regular version of Facebook.
Android users who have installed the Facebook application is given a link to download the beta version of Facebook when they install updates. This all shows the changes coming from the server.
There is no warranty on the features of the new navigation bar. Current navigation bar is still considered to iOS or Android app.
Jakarta – In June 2013, Sony has introduced smart watches, Sony SmartWatch 2. Previous smart watches is reported to be released on July 15, 2013. But, then again Sony deliver a new launch date for the SmartWatch 2 on 9 September 2013.
If ordered through Clove website, you can get 2 SmartWatch soon after launch. This smart watches IP57 certified. So SmartWatch 2 can be brought into the water up to a depth of 1 meter for 30 minutes. In addition, the SmartWatch 2 also anti dust.
Sony SmartWatch 2 had 200 applications. The developers can also access the API (Application Programming Interface) to add the application. This device is compatible with all types of operating system Android 4.0 and above. This watch is also equipped with NFC technology (Near Field Communication).
With smart watches SmartWatch, the user can answer or ignore the call. SmartWatch 2 also displays incoming phone call notifications and missed calls. Wearable device also has a calendar and weather applications and other applications that can be downloaded on Google Play Store. Sony Smartwatch 2 will be priced at U.S. $ 181 or about USD 1.8 million.
Besides Sony, other technology manufacturers like Apple, Microsoft, Google and others are now also working on smart watches. It is estimated that smart watches will emerge from 2014. Wearable devices or devices that can be used are likely to soon become a new trend in the technology market.
Jakarta (ANTARA News) – Sisco System said it will buy software company Sourcefire Inc. for about $ 2.7 billion to improve the network security services.
Sisco will pay 76 dollars for each share of Sourcefire, 28.6 percent higher than the closing market price premium 59.08 dollars Monday, Reuters said in a report on Tuesday.
The networking equipment company said the deal would likely close the second quarter of 2013 and estimates that there will be a dilution thin on non-GAAP earnings in fiscal year 2014.
Sisco has been losing market share in network security last year, lower than the more innovative rivals such as Networks Inc., Check Point Software Technologies, and Palo Alto Networks Inc..
Sisco compete in Web applications, social media and video streaming that require security protection is more complex than traditional firewalls.
RBC Capital Markets analyst Robert Breza said the deal would eliminate a key competitor in the market for Check Point, Fortinet, and Palo Alto, but also strengthen the position of Sisco in the industry.
It would also create a major competitor in the network security industry, he said, adding that Sourcefire will bring the technology of real-time network awareness (RNA) and intrusion prevention system (IPS) to Sisco.
California – Google Translate now comes with a new feature that allows users to translate handwriting, the handwriting input Google Translate. This feature supports 45 languages handwriting.
Of the 45 languages available, Google provides one example of Chinese language handwriting. If users want to know the meaning of this article é ¥ º å??, Users simply select the Google Translate Chinese menu, and select the pencil-shaped icon to activate the language features handwriting. The user needs to do is describe the characters in the main panel features handwriting. Furthermore, Google Translate will do it.
Previously, Google has presented the Google Translate feature for handwriting input devices with the Android operating system in December 2012. Then, in early 2013, the company renewed the browser engine Google Input Tools to desktop by adding a new virtual keyboard, editing method, and device for carrying handwritten translation into a web. Google recently announced later on Wednesday, July 24, 2013, as reported by The Next Web sites.
Not surprisingly, Google first presented the new features of Google Translate on Android because this feature is more appropriate for mobile users with high activity.
SAN JOSE, Calif., July 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — MontaVista® Software, Inc., the leader in embedded Linux®commercialization, today announced Carrier Grade Edition® (CGE) support for the Carrier Grade Linux 5.0 profile for ARM architecture. This milestone marks the first CGL registered product to support the ARM architecture. The tidal wave of smart phone and tablet usage has created a situation where mobile broadband demand is outpacing infrastructure capability. Carriers are racing to expand capacity while reducing the power required to run the mobile broadband telecommunications infrastructure. For almost a decade, Telecom OEM and carriers have defined their Linux requirements using the Carrier Grade Linux specification. MontaVista has bridgecd the gap between next generation silicon on ARM and Telecom Linux requirements.
“To support ARM-based SoC designs for carrier and cloud equipment, we recognize the importance of carrier grade software platforms to be in lock step with those silicon implementations, as this will accelerate time-to-deployment for highly reliable, available and secure next-generation equipment,” said Bob Monkman, manager, Enterprise Networking Segment for ARM. “MontaVista pioneered the Carrier Grade Linux movement, and it continues to be a leading innovator for this software platform that remains the crucial benchmark for network equipment and data centers alike. This milestone is another proof point that the necessary software ecosystem is in place for ARM-based systems to deploy into the global communications network.”
MontaVista’s Carrier Grade Edition is designed for high reliability infrastructure markets. CGE is the standard foundation of a Linux based platform, certified to meet performance requirements, high availability, serviceability, hardening, and real-time response. The CGE multi-architecture platform allows customers to cross compile across all major architectures knowing they have met all CGL, LSB, and IPv6 requirements. Only MontaVista provides a Carrier Grade Linux cross-architecture platform that allows telecom & network equipment manufacturers to cross compile from other architectures to ARM for their next-generation devices.
“As the provider of the world’s most widely-deployed Carrier Grade Linux, MontaVista is committed to supporting the ARM ecosystem with certified and high-performance operating systems.” said Patrick MacCartee, Director of Marketing for MontaVista Software. ”
MontaVista is bridging the gap between IT and Telco Linux operations systems by providing leadership in the Linaro Network Group (LNG), where it sits on the steering committee, as well as being part of the Carrier Grade Linux community. Our unique experience enables us to provide the best-in-class platform for ARM in cloud and carrier infrastructure applications. MontaVista is supporting the ARM architecture for a range of applications in the telecom supply chain. Work is underway to provide KVM-based virtualization to enable cloud-based solutions for mobile core and data plane on the ARM architecture.
“MontaVista has led the way in providing Carrier Grade Linux (CGL) support since the first Requirements Definition document in 2002,” said Mark Orvek, Linaro VP of Engineering. “We’re pleased to see MontaVista Linux Carrier Grade Edition listed by the Linux Foundation as the first distribution to implement the CGL specification on the ARM platform and we’re very happy to be working together with MontaVista and the other industry-leading members of the Linaro Networking Group to develop the future of Linux on ARM in this space.”
MontaVista is committed to compliance with the major industry standards and maintains its position of being the only Linux distribution in the world to comply with the three key requirements issued by the industry’s major standards bodies: CGL, Linux Standard Base (LSB), and IPv6. MontaVista’s Carrier Grade Edition is also the only embedded Linux to be Oracle-certified. This certification demonstrates MontaVista’s ongoing and continued commitment to CGE interoperability with industry software and hardware, and meets the rigorous demands of current and future multi-core network infrastructures. MontaVista has made available copies of the CGL5 registration documents on its website at http://www.mvista.com/products/cge/cgl/cgl.php.
“We applaud MontaVista’s continued leadership with Carrier Grade Linux for the carrier infrastructure market,” said Amanda McPherson, vice president of marketing and developer services Linux Foundation. “MontaVista’s support of the CGL specification for the ARM architecture will be key to enabling a smooth migration to this important SoC architecture that supports millions of devices worldwide.”
“Carrier grade” is a term for software and hardware products that support public telecommunications and data communications networks. Carrier grade products require extremely high degrees of reliability, scalability, and performance to provide an uninterrupted flow of the enormous volume of high-bandwidth data and voice needed for today’s multimedia communications. MontaVista Linux Carrier Grade Edition is the most widely deployed carrier grade Linux solution in the world, and is used by leading network equipment providers (NEPs) including Alcatel-Lucent, Motorola, NEC, and other leading suppliers.
About MontaVista Software
MontaVista Software, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cavium, Inc. (CAVM), is a leader in embedded Linux commercialization. For over 10 years, MontaVista has been helping embedded developers get the most out of open source by adding commercial quality, integration, hardware enablement, expert support, and the resources of the MontaVista development community. Because MontaVista customers enjoy faster time to market, more competitive device functionality, and lower total cost, more devices have been deployed with MontaVista than with any other Linux.
Jakarta – Indonesia invites the travelers Google using Google Maps on your phone. Rudy Ramawy, Country Head of Google Indonesia, said Google Maps on your phone makes it easy to plan the travelers a safe and comfortable journey.
“Some of it’s ease of search as the most convenient path to the destination,” said Rudy. “You can also find important information regarding the need for travel. Example, the nearest gas station or ATM.”
The travelers can also record all findings during the course of the digital device. “So, when I travel the same route, you can easily find the places you’ve visited,” Rudy explained.
When stuck in traffic, Google Maps users can find an alternative way. This online map applications presents several alternative options that can help road users avoid severe congestion at homecoming.
Google Maps to apply different color lines for different traffic conditions. For example, if there is a congested line, the red line. Yellow to crowded conditions and solid edging, while green for road conditions smoothly.
In addition, Google Maps provides information on the long journey from the user’s location to the destination or hometown. Google Maps even provide mileage information is based on the means of transportation used. For example, driving alone, walking, or using public transportation. Google Maps also provides information public transport fares.
With features and conveniences that exist, Rudy wish Google Maps users can be helped in planning trips back and forth.
SEP Software Corp. has announced its flagship product, SEP sesam, is one of the first Enterprise-class backup and disaster recovery solutions to be fully certified on IBM DB2. SEP has successfully completed the IBM Pure Systems certification and is now listed in the IBM Global Solutions Directory. SEP sesam offers complete backup protection and meets key IBM integration standards for DB2 database software for Linux, UNIX, Windows, and DB2 for z/OS.
“We are excited to be partnering with IBM,” stated Tim Wagner, President of SEP Software Corp. “Being verified for IBM DB2 demonstrates our commitment to quality in the IT industry and shows clients that our solution meets or exceeds key IBM integration standards. Our functionality is second to none, and as backup needs grow in complexity, SEP Software Corp. continues to evolve to provide the highest performing results,” continued Wagner. “It is critical that our software, SEP sesam, delivers a truly unified and innovative solution that pushes the limits on performance and features.”
Ideally suited for the enterprise to the SM space, SEP sesam’s intuitive GUI allows the system administrator to access and control the backup infrastructure from anywhere. Backup topologies and policies can be created to perfectly match the needs of the individual institution. SEP sesam uses its patented Multi-Streaming Technology to facilitate unlimited simultaneous streams to provide the highest performance yet experienced in the backup market.
About SEP Software Corp.
SEP sesam is installed in over 50 countries worldwide and is used by the world’s leading governments, institutions and universities, ranging in size and complexity. SEP has been delivering the widest range of backup products for enterprise level customers since 1996. With thousands of installations world-wide, SEP sesam provides backup solutions for all environments, both physical and virtual; delivering the fastest backup, restore and disaster recovery tools on the market today.
Two editions ago we have discussed how to access Ubuntu from Windows 8. The technique does not necessarily mean that you can access the folder dibagipakaikan Windows 8 on Linux. Well, that ye may be able to access the folders of Windows 8, you should try this tutorial.
Configuration Workgroup Computers in the same
1. Make the same Workgroup. Go to the Start screen, type “System”, click Settings, and then click the System icon on the left side. Click the “Change Settings” on computers using the Windows 8 operating system.
2. In the System Properties window go to the Computer Name tab and see the workgroup name there. Comparing with the existing workgroup name information in Linux. If the same, you can jump straight to step 4. If different, follow the first 3 steps.
3. Click the “Change” is in the Computer Name tab. After that, in the Computer Name Changes window, click the Workgroup menu in the box if the Member in the column below, the contents of the same name with a Linux workgroup. Press “OK” to save changes. When prompted, restart the PC in order to connect with the new workgroup.
Configuring Windows PC to be shared
T04-435-Windows8-gb20Bagipakaikan files as usual. Start Windows Explorer, and browse the folder name you want dibagipakaikan. Right-click the folder, select “Share with> Homegroup (view)” to provide read-only access or “Share with> Homegroup (view and edit)” to provide read and write access.
Access Folders from Linux
In this example we will use Ubuntu as an example. To access the folder via the Ubuntu dibagipakaikan, there are two ways that can be used. You can access the network via a network connection directly to the browser or Windows PC. This she steps details.
Option A: Access via the Network Browser
1. Click the Places menu> Network on your desktop.
2. When Network File Browser window appears, double-click the Windows Network icon on the list.
3. List of networks will appear next computer operating system Windows detected by Linux. Double-click the line with the name of the workgroup that you created in step 1.
4. Finally, double-click the name of your computer operating system Windows 8. Earlier dibagipakaikan folder will appear and can be accessed as usual.
Option B: Direct Connection to Windows
1. From the desktop, click the “Places> Connect to Server”.
2. Will munncul Connect to server window on the screen. You are asked to fill in a few questions about the membagipakaikan file server.
3. To get the right information, turn to your Windows PC. After that, right-click the folder that dibagipakaikan, click “Properties” and click the “Sharing” tab. Record the name of the folder sharing and its Network Path.
4. Now, turning back to Linux. Enter the following information in the Connect to Server window:
• Service type: Windows share;
• Server: WINDOWS-PC (filled with computer name);
• Share: / Users / name / Desktop (the path of the folder in bagipakaikan. Signs backslash (\) is replaced with a slash (/));
• Folder: shared (folder name dibagipakaikan).
5. Give a check mark in front of the option “Add Bookmark” and give the Bookmark name to any name that allows you to remember the name of the folder and file locations dibagipakaikan.
6. Click “Connect”. Window that contains folders dibagipakaikan in Windows 8 will appear automatically. At other times, you’ll be able to access the same folder quickly by simply clicking on the Places menu bookmarking it.