WebCL Makes Your Browser Dance!

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WebCL Makes Your Browser Dance!

On November 12, 2011, Posted by , In Mobile Platforms, By ,, , With No Comments

WebCL—not to be confused with WebGL—is a new Web standard that is being led by Samsung in the Khronos group. It provides JavaScript bindings for OpenCL, a framework that allows software to offload general-purpose computing operations to a GPU. The goal behind WebCL is to bring OpenCL to the Web—making it possible for sophisticated Web applications to significantly accelerate computationally intensive workloads.

The WebCL standard is still a work in progress, but the first experimental implementations have already arrived. We (Samsung) have open sourced our WebCL prototype for WebKit, which is designed to run on Mac OS X.

Check out the videos of some demos at:

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