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Khronos UK Chapter meeting at LLVM conference in Goldsmiths University of London


Title: Introducing SPIR-V

Samsung R&D Institute UK invites you to the next meeting of the Khronos UK Chapter on Tuesday 14th April , taking place during the LLVM conference in the New Academic Building at Goldsmiths, University of London (New Cross, London SE14 6NW).

The meeting will focus on how SPIR-V is a cornerstone of the new Vulkan and OpenCL 2.1 APIs recently announced by Khronos, how SPIR-V evolved from LLVM IR and why a binary intermediate language is important to the industry.


• 13:00 - 13:15 Introduction

• SRUK and Khronos UK Chapter – Alon Or-bach (Samsung)

• Introduction to SPIR-V – Sjoerd Meijer (Samsung)

• 13:15 – 15:00 Presentations

• Building the next generation of Graphics and Compute Languages with SPIR-V – Benedict Gaster (University of the West of England)

• Why SPIR-V? Motivation behind the new IL, and how Vulkan and OpenCL will use it –Neil Henning (Codeplay)

• Prospects for a more robust, simpler and more efficient shader cross-compilation pipeline in Unity with SPIR-V – Christophe Riccio (Unity Technologies)

• Trying out the new Vulkan graphics API on PowerVR GPUs – Ashley Smith (Imagination Technologies)

• Break

• 15:15 – 16:00 Panel Discussion – “Why the SPIR-V was thrown”

• The panel will be discussing the divergence of SPIR-V from LLVM IR and the usage of it in Vulkan and OpenCL

• Panelists: Sjoerd Meijer (Samsung – Chair), Benedict Gaster (UWE), Neil Henning (Codeplay), Tilmann Scheller (Samsung), Christophe Riccio (Unity Technologies), Rob Simpson (OpenGL ES Shading Language Spec Editor)

• 16:00 – 16:15 Open Discussion

• Open discussion about other Khronos topics

New Cross, London · SE14 6NW
48 spots left