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In this chapter from CUDA for Engineers: An Introduction to High-Performance Parallel Computing, you'll learn about the essentials of defining and launching kernels on 2D computational grids. The authors explain sample code, the flashlight app that takes advantage of CUDA/OpenGL interop to implement real-time graphical display and interaction with the results from 2D computational grids. Finally, they show how to use flashlight as a template and perform modifications to make it applicable to a real engineering problem, numerical exploration of dynamic stability.

With new APIs, rendering effects, and other features changing the world of graphics, should you still care about OpenGL? Graham Sellers, lead author of OpenGL SuperBible, Seventh Edition, discusses why OpenGL is not only relevant, but offers updated features that rival some of the vaunted capabilities of newer technologies.

This chapter from OpenGL Superbible: Comprehensive Tutorial and Reference, 7th Edition, provides an overview of the OpenGL pipeline from start to finish, providing insight into each of the stages, which include fixed-function blocks and programmable shader blocks.

Paul Varcholik

In this chapter, you write your first shaders. You will be introduced to HLSL syntax, the FX file format, data structures, and more. By the end of this chapter, you’ll have a base from which to launch the rest of your exploration into graphics programming.

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John  Traenkenschuh

As 2015 winds down to a close, I reflect on what 2015 brought IT.

John  Traenkenschuh

New Mac OS X Means New Tricks...

John  Traenkenschuh

Wow, who abducted our Windows 10 assumptions and left this smooth running and easy-to-use Operating System in their place?

Brad Yale

Normally, I use this space to talk about tech issues. In a way, I will use this post to do that yet more than anything else, I am going to use this space to talk about the reality of continuing to learn in a professional setting. More specifically, I am going to use this space to talk about the importance of continued education in a professional/personal setting and some of the interactive tech tools – Learning Labs – InformIT offers to help you to continue to learn. I promise you, you’ll love Learning Labs.

 

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