“Apple’s WebKit team on Tuesday proposed a new Community Group at the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) that will focus on developing a new standard API, perhaps based on Metal, for accelerating GPU-based 3D graphics and general computation for the web,” Mikey Campbell reports for AppleInsider.
“Announced through Apple’s WebKit blog, the new ‘GPU for the Web’ Community Group will discuss a potential next-generation web graphics API that can better leverage modern GPUs,” Campbell reports. “Along with 3D content, Apple proposes GPU architecture might also be used to accelerate general web computations.”
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MacDailyNews Take: If this is Apple angling to take Metal cross-platform, then it is a very good thing indeed.
Hopefully, after a long gestation period, Metal support can really begin to proliferate. – MacDailyNews, September 30, 2016
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