Happy First Birthday, Vulkan!


One year ago today The Khronos Group released the Vulkan 1.0 specification.  So much has happened in the last year!  LunarG and many others have been working furiously over the past 12 months to improve the Vulkan ecosystem.  Our team, with the sponsorship of Valve, has enhanced the Vulkan loader, the validation layers, vktrace and vkreplay, samples, and a Vulkan tutorial — packaging them up in an SDK that’s available on the LunarXchange website.  We’ve also made significant contributions to HLSL to SPIR-V translation.

Work is underway for VulkanNext and we anticipate more commercial success for Vulkan in the coming year as graphics drivers improve and Vulkan adoption increases.  

Have you wondered what’s else has happened in the Vulkan community over the last 12 months?  For more insight into Vulkan’s first year, check out the Phoronix article, Happy First Birthday Vulkan.