The Inquirer has posted a quick interview with the Khronos Group president, Neil Trevett. Formerly working for the precurser to Creative Labs, Neil also runs the OpenES project for Khronos.
We’re focused on creating all of the APIs that silicon exposes to the software community,” said Trevett, simplifying things for us a bit and adding, “We are the gateway into awesome silicon for video, audio, 3D graphics and 2D graphics.”
There isn’t a specific mention of OpenCL or high performance computing in general. It is, however, a pretty good look into the motivation of the Khronos Group as a whole. You can read the full article here.