Saturday, October 21, 2017
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
DVDFab Debuts 4K Ultra HD Copy Software
Razer Unveils New Broadcasting Camera and Microphone
Microsoft's Cortana Gets Into Smart Speakers Market With Harman Kardon Invoke
Samsung, LG Electronics are Lagging in Autonomous Car Race
TSMC Raises Forecasts for 2017 Due to 10nm Demand, Outlines 7 and 5nm Roadmap
Samsung Said to Have Placed Huge EUV Equipment Order From ASML
Samsung Launches the Ruggedized Galaxy Tab Active2 for Business
Intel Capital Announces $60 million of New Investments in Data-Focused Startups
Active Discussions
Which of these DVD media are the best, most durable?
How to back up a PS2 DL game
Copy a protected DVD?
roxio issues with xp pro
Help make DVDInfoPro better with dvdinfomantis!!!
menu making
Optiarc AD-7260S review
cdrw trouble
 Home > News > Graphics Cards > Nvidia ...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Wednesday, November 04, 2009
Nvidia Releases Ray-Tracing API For Tesla, Quadro GPUs


The NVIDIA OptiX ray tracing engine is now available for downloading, offering developers flexibility to accelerate their ray tracing applications.

The company released the NVIDIA OptiX ray tracing engine, a programmable ray tracing pipeline for software developers to achieve fast ray tracing results on NVIDIA GPUs using traditional C programming. While the potential of ultra-fast ray tracing is being quickly recognized by those serving automotive styling, design visualization, and visual effects, the OptiX engine is also being leveraged in non-rendering disciplines such as optical & acoustical design, radiation research, volume calculations, and collision analysis ? wherever intensive ray tracing calculations are employed.

Unlike a renderer with a prescribed look, or a language limited to rendering, the OptiX engine is eneral, enabling software developers to quickly accelerate whatever ray tracing task they wish and run it on standard hardware. Flexibility within OptiX begins by abstracting the execution to single rays, simplifying calculations to one ray at a time. The data each ray carries and gathers is fully customizable, extending ray calculations beyond basic image creation. The data fed to OptiX is also programmable, enabling programmable shading for new techniques, programmable intersection for procedurally accurate surface types, and programmable cameras for new composition potential.

The OptiX engine also provides applications with critical features such as: parallelism (both within the GPU and across GPUs); acceleration structures (BVH and KD trees); and traversal algorithms. Exploiting the GPU is also managed through built-in load balancing, the scheduling of shading & tracing, and recursion methods. A tight coupling with graphics APIs like OpenGL is also provided, allowing raster and ray tracing approaches to be combined for additional flexibility and performance possibilities.

NVIDIA's current "GT200" GPU architecture enabled OptiX to double its speed as compared to its previous "G80" architecture, and preliminary tests show that NVIDIA's next generation "Fermi" GPU architecture will deliver substantial OptiX performances gains yet again, according to Nvidia. Also, while today?s release requires NVIDIA?s professional solutions of Quadro FX and NVIDIA Tesla, the OptiX engine will soon expand its support to include NVIDIA GeForce GPUs with Fermi, as forthcoming performance will make ray tracing possible in consumer applications.

The OptiX SDK is free of charge and the engine is free to license in applications.

OptiX SDK Download

System Requirements

* Operating System: 32 or 64-bit versions of Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Linux
* CPU: x86 compatible
* System Memory: matches graphics board recommendations
* GPU: NVIDIA Quadro FX or NVIDIA Tesla (GT200 class required for multi-GPU scaling and technical support)
* Frame buffer memory: varies with data complexity
* Driver: NVIDIA Unified Driver r190 or later, CUDA toolkit 2.3 or later
* C/C++ Compiler: Visual Studio 2005 or 2008, along with CMAKE


Previous
Next
Sony To Release PSP Value Pack in Japan        All News        Super Talent Announces USB 3.0 RAIDDrive
Vista Gets DirectX 11 Support     Graphics Cards News      Nvidia Geforce GT 240 Specs Unveiled

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
NVIDIA CEO Revs Up Auto Industry with NVIDIA DRIVE PX Pegasus Autonomous Car Computer and Holodeck VR Design Tool
NVIDIA CEO Declares Death of Moore's Law, Outlines Company's GPU-centered Ecosystem
Nvidia Offers Middle-earth: Shadow of War GeForce GTX Bundle
GPU Shipments Increased from Previous Quarter
Nvidia Chips ride Cryptocurrency Boom
NVIDIA Supercharges Rendering Performance with AI and Titan Xp Update
NVIDIA WhisperMode Makes Your GeForce GTX Laptop Quite
NVIDIA Collaborates with Volvo to Bring AI-Enabled Autonomous Vehicles to Market in 2021
NVIDIA Tesla V100 Available Later This Year
Computex: GeForce Partners Unveil Over 40 New Products based on NVIDIA's Max-Q Design
Nvidia Introduces the GeForce MX150 For Laptops
NVIDIA Introduces New GeForce GTX Battlebox

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2017 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .