Thursday, October 22, 2009

Nvidia's realtime ray tracing in the cloud: RealityServer and iray

mental images' RealityServer has now the option to render on a GPU cluster with CUDA based iray.

A very impressive interactive ray tracing demo, first shown publically at Nvidia's GPU Tech Conference: (H.264, 180 MB)

A video of iray integrated in Google SketchUp:

RealityServer is sold in different configurations consisting of 8 up to 100+ Tesla GPU's. The biggest cluster configurations are targeted towards rendering of online virtual worlds and online entertainment, and can serve multiple concurrent users per GPU.

more info:

Nvidia also showed a demo of an interactively raytraced Bugatti with global illumination running on OptiX at GTC:

video: (H.264, 82 MB)

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