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    Phoronix: Intel Does Some New Scene Graph, Ray-Tracing Code

    Before leaving for the holiday weekend, Intel put out two new open-source software packages. Coming out of Intel Labs is a distributed scene graph package and the other new project is an off-line ray-tracing package...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=OTYzMw

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    Now if only the bastards didn't kill off project offset. The least they could do is open up that game and release the code and assets there since apparently the original developers were not allowed to take it with them.

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    • #3
      At the bottom of the PDF describing the distributed scene graph system:
      THE ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURER MUST PROVIDE TPM FUNCTIONALITY,
      WHICH REQUIRES A TPM-SUPPORTED BIOS. TPM FUNCTIONALITY MUST BE
      INITIALIZED AND MAY NOT BE AVAILABLE IN ALL COUNTRIES.
      WTF? What the hell does that have to do with a damn scene graph?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by waucka View Post
        WTF? What the hell does that have to do with a damn scene graph?
        Either an attempt at vendor lockin or they are trying to exclude Russians from using it.

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        • #5
          TPM is open source and can be used to do both harm and good. It can be used by Linux to make things a little harder to crack and also give control to the user. If I'm not mistakem TPM is supported by Linux for a long while now.

          Then the software is open source. So what limits anyone to remove TPM support?

          I believe this is just bad design and Intel only made it because they're behind TPM?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by deanjo View Post
            Either an attempt at vendor lockin or they are trying to exclude Russians from using it.
            Interesting theories...
            Perhaps they are trying to avoid rootkit level botnets, like "we're" experiencing now, from compromising the environment?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by liam View Post
              Interesting theories...
              Perhaps they are trying to avoid rootkit level botnets, like "we're" experiencing now, from compromising the environment?
              Or they are just being intel and trying to make it miserable for anybody else to utilize their code on their competitors product. They have a long history of crap like that.

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              • #8
                that should come from the wolfentein renderer they made with a dedicated board .
                by the way i do not understand the use of tpm [Trusted Platform Module] that is not so much used , are firefox or chrome able of use it ? , nor the " high-performance ray tracing kernels " , they should update povray http://www.povray.org/ or create a livecdrom to show their amazing code that boosts
                by the way that is for next cpus ...

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