Yesterday there was the major announcement of the OpenGL 3.2 release
, but the news coming out of today from New Orleans during SIGGRAPH is OptiX, which comes from the folks at NVIDIA. OptiX is a ray-tracing engine developed by NVIDIA to run on Quadro FX graphics cards and uses their CUDA architecture. Later on this year NVIDIA will then release an interactive ray-trace renderer that uses OptiX within their SceniX engine.
Information on the NVIDIA OptiX Application Acceleration Engine is available at NVIDIA.com
. NVIDIA also lists four ray-tracing engine examples
and do mention Linux for them, but the links are not currently available. These ray-tracing demos will still require Quadro FX hardware and also a NVIDIA 190.xx driver release or newer.
On the developer page
they mention that the NVIDIA OptiX engine is Linux x86 compatible.