AMD Open-Sources FireRays 2.0 Ray-Tracing Library
Written by Michael Larabel in AMD on 16 May 2016 at 02:14 PM EDT. 7 Comments
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The latest project AMD is open-sourcing is FireRays.

FireRays is a "ray intersection acceleration library provided by AMD which makes the most of AMD hardware and allows for efficient ray queries independently of the generation of underlying AMD hardware."

The FireRays 2.0 release works with a variety of low-level APIs including OpenCL, Embree, and others. Vulkan support for FireRays is currently a work-in-progress. This library works with Windows, OS X, and Linux. Not only are AMD GPUs supported but also NVIDIA/Intel GPUs and various CPUs too.

More details on the AMD FireRays 2.0 release can be found via The code for FireRays is on GitHub.
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