SINGAPORE, July 28, 2010 — NVIDIA today announced new releases of its Application Acceleration Engines (AXE), optimised for the newest Quadro graphics processing units (GPUs) based on the company’s new NVIDIA Fermi architecture, which were launched today.
These latest versions, designed for the professional software development community, include: NVIDIA SceniX 6, NVIDIA Cg Tooklit 3, and NVIDIA OptiX 2. Also on display today is the iray renderer from mental images, a wholly-owned subsidiary of NVIDIA, being shown in commercial applications as well as a breakthrough GPU cloud-based rendering solution.
“These new Engine releases enable groundbreaking applications to come to market far faster than before,” said Jeff Brown, general manager, Professional Solutions Group, NVIDIA. “And they open the door to a new generation of software which combines advanced visualization with high performance computing and simulation.”
NVIDIA Accelerates the Pace of Development
SceniX 6, Cg Toolkit 3, OptiX 2 technology, and iray rendering solutions from mental images, offer application developers a host of new features and benefits that they can offer to end-users across a broad range of markets, including medical imaging, automotive styling, architectural design and energy exploration. New features and benefits include:
NVIDIA SceniX 6
NVIDIA Cg Toolkit 3
NVIDIA OptiX 2
iray from mental images
Development Community Enthusiastic About New Engines
“We have found that our customers are very interested in how GPU acceleration will improve their rendering experiences, and NVIDIA engines are powering our development process to bring them compelling, new Lightworks solutions,” said Dave Hutchinson, Product Director at Lightwork Design Limited. “We found the OptiX ray tracing engine straightforward to implement, and have seen very impressive rendering speed-ups compared with traditional CPU implementations.”
“SceniX has been a foundation for our industry-leading Delta Gen styling and visualisation product since its beginning,” said Ludwig Fuchs, CEO of Real Time Technologies Inc. “Each version of SceniX has enabled us to quickly provide important new functionality and performance to our highly discriminating customer base of automotive companies, and we see version 6 doing so once again.”
“iray has allowed us to easily add a rendering solution to our new Bunkspeed SHOT software, making it truly state of the art in both photorealism and speed,” said Philip Lunn, CEO of Bunkspeed. “The breakthrough new Quadro GPUs, in combination with Bunkspeed SHOT is poised to revolutionise the creative process for our customers in design and advertising.”
NVIDIA Application Acceleration Engines are available immediately to developers for download. OptiX, SceniX and the Cg Toolkit are free to acquire and deploy. For more information, please visit: http://www.nvidia.com/object/application_acceleration_engines.html. iray is licensed from mental images for commercial use. For more information, please visit: http://www.mentalimages.com/products/iray.html.
Graphics professionals can experience these new Engines at SIGGRAPH 2010 in the NVIDIA booth #717, South Hall, at the Los Angeles Convention Center, from July 27-29, 2010. To learn more, visit: www.nvidia.com/quadro. Follow NVIDIA Quadro on YouTube, and Twitter: @NVIDIAQuadro.