NVIDIA OptiX SDK Available for Windows and Linux



NVIDIA OptiX SDK



NVIDIA has just released the OptiX SDK.
OptiX is a real time and programmable ray tracer optimized for GPUs. Three news demos (glass, Whirligig, Ambient Occlusion) are available on OptiX ray tracing engine examples page.

I managed to run the first OptiX demos on a GeForce GTX 295 but this time seems NVIDIA has updated the if_not_quadro_then_bye_bye() detection code and the new demos don’t work anymore on the GTX 295.

SDK Requirements

  • Operating System: 32 or 64-bit versions of Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Linux
  • CPU: x86 compatible
  • GPU: NVIDIA Quadro FX or NVIDIA Tesla (GT200 class required for multi-GPU scaling and technical support) – NVIDIA GeForce to be supported with NVIDIA’s upcoming “Fermi” GPU architecture.
  • Driver: NVIDIA Unified Driver r190 or later, CUDA toolkit 2.3 or later
  • C/C++ Compiler: Visual Studio 2005 or 2008, along with CMAKE

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8 thoughts on “NVIDIA OptiX SDK Available for Windows and Linux”

  1. George

    NVidia should stop the stupid marketing bubble with the Quadro products, we all now that they are basically GeForce cards with a better packaging..
    Shame on them..

  2. Abhishek Dey

    I would be more happy if they make available NEXUS Beta. Waiting for it…

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