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Optis and AMD in hardware deal for light simulation

Optis and AMD have signed an agreement aimed at developing of an innovative ray-tracing engine and rendering solution to support the market centred around OpenCL and AMD graphics technology. It will allow Optis development engineers early access to AMD graphics cards and future systems as well as direct support from AMD to help ensure quality, validation and performance of the final solution. The goal is to have the solution support available on any of the latest AMD FirePro professional graphics cards.

Optis’ technology is based on physics algorithms associating optical properties of light and material to human vision performance. Thanks to the convergence of both parties’ R&D efforts over the past three years, the challenge of developing unique, true physics-based real-time rendering technology is now well under way.

Jacques Delacour, president and CEO of Optis, says: 'At Optis, we develop physics based rendering software providing highly accurate rendered images, which the world’s largest manufacturers use to base their design decisions on. As a market standard, OpenCL is a great opportunity to benefit from all the power required for massively parallel computation available on heterogeneous platforms, including multi-core CPUs and GPUs. These applications are ready for future APUs with the level of graphics performance professional users demand.'

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