Software Defined Visualization

Software Defined Visualization (SDVis) is an open source initiative from Intel and industry collaborators to improve the visual fidelity, performance and efficiency of prominent visualization solutions – with a particular emphasis on supporting the rapidly growing “Big Data” usage on workstations through HPC supercomputing clusters without the memory limitations and cost of GPU based solutions. Existing applications can be enhanced using the high performing parallel software rendering libraries OpenSWR, Embree, OSPRay, pvOSPRay plug-in, and GLuRay. For more information and access to the libraries (including source) follow the links.

You can see SDVis in action in these demos at SC15. For more background on the SDVis initiative, see this presentation given at the Intel Developer Forum in August, 2015.

Learn more about the key components available and under development:

Embree Ray Tracing Kernel Library

OSPRay Distributed Ray Tracing Infrastructure

OpenSWR OpenGL Software Rasterizer

pvOSPRay ParaView / Visualization Toolkit Plug-in

GLuRay OpenGL / Ray Tracing Mapper

Intel® Parallel Computing Center collaborators: