realtime raytracing

anubis 101 Aug 17, 2004 at 19:34

Nvidia vs Slusallek

i think davepermen sent me this link to an interview in a german game magazine some time ago. the two contestants are david kirk of nvidia and phillip slusallek who is currently a professor at the university of saarbrücken/germany. the interview is quite interesting and i have to say that david kirk isn’t making a good stand for nvidia

ps : i should mention that the interview is in english :)

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dk 158 Aug 17, 2004 at 20:23

Since I am not limited by company politics I will try to be a bit controversial in my responses :-)

Phillip got it right there :D

Very impressive interview. I think Phillip proved his point beautifully: The future is in hardware-accelerated raytracers. One thing normal GPU’s can’t handle easily is the recursive nature of raytracing, so specialized hardware is definitely needed.

davepermen 101 Aug 18, 2004 at 05:59

i love capitalism and the “Freedom to speech” (but the loss of freedom to think due money..) :D