Intel en Silicon Graphics gaan saampjes de OpenGL API optimaliseren, o.a. door er een aantal SIMD ingrediŽnten doorheen te roeren. Hier heb je de soep uit een press release van SGI:
t Intel Corporation's Workstation Leadership Forum, Intel and SGI (NYSE: SGI) today announced plans to work together to optimize the OpenGLģ API for advanced 3D graphics and data visualization workstations based on Intel Architecture (IA). This joint effort is expected to dramatically increase the performance and visualization capabilities of IA-based workstations, utilizing OpenGL API graphics, from entry-level to the highest-end platforms.
Initially, this agreement combines Intel's leading-edge technology Internet Streaming SIMD extensions, which deliver enhanced 3D graphic visualization, improved video and animation capabilities with SGI's industry-standard OpenGL API. Future Intel optimizations will focus on enhancing key components of the OpenGL pipeline and providing those optimizations back to SGI for broad distribution to OpenGL licensees.
OpenGL is the current standard API for high-performance 3D graphics and visualization applications and is licensed and available by every operating system and major hardware vendor, including Intel. A robust and mature 3D software library that offers a broad set of rendering, texture mapping, special effects, and other visualization functions, OpenGL is recognized as a leading-edge 3D graphics API. OpenGL is positioned to take advantage of the continuing evolution of graphics hardware, resulting in improved productivity to end users through better data visualization.