Aug. 12, 2020 — ANARI, the Analytic Rendering Interface API Standard Working Group within Khronos, is hosting a free webinar on August 19, 2020 (8-9am PT), that aims to provide an update to its users on the latest developments of the standard. Speakers from NVIDIA, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Intel will present updates during the webinar.
Launched in November 2019, the ANARI Working Group seeks to streamline data visualization development for any company creating scientific visualization rendering engines, libraries and applications, freeing visualization domain experts and software developers from non-trivial rendering details while enabling graphics experts to avoid domain-specific functionality and optimizations in their rendering backends.
Join the webinar for an update on their progress towards a new ANARI API and learn how to get involved. For more information, visit https://www.khronos.org/events/webinar-performance-computing-anari
Peter Messmer, NVIDIA
Senior Manager HPC Visualization, Zurich, Switzerland
Peter is a senior manager at NVIDIA, responsible for the HPC visualization efforts. After spending more than 15 years performing fundamental research using massively parallel systems and developing HPC- and GPU-accelerated applications for industry and government clients, he joined NVIDIA to help clients using GPUs to accelerate their scientific discovery processes. Peter holds an MSc and PhD in physics from ETH Zurich, Switzerland, with specialization in kinetic plasma physics and nonlinear optics.
John Stone, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Senior Research Programmer, Illinois, USA
Mr. Stone is the lead developer of VMD, a high performance tool for preparation, analysis, and visualization of biomolecular simulations used by over 100,000 researchers all over the world. VMD and its algorithms have been cited by more than 33,000 peer-reviewed research papers. Mr. Stone’s research interests include molecular visualization, GPU computing, parallel computing, ray tracing, haptics, virtual environments, and immersive visualization. Mr. Stone was inducted as an NVIDIA CUDA Fellow in 2010. In 2017, 2018, and 2019 Mr. Stone was awarded as an IBM Champion for Power, for innovative thought leadership in the technical community.
- Overview of ANARI Implemnetation efforts
Jefferson Amstutz, Intel
Software Engineer, Texas, USA
Jeff is a Software Engineer at Intel, where he is a primary contributor to various projects in Intel’s oneAPI Rendering Toolkit. He enjoys all things ray tracing, high performance and heterogeneous computing, and code carefully written for human consumption.
About Khronos Group
The Khronos Group is an open industry consortium of over 150 leading hardware and software companies creating advanced, royalty-free, acceleration standards for 3D graphics, Augmented and Virtual Reality, vision and machine learning. Khronos standards include Vulkan, Vulkan SC, OpenGL, OpenGL ES, OpenGL SC, WebGL, SPIR-V, OpenCL, SYCL, OpenVX, NNEF, OpenXR, 3D Commerce, ANARI, and glTF. Khronos members are enabled to contribute to the development of Khronos specifications, are empowered to vote at various stages before public deployment and are able to accelerate the delivery of their cutting-edge accelerated platforms and applications through early access to specification drafts and conformance tests.
Source: Khronos Group