Improvements in processing power, and the cost reductions due to mass consumption, have resulted in a virtuous circle feeding software developments that exploit the improvements in processors and then demanding more.
Photo of Stefen Fangmeier (left) and Steve ‘Spaz’ Williams (right) introducing “Jurassic Park” by Jim Hagarty © 2018 ACM SIGGRAPH As we get ready for SIGGRAPH 2019, it’s hard not to think back on what made last summer so special. … Continued
Real-time ray-tracing promises to bring new levels of realism to in-game graphics. Image source: Underwriter Labs. Ray tracing, as experts know, is a simple algorithm that can totally consume a processor. But how much a given processor is consumed is … Continued
photo by Andreas Psaltis © 2018 ACM SIGGRAPH With each SIGGRAPH conference, attendees get to see new technology and sometimes even new programs or focus areas … and SIGGRAPH 2019 is no different! Meet the newest focus area to … Continued