Embree is a collection of high-performance ray tracing kernels, developed at Intel Labs. The kernels are optimized for photo-realistic rendering on the latest Intel processors with support for the SSE and AVX instruction sets. In addition to the ray tracing kernels, Embree provides an example photo-realistic rendering engine. Embree is designed for Monte Carlo ray tracing algorithms, where the vast majority of rays are incoherent. The specific single-ray traversal kernels in Embree provide the best performance in this scenario and they are very easy to integrate into existing applications.
The beta version ofEmbreehas been released under the Apache 2.0 license. Follow this link to download the source code: http://software.intel.com/en-us/articles/embree-photo-realistic-ray-tracing-kernels/
This forum is intended for discussions on Embree and more generally on photo-realistic ray tracing on CPUs. If you want to report a bug or suggest an improvement, you may do so in this forum or you may write an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.