Embree: High performance ray tracing kernels

Contents

  1. Overview of package
  2. Overview of package
    1. General usage
  3. Availability of package by cluster

Overview of package

General information about package
Package: Embree
Description: High performance ray tracing kernels
For more information: https://www.embree.org/
Categories:
License: OpenSource

General usage information

Embree is a collection of high-performance ray tracing kernels, developed at Intel. The target users of Embree are graphics application engineers who want to improve the performance of their photo-realistic rendering application by leveraging Embree’s performance-optimized ray tracing kernels. The kernels are optimized for the latest Intel processors with support for SSE, AVX, AVX2, and AVX-512 instructions. Embree supports runtime code selection to choose the traversal and build algorithms that best matches the instruction set of your CPU.

The various Embree commands are now in your PATH.

The following environmental variables have been defined:

  • \$OPENMPI_ROOT has been set to the root of the embree installation
  • \$OPENMPI_LIBDIR points to the directory containing the libraries
  • \$OPENMPI_INCDIR points to the directory containing the header files

You will probably wish to use these by adding the following flags to your compilation command (e.g. to CFLAGS in your Makefile):

  • -I\$OPENMPI_INCDIR
and the following flags to your link command (e.g. LDFLAGS in your Makefile):
  • -L\$OPENMPI_LIBDIR -Wl,-rpath,\$OPENMPI_LIBDIR

Available versions of the package Embree, by cluster

This section lists the available versions of the package Embreeon the different clusters.

Available versions of Embree on the Deepthought2 cluster (RHEL8)

Available versions of Embree on the Deepthought2 cluster (RHEL8)
Version Module tags CPU(s) optimized for GPU ready?
3.12.2 embree/3.12.2 x86_64 Y

Available versions of Embree on the Juggernaut cluster

Available versions of Embree on the Juggernaut cluster
Version Module tags CPU(s) optimized for GPU ready?
3.12.2 embree/3.12.2 x86_64 Y
3.12.2 embree/3.12.2 x86_64 Y