News, Updates, and Announcements

Sept 29, 2017: Version v1.4.0 now released on GitHub

New release version 1.4.0 is now available on the OSPRay GitHub page.

July 7, 2017: Version v1.3.1 now released on GitHub

New release version 1.3.1 is now available on the OSPRay GitHub page.

June 2, 2017: Version v1.3.0 now released on GitHub

New release version 1.3.0 is now available on the OSPRay GitHub page.

Mar 27, 2017: VisIt & OSPRay/SWR

Pre-built binaries for VisIt to run with OSPRay or SWR are available, see here for instructions.

Mar 13, 2017: Version v1.2.1 now released on GitHub

New release version 1.2.1 is now available on the OSPRay GitHub page.

Feb 9, 2017: Version v1.2.0 now released on GitHub

New release version 1.2.0 is now available on the OSPRay GitHub page.

Nov 30, 2016: Version v1.1.2 now released on GitHub

New release version 1.1.2 is now available on the OSPRay GitHub page.

Oct 2016: OSPRay at IEEE Vis

The paper “OSPRay – A CPU Ray Tracing Framework for Scientific Visualization” (49MB, smaller version 1.8MB) has been accepted at IEEE Vis. Also available are the slides of the talk by Ingo Wald. Additionally, Jim Jeffers gave a talk as well.

Oct 24, 2016: Version v1.1.1 now released on GitHub

New release version 1.1.1 is now available on the OSPRay GitHub page.

Oct 4, 2016: Version v1.1.0 now released on GitHub

New release version 1.1.0 is now available on the OSPRay GitHub page.

July 20, 2016: Version v1.0.0 now released on GitHub

New release version 1.0.0 is now available on the OSPRay GitHub page.

June 3, 2016: Version v0.10.1 now released on GitHub

New release version 0.10.1 is now available on the OSPRay GitHub page.

May 13, 2016: Version v0.10.0 now released on GitHub

New release version 0.10.0 is now available on the OSPRay GitHub page.

Feb 29, 2016: Version v0.9.1 now released on GitHub

New release version 0.9.1 is now available on the OSPRay GitHub page.

Dec 18, 2015: Version v0.9.0 now released on GitHub

New release version 0.9.0 is now available on the OSPRay GitHub page.

Dec 7, 2015: Version v0.8.3 now released on GitHub

New release version 0.8.3 is now available on the OSPRay GitHub page.

Nov, 2015: Visualization of the 10TB Walls Dataset

SGI featured the visualization of the 10TB walls dataset at SC15 in Austin, Texas. More details in SGI’s blog. Additional images and a movie are available in the gallery.

July 22, 2015: Version v0.8.2 now released on GitHub

New release version 0.8.2 is now available on the OSPRay GitHub page.

July 13, 2015: OSPRay demo on KNL and Omni-Path at ISC15

The first public demonstration of OSPRay on Intel® Xeon Phi™ processor (Knights Landing) processors and Intel® Omni-Path Fabric is being shown at ISC15 in Frankfurt. The demo with the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology (CTC) is a visualization of Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) data captured by the Planck Satellite. More details here.

May 11, 2015: OSPRay mailing list

We have created a new mailing list for OSPRay release announcements and major news. Subscribe here.

May 8, 2015: Version v0.8.1 now released on GitHub

New release version 0.8.1 is now available on the OSPRay GitHub page.

Apr 22, 2015: Version v0.8.0 now released on GitHub

New release version 0.8.0 is now available on the OSPRay GitHub page.

Apr 2015: “First Light” for OSPRay-enabled BALLView

Andreas Hildebrandt, head of the Software Engineering and Bioinformatics group at the University of Mainz is currently creating an OSPRay rendering module for their BALLView package, a standalone molecular modelling and visualization application for the “BALL” Biochemical Algorithm Library.

A paper on extending OSPRay to allow ray tracing of unstructured polyhedral grids has been accepted at the EUROGRAPHICS Symposium on Parallel Graphics and Visualization (EGPGV).

Apr 2015: “First Light” of upcoming MPI and Display Wall Support

We now have “first light” for some upcoming OSPRay MPI-Parallel Rendering and Display Wall features planned for OSPRay 0.9. The attached image shows OSPRay parallel rendering on TACCs 320 MPixel “Stallion” Display wall. Read more.

Apr 6, 2015: Public Talk on OSPRay, Embree, and SWR at Sandia

Mar 12, 2015: Version v0.7.2 now Released on GitHub

New release version 0.7.2 is now available on the OSPRay GitHub page.

Dec 12, 2014: OSPRay “Alpha” Release Now Available

Following our announcement at Supercomputing 2014, an early “alpha” version of OSPRay is now available on GitHub. The main purpose of this “alpha” release is to give interested parties an early indication of the capabilities, features, and performance they can can expect from the eventual 1.0 version (which we anticipate releasing in 2015), as well as to give early adopters “something” to experiment with that is unencumbered by NDAs.

Being an “alpha”-level release a certain amount of bugs, as-yet-missing features, or any other issues in the current version cannot be ruled out; however, we are committed to eradicating all such issues as soon as possible, and will constantly be posting bugfix-releases fox fixed issues. Should you find any such issues please report them immediately via OSPRay’s GitHub Issue Tracker (or send us a pull request); for missing features please contact us via email at ospray@googlegroups.com.

Nov 25, 2014: SC14 slides now available

The slides for our OSPRay-related talks at SC14 are now available