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I work on an industrial HPC project that can run on either the CPU or the GPU. I usually use which ever one has the most horsepower on a given machine. It's written with CUDA with very few ifdefs used. My company is quite large, in the top five in our industry in North America, and I work in a small group with just five programmers.



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GeneralRobot Simulators Pin
Rick York15-Feb-21 10:43
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GeneralThe Image That Started the Kerfluffel Pin
Rick York5-Dec-20 8:36
mveRick York5-Dec-20 8:36 
Here it is : at[^].

That is my rendering of the image that caught my eye at the site mentioned in the previous post. I found that image absolutely fascinating and figured out how every aspect of it was drawn. Then I wrote a library to handle generating and drawing the objects necessary - spheres, cylinders, and torii. The spiral was generated by computing the points and then drawing spheres at those locations or drawing cylinders to connect them. The wire-frame torus is constructed of smaller torii. It was a lot of fun to do this and then I built the rest of the program around that and added drawing of other objects.

BTW - My approach and that of the author of the other site differ in that their renderings are all static images, usually raytraced. Mine are generated using OpenGL and can be rotated, translated, and scaled interactively using the mouse or buttons on the UI. I can also animate it so it rotates around any combination of axes. This particular image is the only one I made after getting the idea from that site but there are a few others I am thinking about.
"They have a consciousness, they have a life, they have a soul! Damn you! Let the rabbits wear glasses! Save our brothers! Can I get an amen?"

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