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ATI GPU Shading and Rendering paper from Siggraph 2005 (873 KB pdf)

Aug 17, 2005

This paper from Siggraph 2005 on GPU Shading and Rendering describes the Ashli shader compiler  an advanced shading language interface tool from ATI that streamlines and maps arbitrary complex shaders (Renderman, OpenGL Shading Language, HLSL) onto graphics shading hardware. The shading compiler improves interfaces to the rendering sub system, tones down shading language differences (e.g. compiling HLSL bound Effect to OpenGL ARB Fragment Program), can partition shaderd across GPUs, and the remaps GPU processors. There is also a companion slide show.

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