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Two large #antitrust probes in the same screenshot that relate to #Genomics and #Bioinformatics
(1) Possible buyout of #ARM by #NVIDIA does have an effect on the #Bioinformatics field: many applications now are deployable on CPU/GPUs with #ARM and/or #NVIDIA chips on them. Some recent examples are:
(a) the Oxford @nanopore MinION Mk1c device, which originally was specced at Jetson TX2 ARM+Pascal GPU accelerators (ARM processor 6 cores, 256 Core GPU), 8 GB RAM (may have changed since then.
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Thanks to Brecht for reviewing my patch, adaptive sampling has now landed in #b3d #Blender #Cycles.
For those interested in details:
It is following the approach outlined in sections 7.1.3 and 7.2 of this paper describing RenderMan:
graphics.pixar.com/library/Render…

The error metric is from section 2.1 here: pdfs.semanticscholar.org/8329/759ae51c9…
In layman's terms: Every other sample is written to a separate buffer. By comparing this extra buffer to the main image buffer, the renderer can estimate convergence.

Pixels receive progressively more samples until a convergence threshold or sample count limit is reached.
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