Custom Computer @ SIGGRAPH

I’m back from SIGGRAPH 2017 and I wanted to share with you this amazing custom computer I saw at the expo.

A computer made out of a Tegra K1 SoC, a touch screen and a custom-built enclosure.

A computer made out of a Tegra K1 SoC, a touch screen and a custom-built enclosure.

This computer consists of a NVIDIA Tegra K1 System-on-Chip (SoC) that has a touch screen connected. It is housed in a custom-built enclosure that somewhat resembles an iMac and other “all in one” PCs out there.

What I find fascinating is how using off-the-shelf components, one can simply build an “appliance” that showcases 3D tech and/or art for a booth.

In this case, the machine is demoing a PBR renderer built for the Qt framework. Of course, I can envision this as an interesting showcase for the Vortex Engine as well. Because the renderer can scale from a dedicated desktop GPU all the way down to an iPhone, and it already supports Linux-based systems, it would be easy to build something similar. This would also give me the opportunity to play with some hardware in my free time : )

I’m excited about this project. I will start looking into it once the renderer is more mature.