Intel Signs Up As Corporate Patron With Blender

Blender Foundation is delighted to announce Intel Corporation as the latest Patron Member of the Foundation’s Development Fund. By upgrading its membership to a top-level contributor, Intel’s support helps Blender provide creators an optimal experience on modern CPUs and GPUs.

“Intel is extending its collaboration and commitment to the Blender open-source community. We are already incorporating the oneAPI cross-architecture, CPU- and GPU-driven features and performance of Intel® oneAPI Rendering Toolkit libraries into Blender to benefit creators of all kinds. We share the Blender Foundation’s mindset to make world-class visual technologies available to everyone through open-source software and open standards.” said Raja Koduri, Intel senior vice president and general manager of the Accelerated Computing Systems and Graphics (AXG) Group.

With Intel signing up as Patron, Blender now has top level support from all major CPU and GPU manufacturers. We look forward to further work with Intel’s open source initiatives such as Embree and Open Image Denoise to accelerate computing for creative purposes.

What is the Blender Development Fund?

The Blender Development Fund accepts donations to support activities to provide free and open accessible services for all Blender contributors – including professionals and corporations – on the blender.org website. Support activities include bug fixing, code reviews, technical documentation and onboarding.
The fund will also provide grants and subsidies to developers on generic and widely agreed development projects.

Learn more at fund.blender.org

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