Jim Jeffers

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Most Recent Affiliation(s):

  • Intel, Advanced Rendering and Visualization, Senior Principal Engineer and Senior Director

Other Affiliation(s):

  • Academy Software Foundation


  • Jim leads the design and development of the open source rendering library family known as the Intel® oneAPI Rendering Toolkit. Render Kit is used for generating animated movies, special effects, automobile design, and scientific visualization, with close collaborations with studios like DreamWorks Animation and scientists at the Hawking Centre for Theoretical Cosmology. Jim joined Intel in 2008, participating in the development of manycore parallel computing and the Intel® Xeon Phi™ product family, including co-authoring four books on manycore parallel programming. Jim’s experience includes software design and technical leadership in high-performance computing, graphics, digital television, and data communications. Jim’s notable work prior to Intel includes development for the Tech Emmy-winning virtual “First Down Line” technology seen on live American football TV broadcasts. Jim also is a board member of the Academy Software Foundation.

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