Interactive Volume Rendering on Clusters of Shared-Memory Multiprocessors

Proceedings of Parallel Computational Fluid Dynamics '95, Pasadena, CA.




Authors:

Michael E. Palmer, California Institute of Technology

Stephen Taylor, California Institute of Technology

Brian Totty, Silicon Graphics Computer Systems

Abstract:

We describe methods for parallel partitioning and load balancing of volume rendering on a cluster of shared-memory multiprocessors; good load balance and parallel speedup are demonstrated. We describe a method of dynamic resolution reduction and image refinement which typically allows a four-fold performance increase.

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