VM_pRAY an efficient ray tracing algorithm on a distributed memory parallel computer

Didier Badouel 1 Thierry Priol 1
1 API - Parallel VLSI Architectures
IRISA - Institut de Recherche en Informatique et Systèmes Aléatoires, INRIA Rennes
Abstract : The production of realistic image generated by computer requires a huge amount of computation and a large memory capacity. The use of highly parallel machines allows this process to be performed faster. Distributed memory parallel computers (DMPCs), such as hypercubes or transputer-based machines, offer an interesting performance/cost ratio when assuming that a load balancing and a partition of the data domain have been performed. This paper presents a software running on an iPSC/2 whose name is VM-pRAY. The aim of this experimental software is to show that using a virtual shared memory is an efficient strategy for parallelizing algorithms which, like ray tracing, use large read-only databases with no obvious data domain decomposition. The source code of VM-pRAY for an hypercube iPSC/2 is given in the appendix.
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[Research Report] RR-1198, INRIA. 1990
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Didier Badouel, Thierry Priol. VM_pRAY an efficient ray tracing algorithm on a distributed memory parallel computer. [Research Report] RR-1198, INRIA. 1990. 〈inria-00075360〉



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