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Title: RAY TRACING SPEED-UP TECHNIQUES USING AN MIMD ARCHITECTURE
Authors: VAN REETH, Frank
LAMOTTE, Wim
FLERACKERS, Eddy
Issue Date: 1992
Publisher: MAIK NAUKA/INTERPERIODICA
Citation: PROGRAMMING AND COMPUTER SOFTWARE, 18(4). p. 173-181
Abstract: Since its appearance in computer graphics research, ray tracing has attracted considerable attention, especially with regard to speeding up the algorithm. This paper presents an acceleration scheme based on utilizing parallel processing techniques. It is shown how an existing ray tracing acceleration technique - Amanatides' voxel transversal algorithm - implemented on an MIMD processor architecture accelerates performance drastically. Aside from being used for speeding up purposes, the voxel structure also serves - and this is at least just as important - as a means for minimizing communication overhead regarding the distributed database. Additional performance-improving features within our dynamic load-balanced system are described also.
Notes: LIMBURGS UNIV CENTRUM,APPL COMP SCI LAB,B-3590 DIEPENBEEK,BELGIUM.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/3877
ISI #: A1992KG42500005
ISSN: 0361-7688
Type: Journal Contribution
Appears in Collections: Research publications

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