Parallel performance measures for volume ray casting

Claudio T. Silva, Arie E. Kaufman

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We describe a technique for achieving fast volume ray casting on parallel machines, using a load balancing scheme and an efficient pipelined approach to compositing. We propose a new model for measuring the amount of work one needs to perform in order to render a given volume, and use this model to obtain a better load balancing scheme for distributed memory machines. We also discuss in detail the design trade-offs of our technique. In order to validate our model we have implemented it on the Intel iPSC/860 and the Intel Paragon, and conducted a detailed performance analysis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings Visualization
Number of pages8
StatePublished - 1994
EventProceedings of the 1994 IEEE Visualization Conference - Washington, DC, USA
Duration: Oct 17 1994Oct 21 1994


OtherProceedings of the 1994 IEEE Visualization Conference
CityWashington, DC, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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