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A Hierarchical Parallel Processing System for the Multipass-Rendering Method

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A Hierarchical Parallel Processing System for the Multipass-Rendering Method
The multipass-rendering method integrating radiosity with ray-tracing gives one of the best solutions for synthesizing photo-realistic images. However, the method is also computationally expensive. Therefore, parallel processing is the most promising approach to the fast multipass-rendering method. This paper presents a hierarchical parallel processing system for the multipass-rendering method. The system, called (M) 2 , employs two kinds of parallel processing schemes. As a coarse-grain parallel processing, object-space parallel processing with multiple processing elements based on object-space subdivision is adapted, and each processing element is equipped with multiple pipelined units for fine-grain parallel processing. To provide load balancing in the system, static load balancing at the PE level and dynamic load balancing at the pipelined unit level within PEs are employed. Simulation experiments show that a two-dimensional configuration of the (M) 2 system has a good scalability...
Hiroaki Kobayashi, Hitoshi Yamauchi, Yuichiro Toh,
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Type Conference
Year 1996
Where IPPS
Authors Hiroaki Kobayashi, Hitoshi Yamauchi, Yuichiro Toh, Tadao Nakamura
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