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MPI and POV-Ray parallel solution to improve performance of photo-realistic rendering utilizing Albacore and Sequoia

O'Keeffe, S.E., Breland, J. and Shiratuddin, M.F. (2012) MPI and POV-Ray parallel solution to improve performance of photo-realistic rendering utilizing Albacore and Sequoia. In: International Conference on Computer and Information Science, ICCIS 2012 - A Conference of World Engineering, Science and Technology Congress, ESTCON 2012, 12 - 14 June, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia pp. 973-978.

Link to Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ICCISci.2012.6297167
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Abstract

The purpose of this research is to improve current photo-realistic rendering techniques of 3D computer generated images. Recent serial program techniques include 'rendering-farms' that consist of numerous topologically linked computers to improve performance, cost, and rendering time. The contribution of this research is to utilize the rendering farm philosophy, by utilizing parallel computing techniques and multi-thread processing. This research correlates the new parallel performance with traditional serial approach. This paper presents the cost, parallel overhead, and efficiency of rendering on Sequoia. The implementation of higher-level languages and how a message can be passed efficiently are described. A comparison between both serial and parallel code has also been made.

Publication Type: Conference Paper
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Information Technology
Publisher: IEEE
Copyright: © 2012 IEEE.
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/11429
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