Ray tracing is one of the computer graphics techniques used to render high quality images. Unfortunately, ray tracing complex scenes can require large amounts of CPU time, making the technique impractical for everyday use. Parallel ray tracing algorithms could potentially be used to reduce the high computational cost. However, pixel computation times can vary significantly, and naive attempts at parallelization give poor speedups due to load imbalance between the processors. In this paper, we evaluate the performance of three load balancing schemes for ray tracing on parallel processors, and propose two new load balancing strategies. To evaluate the performance, we implement all these strategies on the 512 processor Intel Touchstone Delta at Caltech.
|Journal||Proceedings of the International Conference on Parallel Processing|
|Publication status||Published - 1994|
|Event||23rd International Conference on Parallel Processing, ICPP 1994 - Raleigh, NC, United States|
Duration: 1994 Aug 15 → 1994 Aug 19
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Hardware and Architecture