A PC cluster system for simultaneous interactive volumetric modeling and visualization

S. Muraki, E. B. Lum, Kwan-Liu Ma, M. Ogata, X. Liu

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Abstract

A number of problems are well suited for volumetric representation for both simulation and storage, however, the large amount of data that needs to be processed and rendered with these volumes makes interactive manipulation extremely challenging. We present a scalable PC cluster system (VG cluster) designed specifically to enable simultaneous volumetric computation and visualization, using compositing hardware devices and the latest PC graphics accelerators. We demonstrate the flexibility and performance of this system with several different applications that include reaction-diffusion simulation, volumetric image processing, and vector field visualization. We also discuss how to improve the visual computing performance of this system with some load balancing techniques.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPVG 2003, Proceedings - IEEE Symposium on Parallel and Large-Data Visualization and Graphics 2003
EditorsClaudio T. Silva, Raghu Machiraju, Anton Koning
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages95-102
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)078038122X, 9780780381223
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2003
EventIEEE Symposium on Parallel and Large-Data Visualization and Graphics 2003, PVG 2003 - Seattle, United States
Duration: Oct 20 2003Oct 21 2003

Other

OtherIEEE Symposium on Parallel and Large-Data Visualization and Graphics 2003, PVG 2003
CountryUnited States
CitySeattle
Period10/20/0310/21/03

Keywords

  • Application software
  • Computational modeling
  • Computer graphics
  • Computer simulation
  • Data visualization
  • Hardware
  • Image processing
  • Large-scale systems
  • Load management
  • Rendering (computer graphics)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Information Systems

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    Muraki, S., Lum, E. B., Ma, K-L., Ogata, M., & Liu, X. (2003). A PC cluster system for simultaneous interactive volumetric modeling and visualization. In C. T. Silva, R. Machiraju, & A. Koning (Eds.), PVG 2003, Proceedings - IEEE Symposium on Parallel and Large-Data Visualization and Graphics 2003 (pp. 95-102). [1249047] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/PVGS.2003.1249047