Parallel rendering of 3D AMR data on the SGI/Cray T3E

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Abstract

This paper describes work-in-progress on developing parallel visualization strategies for 3D Adaptive Mesh Refinement (AMR) data. AMR is a simple and powerful tool for modeling many important scientific and engineering problems. However visualization tools for 3D AMR data are not generally available. Converting AMR data onto a uniform mesh would result in high storage requirements, and rendering the uniform-mesh data on an average graphics workstation can be painfully slow if not impossible. The adaptive nature of the embedded mesh demands sophisticated visualization calculations. In this work, we compare the performance and storage requirements of a parallel volume renderer for regular-mesh data with a new parallel renderer based on adaptive sampling. While both renderers can achieve interactive visualization, the new approach offers significant performance gains, as indicated by our experiments on the SGI/Cray T3E.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - Frontiers 1999, 7th Symposium on the Frontiers of Massively Parallel Computation
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages138-145
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)0769500870, 9780769500874
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1999
Externally publishedYes
Event7th Symposium on the Frontiers of Massively Parallel Computation, Frontiers 1999 - Annapolis, United States
Duration: Feb 21 1999Feb 25 1999

Other

Other7th Symposium on the Frontiers of Massively Parallel Computation, Frontiers 1999
CountryUnited States
CityAnnapolis
Period2/21/992/25/99

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Modeling and Simulation

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