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

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Adaptive Mesh Refinement
Rendering
Visualization
Mesh
Adaptive Sampling
Requirements
Sampling
Engineering
Modeling
Experiments
Experiment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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Ma, K-L. (1999). Parallel rendering of 3D AMR data on the SGI/Cray T3E. In Proceedings - Frontiers 1999, 7th Symposium on the Frontiers of Massively Parallel Computation (pp. 138-145). [750593] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/FMPC.1999.750593

Parallel rendering of 3D AMR data on the SGI/Cray T3E. / Ma, Kwan-Liu.

Proceedings - Frontiers 1999, 7th Symposium on the Frontiers of Massively Parallel Computation. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 1999. p. 138-145 750593.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Ma, K-L 1999, Parallel rendering of 3D AMR data on the SGI/Cray T3E. in Proceedings - Frontiers 1999, 7th Symposium on the Frontiers of Massively Parallel Computation., 750593, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., pp. 138-145, 7th Symposium on the Frontiers of Massively Parallel Computation, Frontiers 1999, Annapolis, United States, 2/21/99. https://doi.org/10.1109/FMPC.1999.750593
Ma K-L. Parallel rendering of 3D AMR data on the SGI/Cray T3E. In Proceedings - Frontiers 1999, 7th Symposium on the Frontiers of Massively Parallel Computation. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. 1999. p. 138-145. 750593 https://doi.org/10.1109/FMPC.1999.750593
Ma, Kwan-Liu. / Parallel rendering of 3D AMR data on the SGI/Cray T3E. Proceedings - Frontiers 1999, 7th Symposium on the Frontiers of Massively Parallel Computation. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 1999. pp. 138-145
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