Electrical Engineering
      and Computer Sciences

Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

UC Berkeley

Multiprocessor Strategies for Ray-Tracing

Robert Francis Boothe

EECS Department
University of California, Berkeley
Technical Report No. UCB/CSD-89-534
September 1989

http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/Pubs/TechRpts/1989/CSD-89-534.pdf

Ray-tracing is often suggested as a problem which is well suited for execution on multiprocessors. It is characterized by having abundant parallelism, a very small sequential part, and aggravatingly long run-times. For simple will behaved scenes, linear speedup is easily achievable. However for realistic scenes which are typically both complex and non-uniformly distributed, parallel ray-tracing is a challenging problem. This thesis evaluates and compares implementations of a sophisticated ray-tracer on both shared memory and distributed memory machines.


BibTeX citation:

@techreport{Boothe:CSD-89-534,
    Author = {Boothe, Robert Francis},
    Title = {Multiprocessor Strategies for Ray-Tracing},
    Institution = {EECS Department, University of California, Berkeley},
    Year = {1989},
    Month = {Sep},
    URL = {http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/Pubs/TechRpts/1989/5899.html},
    Number = {UCB/CSD-89-534},
    Abstract = {Ray-tracing is often suggested as a problem which is well suited for execution on multiprocessors. It is characterized by having abundant parallelism, a very small sequential part, and aggravatingly long run-times. For simple will behaved scenes, linear speedup is easily achievable. However for realistic scenes which are typically both complex and non-uniformly distributed, parallel ray-tracing is a challenging problem. This thesis evaluates and compares implementations of a sophisticated ray-tracer on both shared memory and distributed memory machines.}
}

EndNote citation:

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%T Multiprocessor Strategies for Ray-Tracing
%I EECS Department, University of California, Berkeley
%D 1989
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