Practical Parallel Rendering

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Alan Chalmers, Erik Reinhard, Tim Davis
Taylor & Francis, Jun 26, 2002 - Computers - 384 pages
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Meeting the growing demands for speed and quality in rendering computer graphics images requires new techniques. Practical parallel rendering provides one of the most practical solutions. This book addresses the basic issues of rendering within a parallel or distributed computing environment, and considers the strengths and weaknesses of multiprocessor machines and networked render farms for graphics rendering. Case studies of working applications demonstrate, in detail, practical ways of dealing with complex issues involved in parallel processing.

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Contents

Introduction to Parallel Processing
3
Task Scheduling and Data Management
31
Parallel Global Illumination Algorithms
89
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Tim Davis, husband, and father of three, is a pastor at Westside Bible Church in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. He is a cancer survivor with a zeal for enjoying life and laughter-a zeal managed away from harmful extremes by his faith in, and growing devotion to, God. One of his mottos in life is "If it's not a time to be serious then it's a time to have fun, laugh and enjoy being alive." He tries to live that out at home, at church, in his internet endeavors at www.cybersalt.org, and on the speedway where he is known as "The Pastor of Disaster.

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