Practical Parallel Rendering
Alan Chalmers, Timothy Davis and Erik Reinhard (editors)
|Practical Parallel Rendering|
The ever increasing computational demands associated with rendering
has meant that parallel rendering is almost as old as rendering
itself. However, the full potential parallel processing has to offer
of producing wonderful images in reasonable times has always seemed to
allude those striving for this "holy grail".
While parallel processing on a low number of processors is relatively
straightforward, the challenge comes when confronting an
implementation on a large system. Here the overheads associated with
the processors working together can rapidly dominate and lead to the
frustration of a solution time of more than that which was achievable
on a single processor. And yet it is precisely these larger systems
which offer the computational performance we seek.
The aim of this book is to describe the problems associated with
parallel rendering, provide a methodology as to how these problems can
be minimized and demonstrate how, with care, it is indeed possible to
achieve efficient parallel rendering.
This book will be published by AKPeters in the summer of 2002
under ISBN 1-56881-179-9. It has 380 pages plus 8 pages of
color. It should be out by Siggraph where it will be
available from AKPeters at booth