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  • Main Title Parallel sphere rendering


  • Author: Krogh, M.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Hansen, C.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Painter, J.
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States)
  • Author: de Verdiere, G.C.
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: CEA Centre d`Etudes de Limeil, 94 - Villeneuve-Saint-Georges (France)


  • Sponsor: United States. Department of Energy.
    Contributor Type: Organization
    Contributor Info: USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)


  • Name: Los Alamos National Laboratory
    Place of Publication: New Mexico
    Additional Info: Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States)


  • Creation: 1995-05-01


  • English


  • Content Description: Sphere rendering is an important method for visualizing molecular dynamics data. This paper presents a parallel divide-and-conquer algorithm that is almost 90 times faster than current graphics workstations. To render extremely large data sets and large images, the algorithm uses the MIMD features of the supercomputers to divide up the data, render independent partial images, and then finally composite the multiple partial images using an optimal method. The algorithm and performance results are presented for the CM-5 and the T3D.
  • Physical Description: 15 p.


  • Keyword: Supercomputers
  • STI Subject Categories: 99 Mathematics, Computers, Information Science, Management, Law, Miscellaneous
  • Keyword: Parallel Processing
  • Keyword: Algorithms
  • Keyword: Images
  • Keyword: Dynamics
  • Keyword: Image Processing
  • Keyword: Molecules


  • Conference: Parallel rendering symposium, Atlanta, GA (United States), 24 Oct 1995


  • Name: Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical Reports
    Code: OSTI


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Article


  • Text


  • Other: DE95010882
  • Report No.: LA-UR--95-1169
  • Report No.: CONF-9510137--1
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 90358
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc794439


  • Display Note: OSTI as DE95010882