A Classification Scheme for Rendering Algorithms on Parallel Computers
In recent years, the size of data sets in applications such as scientific visualization and virtual reality, have been continously growing. In High Performance Computing (HPC), parallel computers are used to reduce the total rendering time of these data sets. Shared memory architecture computers are nowadays widely used, but distributed memory computers promise better performance due to their scalability. At the Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics, parallel computer graphics research  is carried out using both these architectures.
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