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Parallelization of filling algorithms on distributed memory machines using the point containment paradigm

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  • Computer Science
  • Logic
  • Mathematics

Abstract

The point containment predicate which specifies if a point is part of a mathematically well-defined object is a crucial problem in computer graphics. Point-driven algorithms can be executed for several points in parallel as there is no interdependence among the computations for different points. The paper presents a variety of parallel configurations to counteract the main disadvantage of the point-driven algorithm: its slowness on a standard uniprocessor software implementation for interactive editing and manipulation

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