Issue No.03 - May/June (2008 vol.14)
Chromium Renderserver (CRRS) is software infrastruc-ture that provides the ability for one or more users to run and view image output from unmodified, interactive OpenGL and X11 applications on a remote, parallel computational platform equipped with graphics hardware accelerators via industry-standard Layer 7 network proto-cols and client viewers. The new contributions of this work include a solution to the problem of synchronizing X11 and OpenGL command streams, remote delivery of parallel hardware accelerated rendering, and a performance anal-ysis of several different optimizations that are generally applicable to a variety of rendering architectures. CRRS is fully operational, Open Source software. imagery and sending it to a remote viewer.
remote visualization, remote rendering, parallel rendering, virtual network computer, collaborative visualization, distance visualization
Brian Paul, Sean Ahern, Wes Bethel, Eric Brugger, Rich Cook, Jamison Daniel, Ken Lewis, Jens Owen, Dale Southard, "Chromium Renderserver: Scalable and Open Remote Rendering Infrastructure", IEEE Transactions on Visualization & Computer Graphics, vol.14, no. 3, pp. 627-639, May/June 2008, doi:10.1109/TVCG.2007.70631