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2014 47th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (1997)
Maui, Hawaii
Jan. 3, 1997 to Jan. 6, 1997
ISSN: 1060-3425
ISBN: 0-8186-7743-0
pp: 596
ABSTRACT
In this paper, a case study is presented which is aimed at investigating the performance of several parallel versions of the POV{Ray raytracing package implemented on a workstation cluster using the MPI message passing library. Based on a manager/worker scheme, variants of workload partitioning and message scheduling strategies, in conjunction with different task granularities, are evaluated with respect to their runtime behavior. The results indicate that dynamic, adaptive strategies are required to cope with both the unbalanced workload characteristics of the parallel raytracing application and the different computational capabilities of the machines in a workstation cluster environment.
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CITATION
"Parallel Raytracing: A Case Study on Partitioning and Scheduling on Workstation Clusters", 2014 47th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, vol. 01, no. , pp. 596, 1997, doi:10.1109/HICSS.1997.10008
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