Net Juggler is an open source library that turns a commodity component cluster running the VR Juggler platform on each node into a single VR Juggler image cluster. Application parallelization is transparent to the user and leads to high performance executions even with limited bandwidth networks.
In this paper, we present SoftGenLock, an open source software that enables genlock and active stereo on commodity graphics cards. SoftGenLock is implemented on top of Linux. It does not require any hardware modification of the graphics card. Rather than to gain total control on signal generation, which would make the software deeply dependent on the… (More)
Data-parallel languages ooer a programming model struc-tured and easy to understand. The challenge consists in taking advantage of the power of present parallel architectures by a compilation process allowing to reduce the number and the complexity of synchronizations. In this paper, we clearly separate the synchronous programming model from the… (More)
—This paper describes a new fast and scalable parallel algorithm to automatically determine catchment basin of rivers in large digital elevation models (DEM for short). This algorithms is based on the construction of a minimal spanning tree, via a hierarchy of graphs, modeling the water route on the DEM. It does not need any preprocessing like stream… (More)
Nowadays, most of distributed architectures are easily scalable MIMD (Multiple Instruction streams, Multiple Data streams) parallel computers or networks of workstations. The challenge consists in taking advantage of the power of these architectures. It has been shown that data-parallel languages offer both a programming model easy to understand and several… (More)
This paper describes a new fast and scalable parallel algorithm to compute global flow accumulation for automatic drainage network extraction in large digital elevation models (DEM for short). Our method uses the D8 model to compute the flow directions for all pixels in the DEM (except NODATA and oceans). A parallel spanning tree algorithm is proposed to… (More)
— Distributed applications running on clusters may be composed of several components with very different performance requirements. The FlowVR middleware allows the developer to deploy such applications and to define communication and synchronization schemes between components without modifying the code. While it eases the creation of mappings, FlowVR does… (More)
Performance of distributed applications largely depends on the mapping of their components on the underlying architecture. On one side, component-based approaches provide an abstraction suitable for development, but on the other side, actual hardware becomes every day more complex and heterogeneous. Despite this increasing gap, mapping components to… (More)