Jan Bækgaard Pedersen

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Working with polygonal models that contain tens of millions of polygons or more is difficult because such models tend not to fit into the core memory of a typical workstation. Even models of only a few million polygons are too large. A typical workstation has a gigabyte of memory, but these large models require an order of magnitude more. Rendering and(More)
This paper describes an implementation of resumable and mobile processes for a new process-oriented language called ProcessJ. ProcessJ is based on CSP and the π-calculus; it is structurally very close to occam-π, but the syntax is much closer to the imperative part of Java (with new constructs added for process orientation). One of the targets of ProcessJ(More)
As polygonal models rapidly grow to sizes orders of magnitudes bigger than the memory of commodity workstations, a viable approach to simplifying such models is parallel mesh simplification algorithms. A naïve approach that divides the model into a number of equally sized chunks and distributes them to a number of potentially heterogeneous workstations is(More)
Message passing programs commonly use buffers to avoid unnecessary synchronizations and to improve performance by overlapping communication with computation. Unfortunately , using buffers makes the program no longer portable, potentially unable to complete on systems without a sufficient number of buffers. Effective buffer use entails that the minimum(More)
With the commercial development of multicore processors, the challenges of writing multithreaded programs to take advantage of these new hardware architectures are becoming more and more pertinent. Concurrent programming is necessary to achieve the performance that the hardware offers. Traditional approaches present concurrency as an <i>advanced</i> topic:(More)
The Santa Claus problem provides an excellent exercise in concurrent programming and can be used to show the simplicity or complexity of solving problems using a particular set of concurrency mechanisms and offers a comparison of these mechanisms. Shared-memory constructs, message passing constructs, and process oriented constructs will be used in various(More)