Sort-First Parallel Volume Rendering

@article{Moloney2011SortFirstPV,
  title={Sort-First Parallel Volume Rendering},
  author={Brendan Moloney and Marco Ament and Daniel Weiskopf and Torsten M{\"o}ller},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics},
  year={2011},
  volume={17},
  pages={1164-1177}
}
Sort-first distributions have been studied and used far less than sort-last distributions for parallel volume rendering, especially when the data are too large to be replicated fully. We demonstrate that sort-first distributions are not only a viable method of performing data-scalable parallel volume rendering, but more importantly they allow for a range of rendering algorithms and techniques that are not efficient with sort-last distributions. Several of these algorithms are discussed and two… CONTINUE READING

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