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A Portable, Parallel, Real-Time Animation-System for Turbulent Fluids

: Bryborn, M.; Klein, R.; May, T.; Schneider, S.; Weber, A.

Shen, X. ; International Association of Science and Technology for Development -IASTED-:
Parallel and Distributed Computing and Systems. Proceedings of the IASTED International Conference
Anaheim: IASTED/ACTA Press, 2000
ISBN: 0-88986-304-0
International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Computing Systems <12, 2000, Las Vegas/Nev.>
Conference Paper
Fraunhofer IGD ()
Parallel Algorithms; distributed algorithms; performance evaluation; performance measurement; fluid simulation; volume rendering

We describe our parallelization of an unconditionally stable solution scheme of the Navier-Stokes equation that has recentlybeen used for animation purposes. Our parallelization gives good speed-ups on current multi-processor workstations. These speed-ups close the gap that existed towards real time animation for several 3D-examples. In addition to parallelizing the solver software the integration of a fast 3D-volume renderer into the parallel framework has been an important step to achieve this goal. Our parallelization is portable on workstations and PC s running under the UNIX or the WIN32 operating systems.