Distributed Parallel Particle Advection using Work Requesting

Cornelius Müller, David Camp, Bernd Hentschel, Christoph Garth
IEEE Symposium on Large-Scale Data Analysis and Visualization (LDAV) (2013)

Particle advection is an important vector field visualization technique that is difficult to apply to very large data sets in a distributed setting due to scalability limitations in existing algorithms. In this paper, we report on several experiments using work requesting dynamic scheduling which achieves balanced work distribution on arbitrary problems with minimal communication overhead. We present a corresponding prototype implementation, provide and analyze benchmark results, and compare our results to an existing algorithm.

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