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EGPGV 2012

15. May 2012

If you were wondering what’s up with last week’s ‘Introducing Lunchbox’ post: There wasn’t one since I’ve been to the Eurographics Symposium on┬áParallel Graphics and Visualization to present our paper “Parallel Rendering on Hybrid Multi-GPU Clusters”. This week I’m attending Eurographics, but I’ll try to post the fourth article in the Lunchbox series by Friday.

Our paper presented a collection and evaluation of optimizations for medium-sized GPU clusters which use Multi-GPU NUMA nodes. This type of architecture is quite important, since it provides a cost-effective configuration for parallel rendering, since the host and network infrastructure cost is amortized over multiple GPUs. During this paper we found a few surprising insights (<cough>glFinish</cough>) on what optimizations are actually important.

Enough talk: The most important parts are summarized in our presention. Enjoy!

Four years of Equalizer

4. March 2009

Happy Birthday!

Last Sunday, we’ve passed the fourth anniversary of ‘Project Equalizer’, as it was called back then.

The name stuck, although we are way past a project definition. Equalizer has become a feature-rich, generic framework for creating parallel and scalable OpenGL applications.

Since last year, the code has matured considerably, and a lot of new exiting features such as load-balancing and DPlex (alternate frame rendering) support. Furthermore, the community has grown a lot and there are a couple of new users out there.

Since last year, the Equalizer project and community feels much more ‘serious’, something which can’t be expressed by features alone. The upcoming BOF and activity on the mailing list is a good indicator for this.

I am looking forward to another year of interesting tasks around parallel programming and 3D graphics!

Equalizer BOF at Eurographics 2009

16. February 2009

Good news everybody, we will be holding an Equalizer Birds-Of-a-Feather meeting during Eurographics’09 – mark your calenders:

– Place: Eurographics 2009, TU Munich
– Date: March 31, 15:00-16:30
– Room: To be announced

Co-located with EG is the Eurographics Symposium on Parallel Graphics and Visualization, so there is yet another good reason to come to Munich!

We are still looking for presentations, please contact me by end of February if you are working with Equalizer and would like to present your work.

Coincidentally, there is also a new poll: