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Graduate Intern at Intel - Parallel Ray-Tracing
By dcfrogle Posted on 01/04/11 1
Ray-tracing is a classic example of an embarrassingly parallel algorithm; since each pixel is typically independent of the rest, theoretically every pixel can be done in parallel (given enough cores). However, practically speaking the algorithm is usually parallelized on significantly fewer cores...
Graduate Intern at Intel - Parallel N-Body
By dcfrogle Posted on 01/04/11 0
The N-Body problem is a classic example used frequently to demonstrate parallelization and how it improves performance. Originally my mentor at Intel told me that he wanted to create an n-body demo because he didn't have one yet despite it being so common. That's when I told him, "I've already go...
Graduate Intern at Intel - Parallel Mandelbrot
By dcfrogle Posted on 01/04/11 1
Three years ago, as I was finishing my undergraduate degree, I was hired as an intern at Intel to work with the Intel Software College. During those six months, I gained an appreciation for the usefulness of and the growing need for parallel programming. When I decided to go back to school for a ...