In this paper we estimate the effectiveness of exploiting coherence in Parallel Ray Tracing. We present a loadbalancing technique which divides the original rendering problem in balanced subtasks and distribute them to independent processors through a Prediction Binary Tree (PBT). Furthermore the PBT allows to exploit temporal coherence among successive image frames. At each new frame, it updates the current PBT using a cost function which uses the previous rendering time as cost estimate. We also provide two heuristics which take advantage of data-locality. We assess the effectiveness of the proposed solution by running two experiments. The £rst one aims to investigate the accurancy of predictions made using the PBT. Results show that such predictions are quite accurate even considering a heavily unbalanced scene and a fast moving camera. The second experiment evaluates the two locality-aware heuristics showing a modest improvement.
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