[Beowulf] Povray + MPI

Brian R Smith brian at cypher.acomp.usf.edu
Tue Sep 20 06:13:22 PDT 2005

I went through this when trying to whip up a parallel ray tracing module
for creating VMD very-high resolution videos and images (4000+ x 4000+).
I searched high and low for a POVRAY version that was parallel but it
seems development has stopped.  I'm not sure if you absolutely need
POVRAY, but Tachyon is a really nice ray tracer that offers MPI support
and is actively maintained.



On Tue, 2005-09-20 at 11:59 +0200, award at andorra.ad wrote:
> Hello everybody.
> I'm looking for the MPI version of Povray, for a typical graphical demo
> (I'm asking for funds). My problem is I can find the MPI patch for Povray
> 3.1, but only the source code for Povray 3.5/3.6 . Substancial differences
> between 3.1 and 3.6 include the passage from C to C++, etc. ... it just
> won't work.
> Could anybody give me a pointer to either a compatible MPI Patch + Povray
> source, or a compiled version for RedHat 9 + Gcc 3.2.2 ? Any >= 3.0
> version would be fine.
> Best regards,
> Alan Ward
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