Netherlands / United States

Architectural Walk-Through Coupled with a Parallel Lighting Simulation

This architectural walk-through accurately depicts room lighting conditions using a parallel radiosity simulation that runs on a supercomputer. Every time a user changes the lighting conditions (lights switch on or off, colors change) the simulation computes the new room shading and sends the resulting model over a high-speed network for display on the ImmersaDesk at SC’98. Within seconds, the new lighting of the room can be evaluated.

Thanks to NCSA and Argonne National Laboratory for supercomputing resources.


Wilfred Janssen
Academic Computing Services Amsterdam (SARA)
The Netherlands


Wilfred Janssen, Edward Breedveld and Anton Koning
The Netherlands

Wather Roelen
Calibre bv
The Netherlands

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