In this demo with Adam Welc, Ph.D., Senior Research Scientist, Intel:
- By treating the prototype chip as a “server farm” the chip is able to divide the work involved in calculating the motion of interactive cloth.
- Researchers use the “Actor” model, commonly used in server farms, which treats each core as an independent worker to own and process one piece of the cloth.
- Leveraging the standard HTTP web protocol, the browser distributes pieces of the cloth across the actor server farm, allows them to calculate the location of their piece of the cloth at the next time step, collects the results, and displays the combined image.
This podcast is from the live webcast at the Clift Hotel in San Francisco on December 2, 2009. This demo followed Intel CTO, Justin Rattner’s opening remarks on the Single-Chip Cloud Computer, the latest Intel Labs milestone in the Intel Tera-scale Computing Research Program.