Volkit: A Performance-Portable Computer Vision Library for 3D Volumetric Data

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PubDate: Mar 2022

Teams: University of Cologne;UC San Diego

Writers: Stefan Zellmann, Giovanni Aguirre, Jürgen P. Schulze

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Abstract

We present volkit, an open source library with high performance implementations of image manipulation and computer vision algorithms that focus on 3D volumetric representations. Volkit implements a cross-platform, performance-portable API targeting both CPUs and GPUs that defers data and resource movement and hides them from the application developer using a managed API. We use volkit to process medical and simulation data that is rendered in VR and consequently integrated the library into the C++ virtual reality software CalVR. The paper presents case studies and performance results and by that demonstrates the library’s effectiveness and the efficiency of this approach.

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