jrMandel is a command line, parallel Mandelbrot set fractal renderer. It is specially designed to render high-resolution fractal images taking advantage of parallel processing, either by using multiple threads of execution (and thus suitable to run on multi-core processors) or by using a Parallel Virtual Machine (PVM) to distribute the tasks among the nodes of a computer cluster. jrMandel can also render fractals without using any parallelism, in order to compare the efficiency between parallel and non-parallel runs.
|Tags||Scientific/Engineering Mathematics Clustering/Distributed Networks|
|Operating Systems||OS Independent|
Release Notes: This release fixes compilation when PVM is not installed.
Release Notes: First public version. Mandelbrot set is the only fractal supported at the moment. Generators supported: stand-alone, threaded, and PVM (Parallel Virtual Machine). Output supported: PGM (Portable Graymap) and null output.