Natural Sciences Publishing (NSP)
In this paper, the authors propose a distributed rendering mechanism for image data using multiple servers. Since line extraction of large images requires high computation overhead to render an image, a client divides it into several image pieces. Each piece is sent to a different server, which then performs the rendering. A client then merges the rendered pieces into one output image. The proposed method enables large image data to be rendered by a collaboration of multiple servers with reasonable processing and communication cost.