In the past, I always tried to be good and put accepted papers on the web to share, but usually only as a direct link, that – well – tended to get lost or forgotten very soon. Sure, there’s my “publications” page at SCI, but that required copying the pdf to a magic location on a remote node’s file system, (remote-)editing the HTML files, setting permissions correctly, etcpp … which usually meant this turned into a giant mess … which turned into a “well, I’ll finish that tomorrow”, which … well, you get the point.
So from now on, what I’m going to do is always share accepted papers here on the blog; this not only to makes it way easier to publish those through wordpress, it also means they’ll be more easily findable by google, and, in particular, you can actually post comments and questions to a given paper if you so desired – and even better, I can actually answer them, add updates, etc. Yay!
Anyway, for the first such installment: Here a preprint of our “Compressed Leaf” BVHes (a recent extension to Embree to allow saving memory without losing much performance) that just got accepted at HPG 2018, and will thus be presented at Vancouver. Of course, all the real work in that paper was Carsten’s (I just helped with the writing), so if you have some real questions you’ll probably have to ask him ;-).
Also one note: The version of the paper here is a un-shortened version – it’s basically the originally submitted version with the reviewer’s comments addressed (well, mostly), but without having been shortened down to the 4 pages that it has been allocated as a short paper. As such, I hope it can server as a additional source of information; but note that the only “real” official version will be the short one in the ACM digital library.
With that, here’s the final link to the paper (in PDF) – I hope it’ll be useful!