Julia Maps: A Fractal Renderer in HTML 5 Launches on Google Labs

Google today launched "Julia Map," a fractal renderer in HTML 5 and JavaScript. Julia sets are fractals that were studied by the French mathematician Gaston Julia in the early 1920s.Each pixel requires the computation of a series of numbers and a measurement of the convergence or divergence of the series. Each image usually consists of […]

Google today launched "Julia Map," a fractal renderer in HTML 5 and JavaScript. Julia sets are fractals that were studied by the French mathematician Gaston Julia in the early 1920s.

Each pixel requires the computation of a series of numbers and a measurement of the convergence or divergence of the series. Each image usually consists of millions of numbers. Modern browsers have optimized JavaScript execution up to a point where it's now possible to render fractals like the Julia setsin a few seconds.

Julia Map uses the Google Maps API to zoom and pan into the fractals. The images are computed with HTML 5 canvas. Each image generally requires millions of floating point operations. Web workers spread the heavy calculations on all cores of the machine.

Click on the link below to dive in to infinity! (Supported on Chrome 8, Firefox 3.6, Safari 5 and above).

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