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Elegant reduction algorithm on CS

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Hi Forum!

I need to reduce 2D texture.
For each Dispatch(), I reduce it 16x both directions on CS.
The biggest problem arises when I have the last step, say when texture is 8x5. For previous steps it is not such big.

I found next solution: store in CB for the last, not complete quads, their real denominators, and use it instead of division by 16*16.
CB data is changed on Resize() only, so I don’t need to update it every frame: I just store vector of them as reduction targets.

But I wonder: is there more elegant solution?

Here is a scratch:

static const uint gLumReductionTGSize = 16;

cbuffer CB
    uint cb_xGroupId;
    uint cb_xDenominator; //if GroupID.x == cb_xGroupId, use it. Otherwise - gLumReductionTGSize  
    uint cb_yGroupId;
    uint cb_yDenominator; //if GroupID.y == cb_yGroupId, use it. Otherwise - gLumReductionTGSize  

//Each time reduce by 16x16
[numthreads(gLumReductionTGSize, gLumReductionTGSize, 1)]
void main(uint3 GroupID : SV_GroupID, uint3 DispatchThreadId : SV_DispatchThreadID, uint ThreadIndex : SV_GroupIndex)
    // Will read 0 in case "out of bounds"
    float pixelLuminance = InputLumMap[DispatchThreadId.xy];

    // Store in shared memory
    LumSamples[ThreadIndex] = pixelLuminance;

    // Reduce
    for (uint s = NumThreads / 2; s > 0; s >>= 1)
        if (ThreadIndex < s)
            LumSamples[ThreadIndex] += LumSamples[ThreadIndex + s];


    if (ThreadIndex == 0)
        uint divX = (GroupID.x == cb_xGroupId) ? cb_xDenominator : gLumReductionTGSize;
        uint divY = (GroupID.y == cb_yGroupId) ? cb_yDenominator : gLumReductionTGSize;

        OutputLumMap[GroupID.xy] = LumSamples[0] / (divX* divY);

Thanks in advance!

Edited by Happy SDE

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