I’ve done extensive performance profiling and optimization of Slicer’s scene management. For large atlas scenes loading/import speed is about 2x faster, scene closing is about 10-20x faster.
Typical processing times BrainAtlas2012.mrb: • Load: 39.0 sec => 25.2 sec (1.5x) • Import (in addition to one atlas already in the scene): 91.9 sec => 32.1 sec (2.9x) • Scene close: 21.4 sec => 1.1 sec (19x)
This CTK modification was also applied to obtain the above results: https://github.com/commontk/CTK/pull/378
Each commit in this branch can be reviewed and merged independently.