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Proteus: a reconfigurable computational network for computer vision
Author(s): Robert M. Haralick; Arun K. Somani; Craig M. Wittenbrink; Robert Johnson; Kenneth Cooper; Linda G. Shapiro; Ihsin T. Phillips; Jenq Neng Hwang; William Cheung; Yung Hsi Yao; Chung-Ho Chen; Larry Yang; Brian Daugherty; Bob Lorbeski; Kent Loving; Tom Miller; Larye Parkins; Steven L. Soos
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Paper Abstract

The Proteus architecture is a highly parallel MIMD, multiple instruction, multiple-data machine, optimized for large granularity tasks such as machine vision and image processing The system can achieve 20 Giga-flops (80 Giga-flops peak). It accepts data via multiple serial links at a rate of up to 640 megabytes/second. The system employs a hierarchical reconfigurable interconnection network with the highest level being a circuit switched Enhanced Hypercube serial interconnection network for internal data transfers. The system is designed to use 256 to 1,024 RISC processors. The processors use one megabyte external Read/Write Allocating Caches for reduced multiprocessor contention. The system detects, locates, and replaces faulty subsystems using redundant hardware to facilitate fault tolerance. The parallelism is directly controllable through an advanced software system for partitioning, scheduling, and development. System software includes a translator for the INSIGHT language, a parallel debugger, low and high level simulators, and a message passing system for all control needs. Image processing application software includes a variety of point operators neighborhood, operators, convolution, and the mathematical morphology operations of binary and gray scale dilation, erosion, opening, and closing.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 April 1992
PDF: 23 pages
Proc. SPIE 1659, Image Processing and Interchange: Implementation and Systems, (30 April 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.58396
Show Author Affiliations
Robert M. Haralick, Univ. of Washington (United States)
Arun K. Somani, Univ. of Washington (United States)
Craig M. Wittenbrink, Univ. of Washington (United States)
Robert Johnson, Univ. of Washington (United States)
Kenneth Cooper, Univ. of Washington (United States)
Linda G. Shapiro, Univ. of Washington (United States)
Ihsin T. Phillips, Univ. of Washington (United States)
Jenq Neng Hwang, Univ. of Washington (United States)
William Cheung, Univ. of Washington (United States)
Yung Hsi Yao, Univ. of Washington (United States)
Chung-Ho Chen, Univ. of Washington (United States)
Larry Yang, Univ. of Washington (United States)
Brian Daugherty, Univ. of Washington (United States)
Bob Lorbeski, Univ. of Washington (United States)
Kent Loving, Univ. of Washington (United States)
Tom Miller, Univ. of Washington (United States)
Larye Parkins, Univ. of Washington (United States)
Steven L. Soos, Univ. of Washington (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1659:
Image Processing and Interchange: Implementation and Systems
Ronald B. Arps; William K. Pratt, Editor(s)

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