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A New-Generation Imaging Platform With Integrated Pixel-Polygon Processing: The Titan Graphics Supercomputer
Author(s): Thomas L. Steding
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Paper Abstract

Image processing applications have traditionally been the domain of special-purpose pixel-processing machines. But with the introduction of graphics supercomputers last year, an entirely new class of imaging platforms has emerged. This class integrates into a single hardware platform the imaging functions that previously required multiple platforms, and provides a level of computational capability equal to, and in some cases greater than, that offered by specialized pixel-processing machines. At the same time, this new class offers a wider range of related computional and visualization features, such as geometry processing, real-time floating-point computation, compositing, high-level languages, and support for multiple users, among others.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 July 1989
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 1074, Imaging Workstations, (24 July 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.952599
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Thomas L. Steding, Ardent Computer Corporation (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1074:
Imaging Workstations
Roger R. A. Morton, Editor(s)

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