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Experience With A Programmable Imaging Accelerator
Author(s): Nick England
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Paper Abstract

Workstations have a large number of advantages for use as a personal computing resource. Unfortunately, currently these machines do not have enough performance to provide interactive 2-D and 3-D imaging capability, and aren't likely to in the foreseeable future. Consequently, they must be accelerated in some fashion. Accelerators need to be physically, visually, and computationally integrated with the workstation to be of maximum effectiveness. Furthermore, the rapidly changing requirements and increasing functionality of today's applications demand a high level of flexibility, impossible to meet with a traditional hardwired image processor architecture. This paper will describe the development of one form of the new breed of imaging accelerator and experiences (and lessons learned) from its application to a variety of problems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 July 1989
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1074, Imaging Workstations, (24 July 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.952578
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Nick England, Sun Microsystems, Inc. (United States)

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

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