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1 August 1990 Three-dimensional data visualization using DSP meshes
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This paper presents a parallel scheme for three dimensional data visualization at interactive rates. The scheme is particularly suitable for multiprocessor systems with distributed frame buffers and is currently implemented on an AT&T Pixel Machine, a parallel computer based on mesh connected digital signal processors with a distributed frame buffer. Nearly linear performance increase with the number of processors in the mesh is obtained by partitioning the original three dimensional data into sub-blocks and processing each sub-block in parallel. The approach is very flexible in implementing a variety of visualization techniques, such as volume compositing (translucent models), binary-class and percentage mixtures and surface based volume rendering.
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Yuh-Tay Liow, Mehmet Reha Civanlar, and Steven C. Dzik "Three-dimensional data visualization using DSP meshes", Proc. SPIE 1259, Extracting Meaning from Complex Data: Processing, Display, Interaction, (1 August 1990); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.19968
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