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20 October 1993 Parallel software requirements to the design of a general architecture: application to the image processing
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A great number of parallel computer architectures have been proposed, whether they are SIMD machines (Single Instruction Multiple Data) with lots of quite simple processors, or MIMD machines (Multiple Instruction Multiple Data) containing few, but powerful processors. Each one claims to offer some kind of an optimality at the hardware level. But implementing parallel image processing algorithms to make them run in real time will remain a real challenge; it addresses rather the control of communication networks between processors (message passing, circuit switching..) or the computing model (e.g. data parallel model). In that respect, our goal here is to point out some algorithmic needs to distribute image processing operators. They will be translated first in terms of programming models, more general then image processing applications, and then as hardware properties of the processor network. In that way, we do not design yet another parallel machine dedicated to image processing, but a more general parallel architecture which one will be able to efficiently implement different kinds of programming models.
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Patrick J. Bonnin, Brigitte Hoeltzener-Douarin, N. Aubin, S. Cartier, Thierry Porcher, P. Fiorini, and Bertrand Zavidovique "Parallel software requirements to the design of a general architecture: application to the image processing", Proc. SPIE 2028, Applications of Digital Image Processing XVI, (20 October 1993);

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