Accession Number : ADA221486


Title :   A Programming Environment for Parallel Vision Algorithms


Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. Feb 1988-Dec 1989


Corporate Author : ROCHESTER UNIV NY DEPT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE


Personal Author(s) : Brown, Christopher


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a221486.pdf


Report Date : 11 Apr 1990


Pagination or Media Count : 99


Abstract : This contract developed and disseminated papers, ideas, algorithms, analysis, software, applications, and implementations for parallel programming environments for computer vision and for vision applications. The work has been widely reported and highly influential. The most significant work centered on the Butterfly Parallel Processor, the MaxVideo pipelined parallel image processor, and the development of the real-time computer vision laboratory. For the Butterfly, the Psyche multi-model operating system was developed and the CONSUL autoparallelizing compiler was designed. Much basic and influential performance monitoring and debugging work was completed, resulting in working systems and novel algorithms. There was also significant research in systems and applications using other parallel architectures in the laboratory, such as the MaxVideo parallel pipelined image processor. The contract developed a heterogeneous parallel architecture involving pipelined and MIMD parallelism and integrated it with a robot head.


Descriptors :   *ROBOTICS , *VISION , *PARALLEL PROCESSING , *COMPUTER GRAPHICS , *COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE , COMPUTER PROGRAMMING , PARALLEL PROCESSORS , PROCESSING EQUIPMENT , HETEROGENEITY , COMPILERS , REAL TIME , MONITORING , IMAGE PROCESSING , DEBUGGING(COMPUTERS) , COMPUTER PROGRAMS , ALGORITHMS


Subject Categories : Computer Hardware
      Cybernetics
      Bionics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE