Accession Number:

ADA126695

Title:

Third Generation Graphics for Distributed Systems,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

STANFORD UNIV CA DEPT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE

Report Date:

1983-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

37.0

Abstract:

The Stanford Network Graphics Project has the goal of providing high-quality interactive graphics over both local-area and long-haul networks. Specifically, a user sitting at an intelligent workstation should have simultaneous access to a variety of graphical and non-graphicl applications distributed throughout an internetwork. Interaction with these applications must be responsive, which, requires that much of the interaction be handled by the workstation itself. To do so the workstation must deal in terms of high-level objects, rather than graphical output primitives. That is, it must provide both modeling and viewing facilities in contrast to contemporary graphics systems. This paper describes the system architecture we have developed and the hardware and software components we are using to realize this architecture in the Standford University Network environment. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Computer Hardware
  • Computer Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE