Evaluation of Multicomputers for Image Processing - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780127069623, 9780323154284

Evaluation of Multicomputers for Image Processing

1st Edition

Editors: L. Uhr
eBook ISBN: 9780323154284
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 7th January 1987
Page Count: 360
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Evaluation of Multicomputers for Imaging Processing covers the proceedings of the 1984 Tanque Verde Workshop, held in Tucson. This book is organized into four parts encompassing 17 chapters that summarize the benchmark evaluation efforts specific to multicomputer systems designed for the efficient execution of image processing tasks. The first part considers the basic problem of benchmarking and presents an evaluation procedure or sets of instructions for establishing benchmark routines, tasks, and procedures. The next part deals with the simulation and evaluation. This part first examines semiconductor chips designed for use in imaging processing followed by the presentation of formulas for measuring algorithms, architecture efficiency, speedup, and processing element utilization for SIMD/MIMD multicomputers. This part also considers the image processing systems composed of various types of networks of processing elements. The third part describes a content-addressable array and its applications to machine vision, as well as the architecture and programming methods of the WARP multicomputer. This part further looks into the elevation measurements techniques by registering stereo pairs obtained from aerial photography using ""pass point"" correlation methods. The concluding part highlights the hardware implementations of general-purpose image processing systems with associated performance evaluations. Computer scientists and engineers will greatly benefit from this book.

Table of Contents



I Benchmarking

How Not to Benchmark Image Processors

On Benchmarks: Dynamically Improving Experimental Comparisons

Benchmark Results: The Abingdon Cross

II Simulation and Evaluation

An Evaluation of Some Chips for Image Processing

Simulation of Large Networks of Processors by Smaller Ones

Higher Level Operations Using Processor Arrays

An Algorithmic Comparison of Meshes and Pyramids

Constructing Multilevel Multicomputer Networks

Simulation Based Performance Measures for SIMD/MIMD Processing

III Applications and Techniques

Closing the Feedback Loop in Machine Vision

Vision on a Systolic Array Machine

Scaling and Rotation Registration

Permutation and Rotation Functions for the Massively Parallel Processor

Computer Configurations for the Processing of Diagnostic Imagery in Histopathology

Application of Parallel Processing for Automatic Inspection of Printed Circuits

IV Hardware

A Data-Driven VLSI Image Processor (ImPP): A LSI Version of TIP

High-Speed Image Processor: TOSPIX-II




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