WIT Press


Hardware Platforms For Computer Graphics Visualization

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/VID930201

Volume

5

Pages

15

Published

1993

Size

788 kb

Author(s)

F. Gareeboo

Abstract

Hardware platforms for computer graphics visualization F. Gareeboo Datapath Ltd., Alfreton Rd., Derby DE2 4AD, UK ABSTRACT The purpose of this paper is to present the hardware platforms currently used at various levels for computer graphics visualization. The main parameters that characterize the different hardware platforms are described and methods explored to help in the selection of the most appropriate platform for particular visualisation tasks. The paper concludes with a methodology for the selection of appropriate hardware platforms for visualization. INTRODUCTION Visualization embraces both image understanding and image synthesis. That is visualisation is a tool both for interpreting image data fed into a computer, and for generating images from complex multi-dimensional data sets. It studies those mechanisms in humans and computers which allow them in concert to perceive, use and communicate visual information. Visualization unifies the largel

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