Pixel-planes 5: a heterogeneous multiprocessor graphics system using processor-enhanced memories

@inproceedings{Fuchs1989Pixelplanes5A,
  title={Pixel-planes 5: a heterogeneous multiprocessor graphics system using processor-enhanced memories},
  author={Henry Fuchs and John Poulton and John G. Eyles and Trey Greer and Jack Goldfeather and David Ellsworth and Steven E. Molnar and Greg Turk and Brice Tebbs and Laura Israel},
  booktitle={SIGGRAPH},
  year={1989}
}
This paper introduces the architecture and initial algorithms for Pixel-Planes 5, a heterogeneous multi-computer designed both for high-speed polygon and sphere rendering (1M Phong-shaded triangles/second) and for supporting algorithm and application research in interactive 3D graphics. Techniques are described for volume rendering at multiple frames per second, font generation directly from conic spline descriptions, and rapid calculation of radiosity form-factors. The hardware consists of up… CONTINUE READING

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