A functional view of parallel computer graphics

Abdallah, A. E. and Theoharis, T. (2001) A functional view of parallel computer graphics. In: Computer Systems and Applications, ACS/IEEE International Conference. IEEE Conference Publications, pp. 242-249. ISBN 0-7695-1165-1

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Abstract

The main purpose of this paper is to present a functional view of the fundamentals of the computer graphics process based on the classic polygonal model. There are several advantages for adopting such an approach. Firstly, the functional view is a natural abstraction of the problem. Secondly, many well known computer graphics optimization techniques can be directly obtained from the original specification by applying general and well understood transformational programming algebraic laws on functional expressions. Thirdly, a number of highly parallel implementations suited for various parallel architectures can be derived from the initial specification by a systematic application of general transformation strategies for parallelizing functional programs.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: synthetic image generation, parallel computer graphics, functional view, polygonal model, computer graphics optimization techniques, transformational programming algebraic laws, functional expressions, parallel architectures, functional programs, Computer graphics, Functional programming, Application software, Computer interfaces, Parallel architectures, Image generation, Layout, Pixel, Color, Aerospace simulation
Subjects: G400 Computer Science
Divisions: Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment > School of Computing and Digital Technology
Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment > School of Computing and Digital Technology > Cyber Security
UoA Collections > UoA11: Computer Science and Informatics
Depositing User: Oana-Andreea Dumitrascu
Date Deposited: 07 Apr 2017 10:32
Last Modified: 07 Apr 2017 10:32
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/4224

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