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.