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Display of Molecular Models with Interactive Graphics
January 1986 (vol. 6 no. 1)
pp. 26-31
John Staudhammer, University of Florida
Anoop Khurana, Advanced Micro Devices
This paper details a scheme for producing display images of atomic models. The scheme relies on a combination of a restricted atomic model, specialized sorting for visibility, and dedicated hardware to produce icons. Building such an imaging device became possible due to sharply decreasing costs of off-the-shelf memory chips and related support hardware. The device is a test bed for understanding the display procedure necessary for this task;insight gained from operation of the device is leading to guides for a reimplementation in dedicated bit-slice technology and specialized VLSI devices.

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John Staudhammer, Anoop Khurana, "Display of Molecular Models with Interactive Graphics," IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 26-31, Jan. 1986, doi:10.1109/MCG.1986.276608
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