Issue No.07 - July (1986 vol.6)
Martin Goebel , Technische Hochschule Darmstadt
Detlef Kroemker , Technische Hochschule Darmstadt
Implementers of graphical application sytems hesitate to interface their applications to the GKS standard not only because GKS functionality seems to be less suffcient for a particular application but also because the use of GKS-as it is offered in portable software implementions-uaually means a loss of system performance. This article describes an installation of GKS on a multi-microprocessor that is based on functional distribution principles as well as on the object-oriented distribution of a graphics system. The main concepts and advantages of a GKS workstation using more than one processing unit with at least one output pipeline are described. The flexibility of this approach opens a perspective view to a GKS workststion that is configurable to application requirements.
Martin Goebel, Detlef Kroemker, "A Multi-Microprocessor GKS Workstation", IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, vol.6, no. 7, pp. 54-60, July 1986, doi:10.1109/MCG.1986.276818