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Parallel Programming for Computer Vision
November/December 1991 (vol. 8 no. 6)
pp. 51-59

Two Unix environments developed for programming parallel computers to handle image-processing and vision applications are described. Visx is a portable environment for the development of vision applications that has been used for many years on serial computers in research. Visx was adapted to run on a multiprocessor with modest parallelism by using functional decomposition and standard operating-system capabilities to exploit the parallel hardware. Paragon is a high-level environment for multiprocessor systems that has facilities for both functional decomposition and data partitioning. It provides primitives that will work efficiently on several parallel-processing systems. Paragon's primitives can be used to build special image-processing operations, allowing one's own programming environment to be grown naturally.

Index Terms:
parallel programming; computer vision; Unix environments; Visx; portable environment; multiprocessor; functional decomposition; Paragon; high-level environment; functional decomposition; data partitioning; computer vision; parallel programming; programming environments; Unix
Citation:
Anthony P. Reeves, "Parallel Programming for Computer Vision," IEEE Software, vol. 8, no. 6, pp. 51-59, Nov.-Dec. 1991, doi:10.1109/52.103577
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