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.
M. Goebel and D. Kroemker, "A Multi-Microprocessor GKS Workstation," in IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, vol. 6, no. , pp. 54-60, 1986.