Issue No. 02 - February (1978 vol. 27)
D.C. Van Voorhis , IBM
An image can be represented by a two-dimensional array of "image points," which are sets of integers that each describe the color and intensity of a portion of the image. Image-processing operations require that an image or partial image be stored in a memory system that permits access to sequences of image points along any row or column of this image array and/or to the image points within small rectangular areas of the array. This paper describes a number of memory systems that permit access to 1 ? pq,pq ? 1 and/or p ? q subarrays of an image array, where p and q are design parameters.
parallel processor, Array processor, array storage, image processing, memory system, parallel memory
D. Van Voorhis and T. Morrin, "Memory Systems for Image Processing," in IEEE Transactions on Computers, vol. 27, no. , pp. 113-125, 1978.