“Computing in The Fast Lane: Super-Systems for Computer Graphics” Moderated by Richard A. Weinberg

  • ©Michael A. Cosman, Joseph M. Cychosz, Gary Demos, Koichi Omura, and Rodney Stock



Entry Number: 02


    Computing in The Fast Lane: Super-Systems for Computer Graphics




    This panel discusses the very high end of the computational spectrum as applied to computer graphics. Contrasts are drawn between the largest scale systems used for generating images: the supercomputers, the flight simulators and the special purpose graphics systems. Each of these systems is capable of computing in excess of 100 million arithmetic operations per second. The panel discusses contrasting architectural features, programming, price/ performance, complexity, utility, philosophy, numerical accuracy, speed requirements and evolutionary trends.

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