SIMD-MIMD Processor Architectures Applied to Image Processing


SM-IMP - 8849

Work Area: Basic Aspects of Multiple Computing Agents

Keywords computer architectures, parallel processing, VLSI design, transputers, image processing and image coding


Start Date: to be announced / Status: starting

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Abstract SM-IMP aims to explore a fusion of the SIMD and the MIMD paradigm from the application viewpoint (image processing and image coding), the programming viewpoint (parallel programming models) as well as from the technology viewpoint (VLSI/ULSI).


Aims

The consortium aims to explore the fusion of the massively parallel SIMD paradigm and the MIMD paradigm. The project is expected to result in : the specification of an architecture; a simulator for the proposed architecture; system implementation specifications which are close to optimum for a specified selection of applications; and, if feasible within the time-frame of the project, breadboard hardware of main system parts.

Approach and Methods

SM-IMP will:

Potential

The results of the project can be exploited both by the scientific community and by industry. It is explected that many parts of the architecture, breadboard hardware and possibly realised VLSI implementations can later be used as stand alone parallel processor building blocks or as peripheral chips to MIMD processors like the transputer series. At least one of the partners is able to pursuit the marketing of the result.


Coordinator

Technische Universiteit Delft - NL
Faculty of Applied Physics, F1/PH
Lorentzweg 1
NL- 2600 GA DELFT

Partners

Parsytec Industry Systemen GmbH - D
Thomson-CSF, LER - F
Università di Genova, DIST - I
University College London, PhandA - UK

CONTACT POINT

Dr.ir. P.P. Jonker
tel +31/15 783763 or +31/15 781416
fax +31/15 626740
e-mail: pieter@ph.ln.tudelft.nl


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SM-IMP - 8849, August 1994


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