Adaptive digital multiprocessor systems for image processing applications

Brady, Martin (1986) Adaptive digital multiprocessor systems for image processing applications. Masters thesis, Lancashire Polytechnic.

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The aim of the project was to develop the digital processing capabilities of adaptive multiprocessor systems in image processing applications. Adaptive architectural configurations are the main area of investigation.
Chapter 1 briefly reviews image processing and outlines various associated image processing routines.
Chapter 2 describes various forms of system parallelism for image processing operations, and various interconnection networks are outlined and discussed.
Chapter 3 discusses four methods of decreasing the execution time of image processing algorithms. Image partitioning and adaptivity of a proposed system is discussed. Some system architectural considerations are discussed, and a brief comparison of crossbar, multiple bus and partial bus interconnection networks is presented. The redundancy in the partial bus is discussed and a new interconnection network is proposed.
Chapter 4 outlines the design, construction and testing of arbitration, processor and memory circuits for a section of the proposed multiprocessor system.
Chapter 5 discusses four methods of evaluating system performance and compares the performances of the multiple bus, partial bus and modified partial bus.
Conclusions for the project are given in Chapter 6 and a proposal for further work is presented.

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