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The importance of scientific visualization for both science and engineering endeavors has been well recognized. Televisualization becomes necessary because of the physical distribution of data, computation resources, and users invovled in the visualization process. However, televisualization is not adequately supported by existing communication protocols. We believe that a pielined televisualization model (PTV) is suitable for efficient implementation of most visualization applications. In order to support this model over high speed networks, we are developing a segment streaming interprocess communication (IPC) mechanism within the Axon communication architecture. Important aspects of this development include: the segment streaming paradigm which supports low-overhead communication as well as concurrency between the communication and local computation; a two-level flow control method for distributed pipeline synchronization; and an application-oriented error control method which allows error control to be optimized for different applications. This paper describes a set of ideas that lead to the design of this IPC mechanism.
Gong, Fengmin and Parulkar, Gurudatta M., "An Overview of Segment Streaming for Efficient Pipelined Televisualization" Report Number: WUCS-92-15 (1992). All Computer Science and Engineering Research.