Document Type

Technical Report

Publication Date

1990-01-01

Filename

WUCS-90-12.pdf

DOI:

10.7936/K78G8J3J

Technical Report Number

WUCS-90-12

Abstract

This paper presents an overview of the design and development of a real-time (30 frames/sec) simulation testbed for evaluating and comparing image compression algorithms. The system was motivated by the need to visualize the performance of a novel compression algorithm when operating on moving pictures originating from "live" video sources. The simulation utilities are designed to exploit the parallelism of a Pixar Image Computer and high-throughput of a parallel disk assembly.

The design of two key utilities are discussed: (1) A program to format precomputed four channel (RGBA) 256 X 256 color frames onto a parallel disk assembly. (2) A parallel program to read the stored frames off the disk and display them on the Pixar screen at video rates up to 30 frames/second.

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Permanent URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.7936/K78G8J3J

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