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Title: System and method for representing and manipulating three-dimensional objects on massively parallel architectures

Abstract

A parallel computing system is described that comprises a plurality of uniquely labeled, parallel processors, each processor capable of modeling a three-dimensional object that includes a plurality of vertices, faces and edges. The system comprises a front-end processor for issuing a modeling command to the parallel processors, relating to a three-dimensional object. Each parallel processor, in response to the command and through the use of its own unique label, creates a directed-edge (d-edge) data structure that uniquely relates an edge of the three-dimensional object to one face of the object. Each d-edge data structure at least includes vertex descriptions of the edge and a description of the one face. As a result, each processor, in response to the modeling command, operates upon a small component of the model and generates results, in parallel with all other processors, without the need for processor-to-processor intercommunication. 8 figs.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
AT&T Corporation
OSTI Identifier:
187076
Patent Number(s):
5,488,692
Application Number:
PAN: 8-289,181
Assignee:
International Business Machines Corp., Armonk, NY (United States)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-76DP00789
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 30 Jan 1996
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
99 MATHEMATICS, COMPUTERS, INFORMATION SCIENCE, MANAGEMENT, LAW, MISCELLANEOUS; PARALLEL PROCESSING; TASK SCHEDULING; COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE; COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION; THREE-DIMENSIONAL CALCULATIONS; DATA TRANSMISSION

Citation Formats

Karasick, M S, and Strip, D R. System and method for representing and manipulating three-dimensional objects on massively parallel architectures. United States: N. p., 1996. Web.
Karasick, M S, & Strip, D R. System and method for representing and manipulating three-dimensional objects on massively parallel architectures. United States.
Karasick, M S, and Strip, D R. Tue . "System and method for representing and manipulating three-dimensional objects on massively parallel architectures". United States.
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abstractNote = {A parallel computing system is described that comprises a plurality of uniquely labeled, parallel processors, each processor capable of modeling a three-dimensional object that includes a plurality of vertices, faces and edges. The system comprises a front-end processor for issuing a modeling command to the parallel processors, relating to a three-dimensional object. Each parallel processor, in response to the command and through the use of its own unique label, creates a directed-edge (d-edge) data structure that uniquely relates an edge of the three-dimensional object to one face of the object. Each d-edge data structure at least includes vertex descriptions of the edge and a description of the one face. As a result, each processor, in response to the modeling command, operates upon a small component of the model and generates results, in parallel with all other processors, without the need for processor-to-processor intercommunication. 8 figs.},
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