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

A parallel computing system is described that comprises a plurality of uniquely labeled, parallel processors, each processor capable of modelling a three-dimensional object that includes a plurality of vertices, faces and edges. The system comprises a front-end processor for issuing a modelling 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 modelling 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.
 [1];  [2]
  1. (Ridgefield, CT)
  2. (Albuquerque, NM)
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OSTI Identifier:
International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY) SNL
Patent Number(s):
US 5488692
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Country of Publication:
United States
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