A computer graphics rendering algorithm for use on a SIMD machine

  • Scott Whitman
  • Scott Dyer
Session 9B: Algorithms, Architectures And Performance II
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 297)


An algorithm to render shaded pictures is presented which takes advantage of the architecture of a vector computer for improved performance. This paper indicates the changes which need to be considered when designing and implementing a vectorized scanline rendering algorithm. This paper includes general information on the Convex C-1, a SIMD computer, and specific details on an approach taken to vectorize a scanline algorithm.


Computer Graphic Single Instruction Multiple Data Vector Computer Constructive Solid Geometry Edge Pair 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Scott Whitman
    • 1
  • Scott Dyer
    • 1
  1. 1.The Ohio Supercomputer ProjectThe Ohio State UniversityUSA

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