An efficient line drawing algorithm for parallel machines

  • Phil Graham
  • S. Sitharama Iyengar
  • Si-Qing Zheng
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 654)


Fractals have recently been used to draw self-similar objects such as trees, coastlines, and mountains in computer graphics. This paper shows that there are advantages in using fractals to draw lines in an MIMD environment as well. In the course of developing our parallel algorithm, methods which reduce the space requirements and increase the speed of the sequential algorithm upon which it is based are also discussed. While the only algorithm presented here deals with lines, it is possible that there are advantages in developing comparable algorithms which draw other self-similar geometric shapes, such as circles.

Keywords and Phrases

Fractal algorithm line drawing MIMD environment integer logic rubber band lines binary tree 


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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Phil Graham
    • 1
  • S. Sitharama Iyengar
    • 1
  • Si-Qing Zheng
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceLouisiana State UniversityBaton Rouge

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