Artifact Details

Title

Architectures of high-performance 3D Graphics accelerators

Catalog Number

102624685

Type

Moving Image

Date

1992-04-10

Credits

Akeley, Kurt

Publisher

University Video Communications

Duration

00:53:30

Format

Betacam SP

Copyright Holder

Computer History Museum

Description

From University Video Communications' catalog:

"Because the computations required to support interactive 3D graphics are both substantial and easily parallelized, special purpose hardware is often used. This lecture describes the calculations required for 3D graphics, and considers various parallel hardware architectures used to implement them. Issues that constrain these systems, such as interprocessor communication, load balancing, and context switching, are contrasted for different architectures."

Category

Lecture

Series Title

University Video Communications: Distinguished Lectures

Credit

Gift of University Video Communications

Lot Number

X6636.2013