A real-time distributed video image processing system on PC-cluster

Daisaku Arita, Yoshio Hamada, Rin ichiro Taniguchi

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This paper describes a PC-cluster system for real-time distributed video image processing. The PC-cluster consists of eight PCs connected by a very high speed network. The key issue of this system is synchronization of distributed video data. Frame synchronization module is introduced to realize three kinds of synchronization: forward synchronization, barrier synchronization and backward synchronization. Forward synchronization is to notify of timing to start processing. Barrier synchronization is to wait for all data that are processed at the same time. Backward synchronization is to cancel processing and transferring useless data. Experimental results are also shown to confirm the performance of the PC-cluster.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationParallel Computation - 4th International ACPC Conference Including Special Tracks on Parallel Numerics (ParNum 1999) and Parallel Computing in Image Processing, Video Processing, and Multimedia, Proceedings
EditorsPeter Zinterhof, Marian Vajteršic, Andreas Uhl
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)3540656413, 9783540656418
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Event4th International ACPC Conference on Parallel Computation, ACPC 1999 - Salzburg, Austria
Duration: Feb 16 1999Feb 18 1999

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Other4th International ACPC Conference on Parallel Computation, ACPC 1999

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science


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