Real-time parallel video image processing on PC-cluster

Daisaku Arita, Naoyuki Tsuruta, Rin Ichiro Taniguchi

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This paper describes a PC-cluster system for real-time parallel video image processing. The PC-cluster consists of seven PCs connected by a very high speed network. The key issue of this system is synchronization of distributed video data. Frame synchronization block 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
Pages (from-to)23-32
Number of pages10
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Publication statusPublished - 1998
EventParallel and Distributed Methods for Image Processing II - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Jul 19 1998Jul 20 1998

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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