Real-time image processing on IEEE1394-based PC cluster

H. Yoshimoto, D. Arita, R. Taniguchi

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Abstract

In this paper we introduce a new real-time parallel image processing system based on an IEEE1394-based PC-cluster. PC-clusters are becoming standard tools in the field of computer vision, especially for real-time multi-view image processing. To reduce the cost of system construction, we have employed IEEE1394 bus as a base network of the PC-cluster. IEEE1394 bus has the throughput of up to 400Mbps, which is large enough to transfer uncompressed video data, and supports not only asynchronous data transfer but isochronous one, which is inevitable for real-time data transfer. In addition, since we have several products of IEEE1394-based digital cameras, we can easily integrate real-time image processing system including camera systems. This paper presents an overview of our real-time parallel image processing system on an IEEE1394-based PC-cluster, referring to basic features of IEEE1394. We also show some experimental results to evaluate the performance of the PC-cluster, comparing it with the performance of our previous Myrinet-based PC-cluster. Then we show a prototypical application of the system, which is real-time volume reconstruction from multi-view images by visual cone intersection method.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 15th International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium, IPDPS 2001
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1177-1183
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)0769509908, 9780769509907
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Event15th International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium, IPDPS 2001 - San Francisco, United States
Duration: Apr 23 2001Apr 27 2001

Publication series

NameProceedings - 15th International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium, IPDPS 2001

Other

Other15th International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium, IPDPS 2001
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco
Period4/23/014/27/01

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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