Serial simulation of the reconfigurable mesh,
an image understanding architecture
M. Manzur Murshed and R. P. Brent,
Serial simulation of the reconfigurable mesh, an image understanding
in Advances in Computer Cybernetics (Volume V),
Proc. International Symposium on Audio, Video, Image Processing
and Intelligent Applications,
Baden-Baden, Germany, 1998, 92-97.
There has recently been an interest in
the Reconfigurable Mesh (RM) because of its simplicity
and dynamic nature. Among many applications, RM can be viewed
as a part of a powerful image understanding architecture for supporting
real-time image understanding applications.
This paper defines a programming model for the general RM which is expressed
by means of a programming language
RPC (Reconfigurable Parallel C).
The paper also presents a serial simulator, RMSIM
(Reconfigurable Mesh Simulator),
which permits the study of RPC programs written for a subnetwork
of 3-D RM, known as mesh of meshes, where buses can be formed only
in 2-D space. RMSIM is an easy-to-use simulator capable of simulating
any RPC program in different axis orientations within restricted regions.
To enhance debugging facilities, RMSIM is equipped with a snapshotter to
generate Latex pictures of any planar segment of the simulated mesh at any
step of program execution.
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