Real-Time Graphics and Parallel Systems

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Our research group is pursuing a "vertically integrated" approach to real-time 3-D graphics systems research. Our work spans graphics algorithms, software systems, and hardware architectures, as well as the interaction between these system layers.

Research summary

We are exploring new system designs for real-time graphics that: Our architectural focus is on single-chip parallel architectures. Our graphics focus is on complex, real-time scenes containing moving and deformable objects. Almost all of our projects require innovations in both graphics algorithms and hardware architectures.

Longer-term goal

The needs of real-time 3-D graphics are likely to drive the future evolution of commodity parallel architectures. Fortunately, we anticipate that the architectural capabilities needed to support our real-time graphics goals will be sufficiently general that future graphics-oriented architectures will be useful for a broad variety of other parallelizable computations. Thus, we believe that we are in effect designing the commodity general-purpose parallel computer architecture of the future.


Faculty and
Research Staff

Bill Mark
Don Fussell
Kelly Gaither
Calvin Lin


Chris Burns
Warren Hunt
Greg Johnson
Alexander Joly
Juhyun Lee
Paul Navratil
Chendi Zhang


Omar El-Domeiri
Ikrima Elhassan
David Whiteford


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For more information

Contact Bill Mark or Don Fussell.

Last update: Feb 6, 2005 by Bill Mark.