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Author Myer, T. H. ♦ Sutherland, I. E.
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Keyword Display programming ♦ Graphics ♦ Display system ♦ Remote displays ♦ Display generator ♦ Computer graphics ♦ Display channel ♦ Displays ♦ Graphical interaction ♦ Graphic terminal ♦ Display processor design
Abstract The flexibility and power needed in the channel for a computer display are considered. To work efficiently, such a channel must have a sufficient number of instruction that it is best understood as a small processor rather than a powerful channel. As it was found that successive improvements to the display processor design lie on a circular path, by making improvements one can return to the original simple design plus one new general purpose computer for each trip around. The degree of physical separation between display and parent computer is a key factor in display processor design.
Description Affiliation: Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA (Sutherland, I. E.) || Bolt Beranek and Newman Inc., Cambridge, MA (Myer, T. H.)
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2005-08-01
Publisher Place New York
Journal Communications of the ACM (CACM)
Volume Number 11
Issue Number 6
Page Count 5
Starting Page 410
Ending Page 414


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Source: ACM Digital Library