HIERARCHICAL NETWORK OF PROCESSORS FOR COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY COMPUTATION ON LARGE DATA BASES.

B. K. Gilbert, R. D. Beistad, L. M. Krueger

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Abstract

An advanced generation x-ray computed tomography scanner currently under development will be characterized by its ability to record simultaneously a sufficient number of x-ray projections to allow research and diagnostic studies of moving organs such as the heart and lungs in truly three dimensions and in real time. To achieve the requisite computer capacity, a complex of general-purpose and special-purpose computers, high-speed memories, display devices, and associated resources have been interconnected in a hierarchical star-configured network via a special-purpose communications computer designed and fabricated in our facilities. This network structure and the specially designed computational resources interconnected by it have already demonstrated significant progress toward computed tomography reconstruction processing rates of 10**9 to 10**1**0 arithmetic operations per second.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages423-432
Number of pages10
StatePublished - Jan 1 1981
EventProc - Int Conf on Distrib Comput Syst, 2nd - Paris, Fr
Duration: Apr 8 1981Apr 10 1981

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OtherProc - Int Conf on Distrib Comput Syst, 2nd
CityParis, Fr
Period4/8/814/10/81

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Gilbert, B. K., Beistad, R. D., & Krueger, L. M. (1981). HIERARCHICAL NETWORK OF PROCESSORS FOR COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY COMPUTATION ON LARGE DATA BASES.. 423-432. Paper presented at Proc - Int Conf on Distrib Comput Syst, 2nd, Paris, Fr, .