Accession Number : AD0760296

Title :   The Brown University Graphics System(BUGS) Overview.

Descriptive Note : Technical paper,

Corporate Author : BROWN UNIV PROVIDENCE R I CENTER FOR COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES

Personal Author(s) : Stabler,George M.

Report Date : 15 FEB 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 35

Abstract : The aim of the document is to provide a unified overview of the current research activities of the Brown University Graphics Project. The stated objectives of the project's activities are an investigation into the area of medium-cost, microprogrammable, intelligent graphics terminals and the 'division of labor' trade-offs between a mainframe processor and the intelligent satellite. A high levelsystem implementation language and a facility for online symbolic debugging of graphic data structures are to be provided for system implementers and users. Also of interest is the impact which mirocprogramming has on the design of other aspects of a graphics terminal, for example, system configuration and the local operating system design. The motivation and aims of the project are discussed in detail. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   (*DATA PROCESSING, GRAPHICS), INPUT OUTPUT DEVICES, DISPLAY SYSTEMS, SHIFT REGISTERS, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE