A Virtual Memory System Organization for Bit-Mapped Graphics Displays

  • Anthony C. Barkans
Part of the Eurographic Seminars book series (FOCUS COMPUTER)


Described is a display sub-system, designed for support of a very high speed rendering engine. It provides high-performance graphics to an environment that consists of a hierarchy of resizable windows. The concept of virtual memory has been applied with the organization of the virtual to physical address spaces having a unique mapping that fits the organization of a bit-mapped graphics memory display.

CR Categories and Subject Descriptors: I.3.1 [Computer Graphics]: Hardware Architectures — raster display devices; 1.3.3 [Computer Graphics]: Picture/Image Generation — display algorithms.


Address Space Virtual Space Memory Organization Physical Memory Memory Array 
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© EUROGRAPHICS The European Association for Computer Graphics 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Anthony C. Barkans
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  1. 1.CAD/CAM Division Ann ArborSchlumberger Technologies, Inc.MichiganUSA

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