Considerations in Developing High-Performance Systems with Standard Graphics Software

  • James R. Warner
Conference paper


The formally sanctioned graphics standards inevitably lag behind both hardware technology and the demands of graphics users. As a result, standards-based software cannot meet all of the needs of the developers of high-performance graphics systems. Nonetheless, developers can realize considerable benefits by building their systems software with available tools that adhere to the standards, but that implement those standards in a forward-looking, flexible manner. In selecting and using graphics software tools, two important criteria are a versatile structure that promotes efficient operation in diverse environments, and device-intelligent device drivers that allow maximal access to the capabilities of advanced graphics devices.


Graphic System Graphic Software Device Driver Graphic Database Virtual Device 
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© Springer-Verlag Tokyo 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • James R. Warner
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  1. 1.Precision Visuals, Inc.BoulderUSA

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