Morphological attribute filters have not previously been parallelized mainly because they are both global and nonseparable. We propose a parallel algorithm that achieves efficient parallelism for a large class of attribute filters, including attribute openings, closings, thinnings, and thickenings, based on Salembier’s Max-Trees and Min-trees. The image or volume is first partitioned in multiple slices. We then compute the Max-trees of each slice using any sequential Max-Tree algorithm. Subsequently, the Max-trees of the slices can be merged to obtain the Max-tree of the image. A C-implementation yielded good speed-ups on both a 16-processor MIPS 14000 parallel machine and a dual-core Opteron-based machine. It is shown that the speed-up of the parallel algorithm is a direct measure of the gain with respect to the sequential algorithm used. Furthermore, the concurrent algorithm shows a speed gain of up to 72 percent on a single-core processor due to reduced cache thrashing.
|Tijdschrift||Ieee transactions on pattern analysis and machine intelligence|
|Nummer van het tijdschrift||10|
|Status||Published - okt-2008|
|Evenement||IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition - , Mongolia|
Duur: 17-jun-2007 → 22-jun-2007