Syllabus academic year 2011/2012
(Created 2011-09-01.)
HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPUTER GRAPHICSEDAN35
Credits: 7,5. Grading scale: TH. Cycle: A (Second Cycle). Main field: Technology. Language of instruction: The course will be given in English. EDAN35 overlaps following cours/es: EDA075. Optional for: C4, C4da, D4, D4bg, E4, E4bg, F4, F4bg, Pi4. Course coordinator: Michael Doggett, mike@cs.lth.se, Computer Science. Prerequisites: EDAA01 Programming - Second Course or EDA027 Algorithms and Data Structures. Recommended prerequisits: EDA221 Computer Graphics. Assessment: Written examination and completed course assignments. To qualify for the written examination students must have completed the assignments. The final grade of the course is based on the result of the written examination. Home page: http://cs.lth.se/edan35.

Aim
The purpose of the course is to that the students shall comprehend the foundations about three-dimensional computer graphics using hardware accelerators. Furthermore, the student shall understand how graphics algorithms for hardware work, and the student shall be able to apply this in practice.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

Contents
Graphics architectures, shader programming, graphics APIs, edge functions, perspectively correct interpolation, texturing, caching, filtering, fixed-point math, texture compression, performance analysis, antialiasing algorithms and culling algorithms.

Literature
Published papers from the leading researchers in the field. In addition about 100 pages "Graphics Hardware Algorithms" by Tomas Akenine-Möller and Michael Doggett, and the lecture notes.