We present a data-flow computer, constituted of an array of data-flow
processors, dedicated to real-time image processing. A custom processor,
able to perform up to 50 millions of operations per second on 25 Mbytes/s
data-flows, have been developped for low-level computations and T800
transputers are used for high level ones.
The data-flow computer is programmed in a pure functional style (Backus) programming language with a single formalism for both types of processors.
An experimental system including 256 low-level data-flow processors and 1 transputer has been built and several image processing algorithm have run on it in real time at digital video speed. This system will be extended very soon to 1024 low-level processors and 32 high level processors.