Performance optimization of real-time video decoding


Sankariah, S. and Eswaran, Chikkannan (2018) Performance optimization of real-time video decoding. Computers & Electrical Engineering, 70. pp. 366-379. ISSN 0045-7906

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One of the most challenging tasks in the multimedia domain is the full high definition (FHD) video decoding. A high level data parallelization technique using group of pictures (GOP) concept is proposed in this paper for the implementation of the FHD video decoder. Though GOP level parallelism has advantages such as higher scalability and independent frame decoding possibility, its requirement of higher memory resources remains its main drawback. In order to solve the short comings related to the problem of memory issues, a new dynamic memory scheduling algorithm for GOP level parallelism is proposed. This paper focuses on techniques for optimizing the memory requirements and speedup of FHD video decoding with GOP level parallelism. Experimental results show that the proposed dynamic memory scheduling technique reduces elapsed time significantly making real time FHD video decoding possible. Further, the results show that the proposed technique does not result in frame skipping and degradation in video quality. With the proposed technique, speedup values of 1.96, 3.96 and 7.95 are obtained for 2, 4 and 8 core processors respectively which are almost equal to the theoretical values.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Computer scheduling, Dynamic scheduling, Speed up, Cache misses, Barrier, Scalability, Load balancing
Subjects: T Technology > TS Manufactures > TS155-194 Production management. Operations management
Divisions: Faculty of Computing and Informatics (FCI)
Depositing User: Ms Suzilawati Abu Samah
Date Deposited: 09 Nov 2020 17:38
Last Modified: 09 Nov 2020 17:38


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