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Computational analysis and system implications of video watermarking applications
Author(s): Eric Debes; Matthew J. Holliman; William W. Macy; Yen-Kuang Chen; Minerva M. Yeung
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Paper Abstract

The aim of this paper is to analyze the computational requirements of video watermarking algorithms running on PC-based systems and to study their implication for the design of general-purpose processors and systems. Selected watermarking algorithms are analyzed from a computational point of view. Application examples are executed on current general-purpose processor architecture to understand the computational requirements and to detect potential bottlenecks. In addition to this workload analysis, the potential exploitation of data level parallelism through the use of SIMD instructions available on current architectures is evaluated. Thread level parallelism schemes is also studied in current watermarking in order to understand the potential benefit of simultaneous multithreading processors and symmetric multiprocessor systems for such applications. Even if the study of the different watermarking algorithms is crucial to understand the requirements of a system, it is not sufficient. Indeed, watermarking schemes are very often only one kernel in a complete application and the interaction between the watermarking kernel and the rest of the application can highly influence the computational and memory bandwidth requirements of the system. Therefore the example of watermarking detection in a video decoder is used to understand the additional system implications due to the merging of video decoding and watermarking algorithms.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 April 2002
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4675, Security and Watermarking of Multimedia Contents IV, (29 April 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.465305
Show Author Affiliations
Eric Debes, Intel Labs. (United States)
Matthew J. Holliman, Intel Labs. (United States)
William W. Macy, Intel Labs. (United States)
Yen-Kuang Chen, Intel Labs. (United States)
Minerva M. Yeung, Intel Labs. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4675:
Security and Watermarking of Multimedia Contents IV
Edward J. Delp; Ping Wah Wong, Editor(s)

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