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MVSP: multithreaded VLIW stream processor
Author(s): Somayeh Sardashti; Hamid Reza Ghasemi; Omid Fatemi
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Paper Abstract

Stream processing is a new trend in computer architecture design which fills the gap between inflexible special-purpose media architectures and programmable architectures with low computational ability for media processing. Stream processors are designed for computationally intensive media applications characterized by high data parallelism and producer-consumer locality with little global data reuse. In this paper, we propose a new stream processor, named MVSP1. This processor is a programmable stream processor based on Imagine [1]. MVSP exploits TLP2, DLP3, SP4 and ILP5 parallelisms inherent in media applications. Full simulator of MVSP has been implemented and several media workloads composed of EEMBC [2] benchmarks have been applied. The simulation results show the performance and functional unit utilization improvements of more than two times in comparison with Imagine processor.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 February 2006
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6074, Multimedia on Mobile Devices II, 60740C (10 February 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.642771
Show Author Affiliations
Somayeh Sardashti, Univ. of Tehran (Iran)
Hamid Reza Ghasemi, Univ. of Tehran (Iran)
Omid Fatemi, Univ. of Tehran (Iran)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6074:
Multimedia on Mobile Devices II
Reiner Creutzburg; Jarmo H. Takala; Chang Wen Chen, Editor(s)

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