Piecewise Regular Arrays

Author: Thomas P Plaks
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9789056991739
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Application-specific regular array processors have been widely used in signal and image processing, multimedia and communication systems, for example, in data compression and HDTV. One of the main problems of application-specific computing is how to map algorithms into hardware. The major achievement of the theory of regular arrays is that an algorithm, represented as a data dependence graph, is embedded into a Euclidean space, where the integer points are the elementary computations and the dependencies between computations are denoted by vectors between points. The process of mapping an algorithm into hardware is reduced to finding, for the given Euclidean space, a new coordinate system that can be associated with the physical properties of space and time - so called space-time. The power of the synthesis method is that it provides a bridge between "abstract" and "physical" representations of algorithms, thus providing a methodological basis for synthesizing computations in space and in time. This book will extend the existing synthesis theory by exploiting the associativity and commutativity of computations. The practical upshot being a controlled increase in the dimensionality of the Euclidean space representing an algorithm. This increase delivers more degrees of freedom in the choice of the space-time mapping and leads, subsequently, to more choice in the selection of cost-effective application-specific designs.

Computer Systems and Software Engineering

Author: Patrick DeWilde
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461535069
Format: PDF
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Computer Systems and Software Engineering is a compilation of sixteen state-of-the-art lectures and keynote speeches given at the COMPEURO '92 conference. The contributions are from leading researchers, each of whom gives a new insight into subjects ranging from hardware design through parallelism to computer applications. The pragmatic flavour of the contributions makes the book a valuable asset for both researchers and designers alike. The book covers the following subjects: Hardware Design: memory technology, logic design, algorithms and architecture; Parallel Processing: programming, cellular neural networks and load balancing; Software Engineering: machine learning, logic programming and program correctness; Visualization: the graphical computer interface.

Algorithm Engineering for Integral and Dynamic Problems

Author: Lucia Rapanotti
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9789056993283
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Algorithm engineering allows computer engineers to produce a computational machine that will execute an algorithm as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible given a set of constraints, such as minimal performance or the availability of technology. Addressing algorithm engineering in a parallel setting, regular array syntheses offer powerful computation and embody best practice, but often face the criticism that they are applicable only to restricted classes of algorithms. Algorithm Engineering for Integral and Dynamic Problems reviews the basic principles of regular array synthesis and shows how to extend its use into classes of algorithms traditionally viewed to be beyond its domain of application. The author discusses the transformation of the initial algorithm specification into a specification with data dependencies of increased regularity in order to obtain corresponding regular arrays by direct application of the standard mapping techniques. The book includes a review of the basic principles of regular array synthesis followed by applications of these techniques to well-known algorithms, concluding with numerous case studies to illustrate the methods. Researchers and practitioners in algorithm engineering will find that this text significantly extends their understanding of the applications of regular array synthesis and regular array processors beyond the traditionally narrow field of relevance.

VLSI Implementations for Image Communications

Author: P. Pirsch
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 1483296598
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The past few years have seen a rapid growth in image processing and image communication technologies. New video services and multimedia applications are continuously being designed. Essential for all these applications are image and video compression techniques. The purpose of this book is to report on recent advances in VLSI architectures and their implementation for video signal processing applications with emphasis on video coding for bit rate reduction. Efficient VLSI implementation for video signal processing spans a broad range of disciplines involving algorithms, architectures, circuits, and systems. Recent progress in VLSI architectures and implementations has resulted in the reduction in cost and size of video signal processing equipment and has made video applications more practical. The topics covered in this volume demonstrate the increasingly interdisciplinary nature of VLSI implementation of video signal processing applications, involving interactions between algorithms, VLSI architectures, circuit techniques, semiconductor technologies and CAD for microelectronics.

Proceedings of the 1993 International Conference on Parallel Processing

Author: Salim Hariri
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780849389863
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This three-volume work presents a compendium of current and seminal papers on parallel/distributed processing offered at the 22nd International Conference on Parallel Processing, held August 16-20, 1993 in Chicago, Illinois. Topics include processor architectures; mapping algorithms to parallel systems, performance evaluations; fault diagnosis, recovery, and tolerance; cube networks; portable software; synchronization; compilers; hypercube computing; and image processing and graphics. Computer professionals in parallel processing, distributed systems, and software engineering will find this book essential to complete their computer reference library.

IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems

Author: IEEE Circuits and Syatems Society
Publisher: Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers(IEEE)
ISBN: 9789517212410
Format: PDF
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Seven technical tracks are used to cover the full gamut of subjects addressed at this major conference: analog circuits and signal processing, circuit theory and power systems, communication and video processing, computer-aided design, digital signal processing, neural systems, and VLSI. Applications to product development are highlighted within the many technical sessions.