Architectural approaches for multimedia processing: (Invited paper)

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The recent advances in VLSI technology, high-speed processor designs, Internet/Intranet implementations, broadband networks (ATM and ISDN) and compression standards (JPEG, MPEG, H.261, H.263 and G.273) are leading to the popularity of multimedia applications. Examples include, video over the internet, interactive TV, distance learning, telemedicine, and digital libraries. Multimedia refers to a combination of various media types including text, audio, 2D and 3D graphics, animation, images and video. Visual media (image, video and graphics) proliferation in multimedia applications demands high-powered compute engines, large storage devices, and high bandwidth networks for processing, storage, and transport of image/video data. Visual media processing poses challenges from several perspectives, specifically from the points of view of real-time implementation and scalability. There has been several approaches to obtain speedups to meet the computing demands in multimedia processing ranging from media processors to special purpose implementations. Note that a variety of parallel processing strategies are adopted in these implementations in order to achieve the required speedups. The objective of this paper to present a summary of the various architectural alternatives that exist for multimedia processing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationParallel Computation - 4th International ACPC Conference Including Special Tracks on Parallel Numerics (ParNum 1999) and Parallel Computing in Image Processing, Video Processing, and Multimedia, Proceedings
EditorsPeter Zinterhof, Marian Vajteršic, Andreas Uhl
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)3540656413, 9783540656418
StatePublished - Jan 1 1999
Event4th International ACPC Conference on Parallel Computation, ACPC 1999 - Salzburg, Austria
Duration: Feb 16 1999Feb 18 1999

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Other4th International ACPC Conference on Parallel Computation, ACPC 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)


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