Digital Media Indexing on the Cell Processor

Provided by: IBM
Topic: Hardware
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The authors present a case study of developing a digital media indexing application, code-named MARVEL, on the STI Cell Broadband Engine (CBE) processor. There are two aspects of the target application that require significant computing power: image analysis for feature extraction, and Support Vector Machine (SVM) based pattern classification for concept detection. They discuss the mapping of a large application like MARVEL onto a multicore processor, and show how feature extraction and concept detection can be implemented on the CBE. They discuss how the synergistic processing units of a CBE can be used to gain dramatic performance improvements.

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