A preliminary study on the vectorization of multimedia applications for multimedia extensions

Gang Ren, Peng Wu, David Padua

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Abstract

In 1994, the first multimedia extension, MAX-1, was introduced to general-purpose processors by HP. Almost ten years have passed, the present means of accessing the computing power of multimedia extensions are still limited to mostly assembly programming, intrinsic functions, and the use of system libraries. Because of the similarities between multimedia extensions and vector processors, it is believed that traditional vectorization can be used to compile for multimedia extensions. Can traditional vectorization effectively vectorize multimedia applications for multimedia extensions? If not, what additional techniques are needed? To answer these two questions, we conducted a code study on the Berkeley Multimedia Workload. Through this, we identified several new challenges arise in vectorizing for multimedia extensions and proposed some solutions to these challenges.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
EditorsLawrence Rauchwerger
PublisherSpringer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Pages420-435
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)9783540246442
DOIs
StatePublished - 2004

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume2958
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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