Parallel processing of Binary Translation and MPEG-2 Video Decoder

Event Sponsor: 
Mathematics and Computer Science Division
Start Date: 
Sep 1 2017 - 10:30am
Building/Room: 
Building 240/Room 4301
Location: 
Argonne National Laboratory
Speaker(s): 
Abhik Sarkar
Speaker(s) Title: 
Riverbed Technology
Host: 
Kamil Iskra

This talk includes some of the key engineering contributions made by Dr. Abhik Sarkar. He will highlight one of his recent work on Binary Translation (BT) for multi-core platforms, particularly Translation Cache management. This work shares the translation cache across multiple BT instances while maintaining interrupt safety through novel scheduling of BT-threads. He will also present one of his earlier pieces of work on parallel implementation of MPEG-2 video decoder. The video decoder design lends itself to using low power single-port memories, thereby targeting speed-up while reducing power consumption and area of handheld devices.