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 240/Room 4301
Argonne National Laboratory
Abhik Sarkar
Speaker(s) Title: 
Riverbed Technology
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.