Maik Nijhuis

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Core specialization is currently one of the most promising ways for designing power-efficient multicore chips. However, approaching the theoretical peak performance of such heterogeneous multicore architectures with specialized accelerators, is a complex issue. While substantial effort has been devoted to efficiently offloading parts of the computation,(More)
Developing streaming applications on heterogenous multi-processor architectures like the Cell is difficult. Currently, application developers need to know about hardware details to deal with issues like scheduling, memory management and communication/synchronization. Worse, with multiple alternatives for communication available, developers spend significant(More)
Programming multimedia applications for System-on-Chip (SoC) ar-chitectures is difficult because streaming communication, user event handling, re-configuration, and parallelism have to be dealt with. We present Hinch, a runtime system for multimedia applications, that efficiently exploits parallelism by running the application in a dataflow style. The(More)
Consumer Electronics (CE) devices are becoming the favorite target platforms for multimedia streaming applications, but finding the right solutions for efficient programming, both in terms of development time and application performance is not trivial. In this context, we present SP@CE, a new programming model that tackles the challenge of designing and(More)
Consumer electronics applications are becoming increasingly complex because of increased functionality requirements , such as watching multiple compressed video streams on a single screen. We address this complexity by allowing a programmer to specify the application in terms of independent components. Components interact using streaming communication and(More)
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