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Parallel implementation of morphological processing on Cell/BE with OpenCV interface

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2 Author(s)
Sugano, H. ; Dept. of Commun. & Comput. Eng., Kyoto Univ., Kyoto ; Miyamoto, R.

One of the most frequently used operations in image recognition is morphological processing. In this paper, we propose a parallel implementation of morphological processing optimized for cell broadband engine (cell), which is one of the latest high performance embedded processors. By utilizing the computational power of cell suitable for image recognition, we achieve high-speed morphological processing. Moreover, we construct a software interface to the parallel implemented morphological operations on cell compatible with OpenCV library. By our implementation, two 3.6 GHz SPEs on cell can process erosion of a 1024times768 pixel image by a 5times5 pixel rectangle kernel in 0.601 milliseconds, though a 2.66 GHz Intel Core 2 processor takes 11.590 milliseconds to process it.

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Communications, Control and Signal Processing, 2008. ISCCSP 2008. 3rd International Symposium on

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12-14 March 2008