The emergence of multi-core processors in smart devices promises higher performance and low power consumption. The parallelization of applications enables us to improve their performance. However, simultaneously utilizing many cores would drastically drain the device battery life. This paper shows a demonstration system of realtime video processing combined with power reduction controlled by the OSCAR automatic parallelization compiler on ODROID-X2, an open Android development platform based on Samsung Exynos4412 Prime with 4 ARM Cortext- A9 cores. In this paper, we exploited the DVFS framework, core partitioning, and profiling technique and OSCAR parallelization - power control algorithm to reduce the total consumption in a real-time video application. The demonstration results show that it can cut power consumption by 42.8% for MPEG-2 Decoder application and 59.8% for Optical Flow application by using 3 cores in both applications.
- Automatic parallelizing compiler
- Low-power consumption
- Multi-core processor
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- General Computer Science