DSVM: Energy-efficient distributed Scratchpad Video Memory Architecture for the next-generation High Efficiency Video Coding

Felipe Sampaio, Muhammad Shafique, Bruno Zatt, Sergio Bampi, Jörg Henkel

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Abstract

An energy-efficient distributed Scratchpad Video Memory Architecture (dSVM) for the next-generation parallel High Efficiency Video Coding is presented. Our dSVM combines private and overlapping (shared) Scratchpad Memories (SPMs) to support data reuse within and across different cores concurrently executing multiple parallel HEVC threads. We developed a statistical method to size and design the organization of the SPMs along with a supporting memory reading policy for energy efficiency. The key is to leverage the HEVC and video content knowledge. Furthermore, we integrate an adaptive power management policy for SPMs to manage the power states of different memory parts at run time depending upon the varying video content properties. Our experimental results illustrate that our dSVM architecture reduces the overall memory energy consumption by up to 51%-61% compared to parallelized state-of-the-art solutions [11]. The dSVM external memory energy savings increase with an increasing number of parallel HEVC threads and size of search window. Moreover, our SPM power management reacts to the current video properties and achieves up to 54% on-chip leakage energy savings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - Design, Automation and Test in Europe, DATE 2014
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Print)9783981537024
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014
Event17th Design, Automation and Test in Europe, DATE 2014 - Dresden, Germany
Duration: Mar 24 2014Mar 28 2014

Publication series

NameProceedings -Design, Automation and Test in Europe, DATE
ISSN (Print)1530-1591

Other

Other17th Design, Automation and Test in Europe, DATE 2014
CountryGermany
CityDresden
Period3/24/143/28/14

Keywords

  • Adaptivity
  • Application-Specific Optimizations
  • Energy Efficiency
  • HEVC
  • Scratchpad Memory
  • Video Memory

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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