Algorithms, Design Methods, and Many-Core Execution Platform for Low-Power Massive Data-Rate Video and Image Processing

Czech title:Algoritmy, metody návrhu a platforma pro many-core zpracování obrazu a videa s velkou propustností a malou spotřebou energie
Reseach leader:Zemčík Pavel
Team leaders:Smrž Pavel
Team members:Čekan Ondřej, Hradiš Michal, Hruška Tomáš, Jašek Roman, Juráček Ivo (FIT VUT), Kolář Dušan, Kotásek Zdeněk, Krčma Martin, Lojda Jakub, Podivínský Jakub, Svoboda Pavel, Szentandrási István, Zachariáš Michal, Zachariášová Marcela
Agency:Artemis Joint Undertaking
Code:7H14002, 621439
Start:2014-04-01
End:2017-06-30
Keywords:multi-core, many-core, low-power, massive data rate processing, embedded system, platform, architecture, system software stack, algorithm, resilience, variations, composable, cross-domain, tool chain, design method, design tool, application framework, resource management, power management, hardware-software collaborative techniques, mobile handset, healthcare, security, surveillance
Annotation:
In order to address new societal challenges in the various fields (especially "Healthcare and wellbeing" and "Green, safe and supportive transportation"), platform solutions for high-end image/video processing need to be brought to the next level. The ALMARVI project aims at proactively addressing these issues at various system layers. ALMARVI aims at providing cross-domain many-core platform solution, system software stack, tool chain, and adaptive algorithms that will enable massive data-rate image/video processing with high energy efficiency. ALMARVI will provide mechanisms and support for high degree of adaptivity at various system layers that will abstract the variations in the underlying platforms (e.g., due to imperfections in the fabrication process), communication channels (e.g., available bandwidth), application behaviour (dynamic workloads, changing requirements) from the application developer. This is crucial for providing consistent performance efficiency in an interoperable manner when considering heterogeneous platform options and dynamic operating conditions. The key is to leverage image/video content-specific properties, application-specific features, and inherent resilience properties of image/video processing applications. The goal of ALMARVI is to develop:
  • Adaptive, scalable, and paralleled algorithms for image and video processing
  • Cross-domain system software stack with adaptive run-time system for efficient resource/power management and improved interoperability
  • Concepts for continuous hardware and software adaptations
  • Cross-domain many-core execution platform scalable with off-the-shelf heterogeneous acceleration fabrics like FPGAs, embedded GPUs, DSPs, etc.
  • Design tools and methods for execution platform
  • Industrial-grade demonstrators for multiple application use cases to validate the project results.

ALMARVI's scientific and technological developments will be validated and demonstrated in diverse use cases from three key industrial domains i.e., healthcare, security/surveillance/monitoring, and mobile. Therefore, in addition to providing scalable and cross-domain computing platforms for embedded systems, ALMARVI aims at providing "the core of solutions for the big societal challenges like affordable healthcare and wellbeing, green and safe transportation, reduced consumption of power ... [Artemis JU Annual Work Programme (AWP) 2013, Section 1] [28]". ALMARVI's technological developments will help in combating the complexity of advanced image/video processing applications from key industrial domains of European market, thus providing improved productivity and increased competitiveness of European market in different sectors. ALMARVI's platform solution will enable development of low-cost solutions for a wide-range of market in different industrial domains and create new market opportunities, in particular supporting SMEs. The ALMARVI project exhibits a consortium with complementary skills, market/industrial/business experience, and technical/organizational competence. This is crucial to accomplish the challenging goals of ALMARVI. ALMARVI partners are highly active at EU and international levels/markets. They possess a vast experience in contributing, successfully executing, and managing EU R&D projects.

Products

2015License Plate Motion Deblurring, software, 2015
Authors: Hradiš Michal, Svoboda Pavel, Zemčík Pavel
2014Distributed Image Tagging and Processing, software, 2014
Authors: Hradiš Michal, Svoboda Pavel, Kolář Martin, Zemčík Pavel, Smrž Pavel

Publications

2017ČEKAN Ondřej and KOTÁSEK Zdeněk. A Probabilistic Context-Free Grammar Based Random Test Program Generation. In: Proceedings of 20th Euromicro Conference on Digital System Design. Vídeň: TU Vienna, 2017, pp. 356-359. ISBN 978-1-5386-2146-2.
 ČEKAN Ondřej and KOTÁSEK Zdeněk. Random Test Stimuli Generation Based on a Probabilistic Grammar. In: Proceedings of the 5th Prague Embedded Systems Workshop. Roztoky u Prahy: Faculty of Information Technology, Czech Technical University, 2017, pp. 43-44. ISBN 978-80-01-06178-7.
 LOJDA Jakub and KOTÁSEK Zdeněk. A Basic Approach to Fault Tolerance of Data Paths of HLS-synthesized Systems and its Evaluation. In: Proceedings of the 5th Prague Embedded Systems Workshop. Roztoky u Prahy: Faculty of Information Technology, Czech Technical University, 2017, pp. 79-80. ISBN 978-80-01-06178-7.
 PODIVÍNSKÝ Jakub and KOTÁSEK Zdeněk. The Use of Functional Verification for Monitoring Impact of Faults in SRAM-based FPGAs. In: Proceedings of the 5th Prague Embedded Systems Workshop. Roztoky u Prahy: Faculty of Information Technology, Czech Technical University, 2017, pp. 81-82. ISBN 978-80-01-06178-7.
 PODIVÍNSKÝ Jakub, ČEKAN Ondřej, LOJDA Jakub, ZACHARIÁŠOVÁ Marcela, KRČMA Martin and KOTÁSEK Zdeněk. Functional Verification Based Platform for Evaluating Fault Tolerance Properties. Microprocessors and Microsystems. Amsterdam: Elsevier Science, 2017, vol. 52, no. 5, pp. 145-159. ISSN 0141-9331.
2016ČEKAN Ondřej and KOTÁSEK Zdeněk. Software-implemented Fault-Tolerant Program Generation. Proceedings of the 4th Prague Embedded Systems Workshop. Roztoky u Prahy, 2016. ISBN 978-80-01-05984-5.
 ČEKAN Ondřej. Generování testovacích stimulů. In: Počítačové architektury a diagnostika PAD 2016. Bořetice - Kraví Hora: Faculty of Information Technology BUT, 2016, pp. 97-100. ISBN 978-80-214-5376-0.
 ČEKAN Ondřej, PODIVÍNSKÝ Jakub and KOTÁSEK Zdeněk. Random Stimuli Generation Based on a Stochastic Context-Free Grammar. In: Proceedings of the 2016 International Conference on Field Programmable Technology. Xi'an: IEEE Computer Society, 2016, pp. 291-292. ISBN 978-1-5090-5602-6.
 KOLÁŘ Martin, HRADIŠ Michal and ZEMČÍK Pavel. Deep Learning on Small Datasets using Online Image Search. In: Proceedings of 32nd Spring Conference on Computer Graphics. Bratislava: Comenius University in Bratislava, 2016, pp. 1-7. ISBN 978-1-4503-3693-2. ISSN 1335-5694.
 KOTÁSEK Zdeněk and PODIVÍNSKÝ Jakub. Verification of Robot Controller for Evaluating Impacts of Faults in Electro-mechanical Systems. Proceedings of the 4th Prague Embedded Systems Workshop. Roztoky u Prahy, 2016.
 KRČMA Martin, KOTÁSEK Zdeněk, LOJDA Jakub and KAŠTIL Jan. Comparsion of FPNNs models approximation capabilities and resources utilization. In: Proceedings of the Work in progress Session held in connection with DSD 2016. Limassol: Johannes Kepler University Linz, 2016, pp. 1-2. ISBN 978-3-902457-46-2.
 LOJDA Jakub, PODIVÍNSKÝ Jakub, KRČMA Martin and KOTÁSEK Zdeněk. HLS-based Fault Tolerance Approach for SRAM-based FPGAs. In: Proceedings of the 2016 International Conference on Field Programmable Technology. Xi'an: IEEE Computer Society, 2016, pp. 297-298. ISBN 978-1-5090-5602-6.
 PODIVÍNSKÝ Jakub. Funkční verifikace jako nástroj pro sledování vlivu poruch na elektro-mechanický systém. In: Počítačové architektury a diagnostika PAD 2016. Bořetice - Kraví Hora: Faculty of Information Technology BUT, 2016, pp. 101-104. ISBN 978-80-214-5376-0.
 PODIVÍNSKÝ Jakub, ČEKAN Ondřej, LOJDA Jakub and KOTÁSEK Zdeněk. Functional Verification as a Tool for Monitoring Impact of Faults in SRAM-based FPGAs. In: Proceedings of the 2016 International Conference on Field Programmable Technology. Xi'an: IEEE Computer Society, 2016, pp. 289-290. ISBN 978-1-5090-5602-6.
 PODIVÍNSKÝ Jakub, ČEKAN Ondřej, LOJDA Jakub and KOTÁSEK Zdeněk. Verification of Robot Controller for Evaluating Impacts of Faults in Electro-mechanical Systems. In: Proceedings of the 19th Euromicro Conference on Digital Systems Design. Limassol: IEEE Computer Society, 2016, pp. 487-494. ISBN 978-1-5090-2817-7.
 SVOBODA Pavel, HRADIŠ Michal, BAŘINA David and ZEMČÍK Pavel. Compression Artifacts Removal Using Convolutional Neural Networks. Journal of WSCG. Plzeň: 2016, vol. 24, no. 2, pp. 63-72. ISSN 1213-6972.
 SVOBODA Pavel, HRADIŠ Michal, MARŠÍK Lukáš and ZEMČÍK Pavel. CNN for license plate motion deblurring. In: IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP). Phoenix: IEEE Signal Processing Society, 2016, pp. 1-4. ISBN 978-1-4673-9961-6.
 SZURMAN Karel, MIČULKA Lukáš and KOTÁSEK Zdeněk. Towards a State Synchronization Methodology for Recovery Process after Partial Reconfiguration of Fault Tolerant Systems. Proceedings of the 4th Prague Embedded Systems Workshop. Roztoky u Prahy, 2016.
2015HRADIŠ Michal, KOTERA Jan, ZEMČÍK Pavel and ŠROUBEK Filip. Convolutional Neural Networks for Direct Text Deblurring. In: Proceedings of BMVC 2015. Swansea: The British Machine Vision Association and Society for Pattern Recognition, 2015, pp. 1-13. ISBN 1-901725-53-7.
 SZENTANDRÁSI István, ZACHARIÁŠ Michal, KAJAN Rudolf, TINKA Jan, DUBSKÁ Markéta, SOCHOR Jakub and HEROUT Adam. INCAST: Interactive Camera Streams for Surveillance Cams AR. In: Proceedings of the 2015 14th IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality. Fukuoka: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2015, pp. 1-5. ISBN 978-1-4799-6184-9.

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