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Convolution Engine
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Convolution Engine: Balancing Efficiency and Flexibility in Specialized Computing

We present the Convolution Engine (CE) — a programmable processor specialized for the convolution-like data-flow prevalent in computational photography, computer...

The Frankencamera
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The Frankencamera: An Experimental Platform for Computational Photography

Progress in computational photography has been hampered by the lack of a portable, programmable camera with sufficient image quality and computing power. To address...

Understanding Sources of Ineffciency in General-Purpose Chips
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Understanding Sources of Ineffciency in General-Purpose Chips

To better understand what improvement in processor efficiency is possible, we quantify the performance and energy overheads of a 720p HD H.264 encoder running on...
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