Bi-criteria Pipeline Mappings for Parallel Image Processing


Mapping workflow applications onto parallel platforms is a challenging problem, even for simple application patterns such as pipeline graphs. Several antagonistic criteria should be optimized, such as throughput and latency (or a combination). Typical applications include digital image processing, where images are processed in steady-state mode. In this paper, we study the mapping of a particular image processing application, the JPEG encoding. Mapping pipelined JPEG encoding onto parallel platforms is useful for instance for encoding Motion JPEG images. As the bi-criteria mapping problem is NP-complete, we concentrate on the evaluation and performance of polynomial heuristics

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