Monday, May 17, 2010

GSoC 2010 : OpenCV DSP Acceleration

Warm Greeting to all,
I am writing blog for the first time. I knew that I had to start it some day. And I think the day has come. I am not used to blogging and I apologize in advance if I am not able to convey my ideas clearly.

This summer, summer of 2010, I will be working on OpenCV DSP acceleration. My proposal for OpenCV DSP Acceleration was selected for Google Summer of Code 2010. My mentoring organization is Beagleboard.org. I would like to thank my mentors Leonardo Estevez, Katie Roberts-Hoffman and Luis Gustavo Lira for their decision to give there precious time during this summer.

My Work
The goal of this project is to accelerate OpenCV ( which is a open-source computer vision library) using the on-chip DSP C64x+ on OMAP3530. I will be using Beagleboard which house heterogeneous processor unit like ARM Cortex-A8 and TMS320C64x+ DSP. I am basically planning to port few OpenCV API link cvDFT(), cvSobel(), cvAvgSdv(), cvIntegral() to DSP. These accelerated libraries will then be used to demonstrate to success of the project by building a application for template-matching. This application will capture image using a camera continuously and do the template-matching with stored templates after processing the captured image.

If you think you can help me with fantastic ideas and suggestions, I will really appreciate that. I will be continuously posting my progress and details. Please, don't forget to check back later for updates and for your suggestions.

6 comments:

  1. This is great to hear. Hope it goes well!

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  2. Good luck!
    Do you plan on using the Cortex A8's NEON as well?

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  3. Thanks! For now, the plan is to use DSP, but if time permits I will look into NEON too.

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  4. Good luck man!

    I will definitely follow your results :)

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  5. Hi.... How is your work going on???

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