Imagine: Media Processing with Streams

Brucek Khailany, William J. Dally, Scott Rixner, Ujval J. Kapasi, Peter Mattson, Jinyung Namkoong, John D. Owens, Brian Towles, and Andrew Chang
Stanford University
Computer Systems Laboratory

IEEE Micro, Mar/April 2001.


The power-efficient Imagine stream processor achieves performance densities comparable to those of special-purpose embedded processors. Executing programs mapped to streams and kernels, a single Imagine processor is expected to have a peak performance of 20 GFLOPS and sustain 18.3 GOPS on MPEG-2 encoding.


Brucek Khailany