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High-performance forward error correction: Enabling multi-gigabit flows and beyond on commodity GPU and CPU hardware in presence of packet loss


KABÁT Milan DAVID Vojtěch HOLUB Petr PULEC Martin

Rok publikování 2016
Druh Článek v odborném periodiku
Časopis / Zdroj Future Generation Computer Systems
Fakulta / Pracoviště MU

Ústav výpočetní techniky

www ScienceDirect
Obor Informatika
Klíčová slova Graphics processing unit (GPU); Forward error correction; Low-density generation matrix; High-definition video; Low latency transmissions; UltraGrid
Popis In demanding real-time multimedia transmissions, even a small packet loss might significantly degrade the visual quality. As retransmission is not an option in real-time transfers especially when transmitting the data over long distances, it is necessary to employ mechanisms of Forward Error Correction (FEC). Low-Density Generator Matrix (LDGM) codes are known to be suitable for coding on large block sizes, however, high bitrates of currently used video formats (FullHD, 4K) also require high throughput of FEC coding and decoding. We propose a parallel design of LDGM encoding and decoding algorithms suitable for off-the-shelf, (massively) parallel platforms, such CPUs with vector units or GPUs, and evaluate our approach in real-world scenarios of high-definition and 4K video transmissions. Our results show that offloading FEC computation to such platform is beneficial for low-latency, high-quality multimedia transmissions and may even enable transmissions beyond 10Gbps once the commodity network interfaces reach this speed.
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