SP@CE - An SP-Based Programming Model for Consumer Electronics Streaming Applications
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Efficient programming of multimedia streaming applications for Consumer Electronics (CE) devices is not trivial. As a solution for this problem, we present SP@CE, a novel programming model designed to balance the specific requirements of CE streaming applications with the simplicity and efficiency of the Series-Parallel Contention (SPC) programming model To enable the use of SP@CE, we have designed a framework that guides the programmer to design, evaluate, optimize and execute the application on the target CE platform. To evaluate the entire system, we have used SP@CE to implement a set of real-life streaming applications and we present the results obtained by running them on the Wasabi/SpaceCAKE architecture from Philips, a multi-processor system-on-chip (MPSoC) CE platform. The experiments show that SP@CE enables rapid application development, induces low overhead, offers high code reuse potential, and takes advantage of the inherent application parallelism.