Improving performance for software MPEG players

Daniel F. Zucker, Michael J. Flynn, Ruby B. Lee

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Abstract

In this paper, we present a technique for improving the cache memory performance for software MPEG players. We motivate this technique by first presenting a characterization of cache behavior for mpeg-play and mpeg2play MPEG applications. We then apply two hardware-based prefetching techniques to improve the cache memory performance. Previously published work has focused on applications of prefetching towards only scientific applications. The prefetching technique presented here eliminates approximately 80% of cache misses and potentially reduces execution time by a factor of two.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationDigest of Papers - COMPCON - IEEE Computer Society International Conference
Pages327-332
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1996
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1996 41st IEEE Computer Society International Conference, COMPCON'96 - Santa Clara, CA, USA
Duration: Feb 25 1996Feb 28 1996

Publication series

NameDigest of Papers - COMPCON - IEEE Computer Society International Conference
ISSN (Print)1063-6390

Other

OtherProceedings of the 1996 41st IEEE Computer Society International Conference, COMPCON'96
CitySanta Clara, CA, USA
Period2/25/962/28/96

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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    Zucker, D. F., Flynn, M. J., & Lee, R. B. (1996). Improving performance for software MPEG players. In Digest of Papers - COMPCON - IEEE Computer Society International Conference (pp. 327-332). (Digest of Papers - COMPCON - IEEE Computer Society International Conference). https://doi.org/10.1109/CMPCON.1995.512404