Artifact Details

Title

Multimedia acceleration with PA-RISC microprocessors

Catalog Number

102624749

Type

Moving Image

Date

1995-03-24

Credits

Lee, Ruby

Publisher

University Video Communications

Identifying Numbers

Other number GB10

Duration

00:65:00

Format

Digital Betacam

Copyright Holder

Computer History Museum

Description

From University Video Communications' catslog:

"The need for digital multimedia information processing increases with the use of computers for enhancing communications, in addition to computations. Lee shows how today's microprocessors may be leveraged, with very minor changes, to run multimedia programs significantly faster. This includes definitions and uses of subword parallelism, multiplication and division primitives, and saturation arithmetic. Lee discusses, as a concrete example, the initial minimalistic set of general-purpose multimedia extensions introduced in PA-RISC microprocessors, enabling for the first time, high-fidelity MPEG video and audio decoding achieved by software at real-time rates of 30 frames per second on entry-level workstations."

Category

Talk

Subject

architecture; Data parallelism; Microprocessors; Lee, Ruby; Hewlett-Packard; multimedia

Series Title

University Video Communications: Distinguished Lectures

Credit

Gift of University Video Communications

Lot Number

X6636.2013