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PyGPU: A high-level language for high-speed image processing

Lejdfors, Calle LU and Ohlsson, Lennart LU (2007) IADIS International Conference Applied Computing 2007 In [Host publication title missing] p.66-81
Abstract
Image processing is an area with many computationally demanding algorithms. When implementing an algorithm the programmer has to make the choice of either using a high-level language, thereby gaining rapid development at the expense of run-time performance. Or, using a lower-level language having higher runtime performance, but also a higher implementation cost. In this paper we present PyGPU, an embedded language that enables image processing algorithms to be written in the highlevel, object-oriented language Python. PyGPU functions are compiled to execute on the graphics processing unit (GPU) present on modern graphics cards, a streaming processor capable of speeds more than a magnitude higher than those of current generation CPUs. We... (More)
Image processing is an area with many computationally demanding algorithms. When implementing an algorithm the programmer has to make the choice of either using a high-level language, thereby gaining rapid development at the expense of run-time performance. Or, using a lower-level language having higher runtime performance, but also a higher implementation cost. In this paper we present PyGPU, an embedded language that enables image processing algorithms to be written in the highlevel, object-oriented language Python. PyGPU functions are compiled to execute on the graphics processing unit (GPU) present on modern graphics cards, a streaming processor capable of speeds more than a magnitude higher than those of current generation CPUs. We demonstrate a number of common image processing algorithms, showing how these can be implemented succinctly and clearly using high-level abstractions, while at the same time achieving high performance. (Less)
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Isaías, Pedro and Paprzycki, Marcin
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IADIS International Conference Applied Computing 2007
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  abstract     = {Image processing is an area with many computationally demanding algorithms. When implementing an algorithm the programmer has to make the choice of either using a high-level language, thereby gaining rapid development at the expense of run-time performance. Or, using a lower-level language having higher runtime performance, but also a higher implementation cost. In this paper we present PyGPU, an embedded language that enables image processing algorithms to be written in the highlevel, object-oriented language Python. PyGPU functions are compiled to execute on the graphics processing unit (GPU) present on modern graphics cards, a streaming processor capable of speeds more than a magnitude higher than those of current generation CPUs. We demonstrate a number of common image processing algorithms, showing how these can be implemented succinctly and clearly using high-level abstractions, while at the same time achieving high performance.},
  author       = {Lejdfors, Calle and Ohlsson, Lennart},
  booktitle    = {[Host publication title missing]},
  editor       = {Isaías, Pedro and Paprzycki, Marcin},
  issn         = {1646-3692},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {66--81},
  title        = {PyGPU: A high-level language for high-speed image processing},
  year         = {2007},
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