Electrical Engineering
      and Computer Sciences

Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

UC Berkeley

Design and Characterization of the Berkeley Multimedia Workload

Nathan T. Slingerland and Alan Jay Smith

EECS Department
University of California, Berkeley
Technical Report No. UCB/CSD-00-1122
December 2000

http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/Pubs/TechRpts/2000/CSD-00-1122.pdf

The last decade has seen the integration of audio, video, and 3D graphics into existing workloads as well as the emergence of new workloads dominated by the processing of these forms of media. Unfortunately, widely accepted benchmarks which capture these new workloads in a realistic way have not emerged. The goal of this work is to present the Berkeley multimedia workload, which was developed in order to facilitate our own studies on architectural support for multimedia. Here we present a survey of existing multimedia benchmarking methods, a description of the Berkeley multimedia workload, as well as a full workload characterization including the extraction of computationally important multimedia kernels, and a detailed description of their constituent algorithms.


BibTeX citation:

@techreport{Slingerland:CSD-00-1122,
    Author = {Slingerland, Nathan T. and Smith, Alan Jay},
    Title = {Design and Characterization of the Berkeley Multimedia Workload},
    Institution = {EECS Department, University of California, Berkeley},
    Year = {2000},
    Month = {Dec},
    URL = {http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/Pubs/TechRpts/2000/5320.html},
    Number = {UCB/CSD-00-1122},
    Abstract = {The last decade has seen the integration of audio, video, and 3D graphics into existing workloads as well as the emergence of new workloads dominated by the processing of these forms of media. Unfortunately, widely accepted benchmarks which capture these new workloads in a realistic way have not emerged. The goal of this work is to present the Berkeley multimedia workload, which was developed in order to facilitate our own studies on architectural support for multimedia. Here we present a survey of existing multimedia benchmarking methods, a description of the Berkeley multimedia workload, as well as a full workload characterization including the extraction of computationally important multimedia kernels, and a detailed description of their constituent algorithms.}
}

EndNote citation:

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%T Design and Characterization of the Berkeley Multimedia Workload
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