ON November 21, 2022
MulticoreWare Inc. partners with Imagination and demonstrates superior performance of Imagination’s GPUs

San Jose, CAMulticoreWare Inc. (“MulticoreWare”) and Imagination Technologies(“Imagination”) have announced a partnership to optimize algorithms on Imagination GPUs.

Imagination collaborated with MulticoreWare to showcase accelerated stereo block matching algorithm performance on the UNISOC-T710 development platform. MulticoreWare leveraged its expertise in OpenCL by re-implementing the stereo BM algorithm to improve compute Resource Utilization and Memory Optimization to deliver greater than ~50x performance gain on the Imagination GPUs.

Vish Rajalingam, Vice President & Co-GM – Autonomous Vehicle & Automotive BU, MulticoreWare said, “Power-efficient GPUs are now essential for all Computer Vision, Artificial Intelligence, and Sensing Applications. We are excited to be partnering with Imagination to enable their customers in implementing Algorithm Optimizations and Software Accelerations on Imagination’s PowerVR GPUs, with a planned roadmap to include RISC-V software acceleration in future.”

Gilberto Rodriguez, Director of product management said, “Imagination’s GPUs can be used to deploy computer vision tasks as well as machine learning acceleration easily and efficiently on edge devices. MulticoreWare is utilizing our IP to its true potential for general-purpose GPU applications. By working together, we can offer our customers a truly optimizedPowerVR deployment experience.”

The StereoBM algorithm was chosen for optimization based on customer interest. MulticoreWare analyzed the CPU performance to identify bottlenecks. The goal was to achieve maximum GPU parallelism, which was enabled by efficient implementation of internal register usage and the configuration of an appropriate global workgroup size that is adaptive to the image resolution.

Imagination’s GM9446 GPU memory layout was used to calculate the adaptive global workgroup size. In addition to the computational optimization, the algorithm parameters were modified to obtain greater accuracy combined with a very-high performant implementation on the GPUs compared to the CPUs on the same platform. The CPU time in one configuration was 54.25ms, whereas the MCW implementation was 0.78ms, a ~70x gain in performance.

About MulticoreWare
MulticoreWare delivers software IP Solutions and Engineering Services serving a wide group of customers with Compilers & Toolchains, Libraries for SDK, Video codec and AI analytics solutions using various vision & non-vision (Radar, LiDAR, IMU, GPS, etc.) sensors on various Heterogeneous Computing Platforms. Our solutions are used in Automotive (ADAS/AD), Surveillance, Defense, Medical Imaging, IoT, Retail, Logistics, Industrial, Robotics, Smart City. More information at www.multicorewareinc.com

About Imagination
Imagination is a UK-based company that creates silicon and software IP (intellectual property) designed to give its customers an edge in competitive global technology markets. Its GPU, CPU, and AI technologies enable outstanding power, performance, and area (PPA), fast time-to-market, and lower total cost of ownership. Products based on Imagination IP are used by billions of people across the globe in their smartphones, cars, homes, and workplaces. See https://www.imaginationtech.com/.

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