MulticoreWare unlocks GPU compute on TI automotive chip

MulticoreWare unlocks GPU compute on TI automotive chip

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By Nick Flaherty

US software developer MulticoreWare has worked with Imagination Technologies to unlock 50GFLOPS of extra compute performance in the latest automotive chips.

The collaboration betweenMulticoreWare and Imagination has achieved over 100x performance gains when running a stereo block matching (StereoBM) algorithm on the GPU in the Texas Instruments TDA4VM processor rather than on the ARM CPU on a high resolution (3200×2000) image.

MulticoreWare optimized the StereoBM algorithm to use the BXS-4-64 GPU cores more efficiently using the intrinsics and adaptive memory handling on higher resolution camera data. 

This enables automotive customers to use the BXS GPUs from Imagination with OpenCL for sensor processing workloads such as camera, radar, and lidar, augmenting other compute accelerators existing in the platform says Imagaination.

“The automotive software revolution is driving the need for seamless intelligent features on low-power SoCs. Our experience with OpenCL and Edge AI across all major AI accelerators, GPUs, and SoCs unlocks incredible possibilities for the future of mobility,” said Vish Rajalingam, VP & GM, Mobility & Transportation BU at MulticoreWare.

Jake Kochnowicz, VP of Product Management, Imagination said, “The graphics processor can do so much more in a car than its traditional job of rendering pixels on the displays. It is also a flexible, programmable, and high-performance option for supporting a vehicle’s ADAS workloads. In a world where hardware is agreed very early in the lifecycle of a software-defined vehicle, GPUs are becoming a key differentiator that can unlock new functionality with a user-friendly software environment, just as this partnership with MulticoreWare has demonstrated.”;


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