Toward Efficient Execution of Dataflow Actors

Gustav Cedersjö, Jörn Janneck

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Dataflow descriptions are a natural match to application areas such as signal processing, cryptography, networking, image processing, and media coding. This paper addresses the problem of efficiently executing the basic elements of a dataflow program, its actors, written in a language such as MPEG's RVC-CAL. Using actor machines as an execution model for dataflow actors, we devise a metric for measuring the quality of a translation in terms of program size and execution efficiency, and then build, evaluate and compare a number of translators with each other and prior art, using MPEG reference code as a benchmark.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication[Host publication title missing]
PublisherIEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event46th Annual Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers, 2012 - Asilomar conference grounds, Monterey, CA, Pacific Grove, California, United States
Duration: 2012 Nov 42012 Nov 7
Conference number: 46

Publication series

ISSN (Print)1058-6393


Conference46th Annual Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers, 2012
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityPacific Grove, California

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Computer Science


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