Streaming applications are often implemented as task graphs. Currently, techniques exist to derive buffer capacities that guarantee satisfaction of a throughput constraint for task graphs in which the inter-task communication is data-independent, i.e. the amount of data produced and consumed is independent of the data values in the processed stream. This paper presents a technique to compute buffer capacities that satisfy a throughput constraint for task graphs with data dependent inter-task communication, given that the task graph is a chain. We demonstrate the applicability of the approach by computing buffer capacities for an MP3 playback application, of which the MP3 decoder has a variable consumption rate. We are not aware of alternative approaches to compute buffer capacities that guarantee satisfaction of the throughput constraint for this application.
|Conference||2008 Design, Automation & Test in Europe Conference & Exhibition, DATE 2008|
|Period||10/03/08 → 14/03/08|