Image editing using ArrayFire: Part 2

Pradeep Garigipati ArrayFire, Image Processing 10 Comments

A couple of weeks back, we did a post on a few image editing functions using ArrayFire library. Today, we shall be doing the second post in the series Image Editing using ArrayFire. We will be looking at the following operations today. Image distortion Noise addition Noise reduction Edge filters Boundary extraction Difference of gaussians Code and sample input/outputs corresponding to each operation are described below. Image distortion We will be looking at spread and pick filters in this section. Both of these filters are fundamentally the same, they replace each pixel in the original image with one of it's neighboring pixels. How the neighbor is chosen is essentially the difference between spread and pick. Both of these functions use ...

ArrayFire Capability Update - July 2014

Oded Android, ArrayFire, C/C++, CUDA, Fortran, JAVA, OpenCL, R 1 Comment

In response to user requests for additional ArrayFire capabilities, we have decided to extend the library to have CPU fall back when OpenCL drivers for CPUs are not available. This means that ArrayFire code will be portable to both devices that have OpenCL setup and devices without it. This is done through the creation of additional backends. This will allow ArrayFire users to write their code once and have it run on multiple systems. We currently support the following systems and architectures: NVIDIA GPUs (Tesla, Fermi, and Kepler) AMD's GPUs, CPUs and APUs Intel's CPUs, GPUs and Xeon Phi Co-Processor Mobile and Embedded devices As part of this update process we are also looking at extending ArrayFire capabilities to low power systems such ...

Image editing using ArrayFire

Pradeep Garigipati ArrayFire, Image Processing 2 Comments

In this post, we will be looking at the following simple image editing operations using the ArrayFire library. contrast modification brightness modification translation digital zoom alpha blending unsharp mask Code required to do each operation and the corresponding input/output sample are given below in their corresponding sections. All the operations are built using some existing image manipulation functions and the awesome element-wise operations in ArrayFire. Contrast modification

Brightness modification

You may add an additional step to the above function that clamps each pixel value to [0,255] range. Clamping can be easily achieved by the following line of code.

or a more generalized clamp/thresholding operation would like as below.

Image translation This operation can be achieved directly ...

ArrayFire on Tegra K1

Shehzan ArrayFire 2 Comments

We're pleased to announce the arrival of ArrayFire for NVIDIA Tegra K1! This version of ArrayFire comes with all the capabilities and features of our standard version of ArrayFire. It includes all ArrayFire CUDA functionality—with the exception of linear algebra support—as well as fully operational graphics support. ArrayFire for Tegra currently works with Tegra K1 processors running Linux for Tegra. We invite and encourage you to test it out on your boards and give us feedback; any bug fixes or performance improvements will be promptly resolved, as this is a separate branch of ArrayFire. If you'd like to deploy ArrayFire on Android, feel free to contact us for further support. We are open to partnering with anyone wishing to deploy ArrayFire in other ...

Computer Vision in ArrayFire - Part 1: Feature Detection

Peter ArrayFire, Computer Vision 6 Comments

A few weeks ago we wrote Writing a Simple Corner Detector with ArrayFire. In that post, we discussed a little bit about the new features that we are working on for ArrayFire. Some of these new computer vision features will be available in the next release of ArrayFire. For the next release, ArrayFire will have a complete set to start with feature tracking, including FAST for feature detection [1], ORB for description [2] and a Hamming distance matcher. We will also include a dedicated version of the Harris corner detector [3], even though it can be written using existing ArrayFire functions. This implementation is straightforward, easy to use and will have better performance. For this post, we will share some ...

Image Processing Benchmarks on NVIDIA Jetson TK1

Pradeep Garigipati ArrayFire, Benchmarks, CUDA 6 Comments

In this post we will be looking at benchmarks of the following ArrayFire image processing functions on an ARM device. Erosion/Dilation Median filter Resize Histogram Bilateral filter Convolution We pitted the brand new compute 3.2 GPU on NVIDIA Jetson TK1 against a mobile NVIDIA GPU. The closest match to the GPU (from here on referred as TK1) on the Jetson board we have in our mobile card deck is a NVIDIA GT 650M. The GPU device properties that have critical effect on the function performance are listed below. Property Name / Device Name Jetson TK1 GK20A GT 650M Compute 3.2 3.0 Number of multiprocessors 1 2 Cores 192 384 Base clock rate 852 MHz 950 MHz Total global memory 1746 ...

Custom Kernels with ArrayFire

Pavan ArrayFire, C/C++, CUDA, OpenCL Leave a Comment

As extensive as ArrayFire is, there are a few cases where you are still working with custom CUDA or OpenCL kernels. For example, you may want to integrate ArrayFire into an existing code base for productivity or you may want to keep it around the old implementation for testing purposes. In this post we are going to talk about how to integrate your custom kernels into ArrayFire in a seamless fashion. In and Out of ArrayFire First let us look at the following code and then break it down bit by bit.

Most kernels require an input. In this case we created a uniform random array, x.  If you have an input you can use it instead of x.

The necessary ...

ArrayFire v2.1 Official Release

Aaron Announcements, ArrayFire, CUDA, OpenCL Leave a Comment

It's that time again—we're pleased to announce the release of our newest version of ArrayFire: ArrayFire v2.1. ArrayFire v2.1 is now bigger, faster, and stronger, thanks to some key function additions, API changes, feature improvements, and bug fixes. ArrayFire is a CUDA and OpenCL library designed for maximum speed without the hassle of writing time-consuming CUDA and OpenCL device code.  With ArrayFire’s library functions, developers can maximize productivity and performance. Each of ArrayFire’s functions has been hand-tuned by CUDA and OpenCL experts. Major Updates Support for CUDA 6.0 Support for Mac OS X New language support (available on github)       ArrayFire for Java       ArrayFire for R!       ArrayFire for Fortran* ArrayFire Extras on Github       All language wrappers       ...

ArrayFire-OpenGL Interop using CUDA

Shehzan ArrayFire, CUDA, OpenGL Leave a Comment

A lot of ArrayFire users have been interested in the usage of ArrayFire in partnership with OpenGL for graphics computation. In the long run, we do plan to expand further on the interoperablilty and make it easier through ArrayFire. For now, we have developed a small example to expand on the usage of the CUDA-OpenGL interop API to assist in the interop operations between ArrayFire and OpenGL. Some of the advantage of direct ArrayFire-OpenGL interop are: Faster data transfers: Since the OpenGL buffers as well as ArrayFire data reside on the GPU, we can use a direct device to device copy rather than using the CPU as an intermediate and the relatively slow PCIe interface. Offscreen rendering: It is commonly ...

ArrayFire v2.0 Official Release

Scott Announcements, ArrayFire, CUDA, OpenCL 1 Comment

We are thrilled to announce the official release ArrayFire v2.0, our biggest and best product ever! ArrayFire v2.0 adds full commercial support for OpenCL devices including all AMD APUs and AMD FireProTM graphics, CUDA GPUs from NVIDIA, and other OpenCL devices from Imagination, Freescale, ARM, Intel, and Apple. ArrayFire is a CUDA and OpenCL library designed for maximum speed without the hassle of writing time-consuming CUDA and OpenCL device code.  With ArrayFire’s library functions, developers can maximize productivity and performance. Each of ArrayFire’s functions has been hand-tuned by CUDA and OpenCL experts. Announcing ArrayFire for OpenCL Support for all of ArrayFire's function library (with a few exceptions) Same API as ArrayFire for CUDA enabling seamless interoperability Just-In-Time (JIT) compilation of ...