Concurrent Viola Jones classifiers on a portable Beowulf cluster : a thesis presented in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Engineering in Mechatronics at Massey University
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Real-time Computer Vision is an interesting application for supercomputing, real-time applications (vision processing in particular) employ special purpose hardware such as DSPs to achieve high performance. This thesis explores parallel computers particularly commodity general purpose hardware. We also build a prototype to better understand the economics of supercomputing, specifically related to mobile computing - low power, rugged design by building a mobile computer. A new communication layer is built, where by the nature of the locality of the nodes allows one to optimise the protocols to reduce the latency comparably. Finally a study and in depth results of the algorithm, the Viola Jones Object detector in parallel are presented followed by reflection and future work based on the current results and platform.
Visual perception, Data processing, Computer vision, Beowulf clusters (Computer systems), Parallel processing (Electronic computers)