HEVC decoder is now available on Nimbix powered cloud using Xilinx SDAccel environment
Porting applications from diverse domains on cloud-based solutions especially FPGA is growing steadily due to enormous advantages it offers which allows us to port much more complex software programs to FPGA with little effort. Tools like SDAccel have increased the ambit further by making even OpenCL programs to run on FPGA a possibility.
This case study outlines below our learnings while porting RTL version of HEVC decoder on to Nimbix cloud platform using SDAccel provided by Xilinx:
- Development flow
- SDAccel and its design changes
- Generating x0 file
- Generating xclbin file
- Host program
- Execution flow
Thus, conclude the ability to port decoder solution on Nimbix platform in a short time speaks of its competence, efficiency and agility in adopting to emerging technologies.