Quasar, a high-level programming language and development environment for designing smart vision systems on embedded platforms

Abstract

We present. Quasar, a new programming framework that handles many complex aspects in the design of smart vision systems on embedded platforms, such as parallelization, data flow management, scheduling and load balancing. Quasar, as a high-level programming language, is nearly hardware-agnostic, has a low barrier of entry and is therefore well suited for algorithm design and rapid prototyping. Through several benchmarks and application use cases we demonstrate that programs written in Quasar have a performance that is on a par with (or better than) hand-tuned CUM and OpenACC code while the development requires much less time and is future-proof.

Publication
2018 Design, Automation Test in Europe Conference Exhibition (DATE)