The Imperative for High-Performance Audio Computing

John P ffitch, Richard Dobson, Russell Bradford

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It is common knowledge that desktop computing power is now increasing mainly by the change to multi-core chips. This is a challenge for the software community in general, but is a particular problem for audio processing. Our needs are increasingly towards real-time and low latency. We propose a number of possible paths that need investigation, including multi-core and special accelerators, which may offer useful new musical tools. We define this as High-Performance Audio Computing, or HiPAC, in analogy to current HPC activity, and indicate some on-going work.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of LAC2009, Parma, Italy, 16-19 April 2009
Place of PublicationParma
PublisherIstituzione Casa della Musica
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 2009
EventProceedings Linux Audio Conference -
Duration: 1 Jan 2009 → …


ConferenceProceedings Linux Audio Conference
Period1/01/09 → …

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