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HyperSignals

Concept for a fast event system, using JIT and GPU acceleration

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HyperSignals

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Concept for a Signal system, loosely inspired by Reactive.jl

Wanted Features:

  • Inline callback code
  • Transfer entire branches to jitted OpenCL/OpenGL kernels
  • Multithreaded branching
  • Different event sources, like websockets, disc, files, OpenCL-events, IDE-code changes, etc...
  • Different caching methods, for events that are emitted faster than they're being processed
  • Bidirectional signals
  • lazy updates (state changes only get updated when read)

Problems which Hypersignals should make easier

  • creating memory optimal code paths. For example consider loading a video from the hdd, loading it into ram, then transferring it to the GPU to filter it. After the filtering, compress it and send it via a network connection to another client. This should look something like this in Hypersignals: video = lift(open, "file.mp4") # create a signal from a file filtered = lift(video) do frame filter!(kernel(:gauss, 4,4), frame) hue!(frame, 0.4) end compressed = lift(compress, filtered) lift(compressed) do frame sent(socket, frame) end This lift should now sent a data stream to socket with this this kind of pseudo code: video = read_video_from_hdd_into_ram(filepath) gpu_code = find_gpu_segments(signal) # should recognize, that filter!, hue! #and compress is executable on the gpu and can use the same gpu memory. gpu_kernel = compile(gpu_code) while !done(video) frame = next(video) upload_to_gpu(frame) frame = execute(gpu_kernel, frame) # shouldn't allocate new memory and reuse both ram and video memory sent(socket, frame) # some magic function that serializes the signal and sents it optimally to another client. end
  • should make it easier to have asynchronous and heterogenous events processed on the GPU and CPU.

First, sketchy sketch of a Scene Graph:

SCeneGraph

First Commit

01/11/2015

Last Touched

8 days ago

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