Energy and Thermal-Aware Video Coding via Encoder/Decoder Workload Balancing
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Even with consistent advances in storage and transmission capacity, video coding and compression are essential components of multimedia services. Traditional video coding paradigms result in excessive computation at either the encoder or decoder. However, several recent papers have proposed a hybrid PVC/DVC (Predictive/ Distributed Video Coding) codec which shares the video coding workload. In this paper, we propose a controller for such hybrid coders that considers energy and temperature to dynamically split the coding workload of a system comprised of one encoder and one decoder. Results show that the proposed controller results in more balanced energy utilization, improving overall system lifetime and reducing operating temperatures when compared to strictly PVC and DVC systems.