An Efficient Parallel SURF Algorithm for Multi-core Processor

  • Zhong Liu
  • Binchao Xing
  • Yueyue Chen
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 337)


In this paper, we propose an efficient parallel SURF algorithm for multi-core processor, which adopts data-level parallel method to implement parallel keypoints extraction and matching. The computing tasks are assigned to four DSP cores for parallel processing. The multi-core processor utilizes QLink and SDP respectively to deal with data communication and synchronization among DSP cores, which fully develops the multi-level parallelism and the strong computing power of multi-core processor. The parallel SURF algorithm is fully tested based on 5 different image samples with scale change, rotation, change in illumination, addition of noise and affine transformation The experimental results show that the parallel SURF algorithm has good adaptability for various distorted images, good image matching ability close to the sequential algorithm and the average speedup is 3.61.


parallel SURF image matching multi-core processor 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Zhong Liu
    • 1
  • Binchao Xing
    • 1
  • Yueyue Chen
    • 1
  1. 1.Microelectronics and Microprocessor Institute, School of ComputerNational University of Defense TechnologyChangshaChina

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