[This article belongs to Volume - 55, Issue - 01]
Gongcheng Kexue Yu Jishu/Advanced Engineering Science
Journal ID : AES-31-12-2022-477

Title : A Fast Semiglobal Optimization Algorithm for Computing Depth Map with GPU
Lucas Head, Patricia Glass, Wyoming Henson,

Abstract :

This paper presents the design, implementation and evaluation of new parallelization schemes for performing dense disparity estimation based on non-parametric rank transform and semi-global matching on Graphics Processing Units (GPUs). A detailed analysis of the performance limitating factors (memory throughput, instruction throughput, etc.) for each part of the parallel implementation is performed. Thus, a highly optimized mapping for each parallelization scheme onto the resources of the GPU is obtained. The resulting implementation performs disparity estimation at 27 frames per second for 1024×768 pixel images with 128 disparity levels on a Nvidia Tesla C2050 GPU.