Hands-On GPU-Accelerated Computer Vision with OpenCV and CUDA

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  • Understand how to access GPU device properties and capabilities from CUDA programs
  • Learn how to accelerate searching and sorting algorithms
  • Detect shapes such as lines and circles in images
  • Explore object tracking and detection with algorithms
  • Process videos using different video analysis techniques in Jetson TX1
  • Access GPU device properties from the PyCUDA program
  • Understand how kernel execution works

Computer vision has been revolutionizing a wide range of industries, and OpenCV is the most widely chosen tool for computer vision with its ability to work in multiple programming languages. Nowadays, in computer vision, there is a need to process large images in real time, which is difficult to handle for OpenCV on its own. This is where CUDA comes into the picture, allowing OpenCV to leverage powerful NVDIA GPUs. This book provides a detailed overview of integrating OpenCV with CUDA for practical applications.

To start with, you’ll understand GPU programming with CUDA, an essential aspect for computer vision developers who have never worked with GPUs. You’ll then move on to exploring OpenCV acceleration with GPUs and CUDA by walking through some practical examples.

Once you have got to grips with the core concepts, you’ll familiarize yourself with deploying OpenCV applications on NVIDIA Jetson TX1, which is popular for computer vision and deep learning applications. The last chapters of the book explain PyCUDA, a Python library that leverages the power of CUDA and GPUs for accelerations and can be used by computer vision developers who use OpenCV with Python.

By the end of this book, you’ll have enhanced computer vision applications with the help of this book's hands-on approach.

  • Explore examples to leverage the GPU processing power with OpenCV and CUDA
  • Enhance the performance of algorithms on embedded hardware platforms
  • Discover C++ and Python libraries for GPU acceleration
Page Count 380
Course Length 11 hours 24 minutes
ISBN 9781789348293
Date Of Publication 26 Sep 2018


Bhaumik Vaidya

Bhaumik Vaidya is an experienced computer vision engineer and mentor. He has worked extensively on OpenCV Library in solving computer vision problems. He is a University gold medalist in masters and is now doing a PhD in the acceleration of computer vision algorithms built using OpenCV and deep learning libraries on GPUs. He has a background in teaching and has guided many projects in computer vision and VLSI(Very-large-scale integration). He has worked in the VLSI domain previously as an ASIC verification engineer, so he has very good knowledge of hardware architectures also. He has published many research papers in reputable journals to his credit. He, along with his PhD mentor, has also received an NVIDIA Jetson TX1 embedded development platform as a research grant from NVIDIA.