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

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

2018 | ISBN: 1789348293 | English | 506 pages | PDF | 14,3 MB


Discover how CUDA allows OpenCV to handle complex and rapidly growing image data processing in computer and machine vision by accessing the power of GPU

Key Features
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
Book Description
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.

What you will learn
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
Who this book is for
This book is a go-to guide for you if you are a developer working with OpenCV and want to learn how to process more complex image data by exploiting GPU processing. A thorough understanding of computer vision concepts and programming languages such as C++ or Python is expected.

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