Xlinx Snappy Compression

Snappy Compress Streaming example resides in L2/tests/snappy_compress directory.

Follow build instructions to generate host executable and binary.

The binary host file generated is named as xil_snappy and it is present in ./build directory.

Executable Usage

  1. To execute single file for compression : ./build/xil_snappy -xbin ./build/xclbin_<xsa_name>_<TARGET mode>/compress.xclbin -c <input file_name>

  2. To execute multiple files for compression : ./build/xil_snappy -xbin ./build/xclbin_<xsa_name>_<TARGET mode>/compress.xclbin -cfl <files.list>

    • <files.list>: Contains various file names with current path

The usage of the generated executable is as follows:

Usage: application.exe -[-h-c-cfl-xbin-id]
       --help,                -h        Print Help Options
       --compress,            -c        Compress
       --compress_list,       -cfl      Compress List of Input Files
       --max_cr,              -mcr      Maximum CR                                            Default: [10]
       --xclbin,              -xbin     XCLBIN
       --device_id,           -id       Device ID                                             Default: [0]
       --block_size,          -B        Compress Block Size [0-64: 1-256: 2-1024: 3-4096]     Default: [0]

Resource Utilization

Table below presents resource utilization of Xilinx Snappy Streaming Compression kernels. The final Fmax achieved is 300MHz

Compress 47K 10K 50K 48 48

Performance Data

Table below presents kernel throughput achieved for a single compute unit.

Topic Results
Compression Throughput 2.2 GB/s
Average Compression Ratio 2.13x (Silesia Benchmark)