On all Intel Core processors, running on 64-bit operating systems, version KDU-S7.5 achieves significant speedups for decompression and compression in comparison with the regular Kakadu version KDU-7.5, ranging from around 30% to 60%. On the Haswell architecture with AVX2 and BMI2 instruction support, KDU-S7.5 achieves typical speedups of ~49% (decompression) and ~57% (compression) over regular KDU-7.5, even though regular KDU-7.5 has already been enhanced with extensive exploitation of AVX and AVX2 technologies. These speedups are about 10% higher than were achieved with KDU-S7.4, which is due primarily to the exploitation of AVX2 and BMI2. Note, however, that to access these latest capabilities on Windows platforms, you will need to use Visual Studio 2012 or later, even though speed-pack libraries and build environments are provided for VS2010. View Speed Pack VS7 comparative performance results here.
Version 8.0.5 Released
SDK V8.0.5 is now available for purchase and evaluation. Version 8 is a very large upgrade, the major feature is introduction of the new High Throughput JPEG 2000 (HTJ2K) standard that offers a massive enhancement in processing throughput to the whole JPEG 2000 family of standards.
Version 8.0.4 Released
SpeedPack vS8.0.4 is now available for purchase and evaluation. This special release offers remarkable speed improvements, ranging from around 30% to 60%, on modern x86 processors, running on 64-bit operating systems, relative to regular Kakadu, which is already one of the fastest implementations around.
About Kakadu Software
Kakadu is a complete implementation of the JPEG2000 standard, Part 1 (ISO/IEC 15444-1), Part 15 (ISO/IEC 15444-15, a.k.a. High Throughput JPEG 2000), plus most of Part 2 (coding and file format extensions) and Part 3 (motion JPEG 2000) and Part 9 (JPIP for interactive image/video browsing).
The Kakadu software framework provides a solid foundation for a range of commercial and non-commercial applications. We have a range of license options to suit everyone. Commercial and non-commercial, large and small. Follow these links for everything you need.