DOD Awards Kitware Phase I SBIR for High-Performance GPU Computing

July 10, 2005

The DOD Army Research Lab has Awarded Kitware a Phase I STTR for accelerated data processing and rendering using GPU technologies. The focus of the work is to utilize the graphical processing unit to support of the ParaView visualization system. Recent advances in graphics hardware (and associated software libraries) enables the GPU to be programmed for a variety of tasks. This offers a significant opportunity for improving performance since GPUs have been previously relegated to rendering data; now they can be used for modeling and processing data. The PI for this award is Dr. Amitabh Varshney at the University of Maryland College Park.

Kitware, Inc. is a leading software development company providing products and services in the areas of medical image analysis, visualization and 3D graphics, supercomputing, computer vision, open publication, and software quality process. Kitware is known for its advanced open source software tools such as the widely used Visualization Toolkit (VTK), Insight Segmentation and Registration Toolkit (ITK), and the CMake build management software. Established in 1998, Kitware is rapidly growing to support top research and development clients around the world; including such prestigious customers as the US National Labs (Sandia, Los Alamos, Livermore, and Argonne), the National Institutes of Health, the Army and Air Force Research labs, and a variety of academic, commercial and governmental research labs. Our commercial customers range from Fortune 500 oil and gas companies to small medical imaging start ups.

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