DOE awards SBIR Phase I to Kitware for Grid visualization

July 10, 2003

Kitware, Inc. has won a Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project from the DOE to develop a scalable, grid enabled, collaborative visualization environment to support the emerging distributed computing network. Grid computing is viewed by many technologists as a promising software technology to leverage distributed resources across the internet, allowing organizations to utilize distant resources and access remote data. Kitware will integrate selected software systems into the Grid framework, and produce three prototype applications demonstrating isocontouring, large data rendering, and deformable registration.

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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