For the company RECENDT, Catalysts has successfully ported the calculations for the optical coherence tomography (OCT) on CUDA-enabled graphics card. The OCT is a method which makes it possible to obtain cross-sectional images of a workpiece without cutting this or by X-ray light. RECENDT applies this for example, as a method for quality control of multilayer films for food.
The original system had been implemented on a special purpose hardware, an FPGA. However, this attracted some drawbacks: the transition to a new, more powerful generation of FPGAs was due to hardware changes not possible, all changes to the algorithm were very expensive to develop, and only the very cost of an exemplar were in the 4-digit price-range.
By switching to a GPGPU system we were able to completely eliminate these disadvantages and in addition,to increase performance by a factor of 75th. Within just two weeks, we were able to completely outsource the computation on a standard graphic card. Now, not only over 150 images can be calculated per second (before it was 2 frames per second), but the updated algorithms also offer a higher quality.
What does that mean for you as a customer?
Catalysts has shown many times that we can accelerate complex algorithms successfully. Our spectrum ranges from algorithms in the field of space research, to algorithms in the financial sector.
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