For the company RECENDT, Catalysts has successfully ported the calculations for the optical coherence tomography (OCT) on CUDA-enabled graphics card. OCT is a method which makes it possible to obtain cross-sectional images of a workpiece without cutting it, 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 not possible due to hardware changes, all changes to the algorithm were very expensive to develop, and the costs for a single FPGA were in the 4-digit price-range.
By switching to a GPGPU system we were able to completely eliminate these disadvantages and furthermore increased performance by a factor of 75. Within just two weeks, we were able to completely outsource the computation to an industry-standard graphics 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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