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Graphics Processing Unit Assisted Thermographic CompositingObjective: To develop a software application utilizing general purpose graphics processing units (GPUs) for the analysis of large sets of thermographic data. Background: Over the past few years, an increasing effort among scientists and engineers to utilize the GPU in a more general purpose fashion is allowing for supercomputer level results at individual workstations. As data sets grow, the methods to work them grow at an equal, and often greater, pace. Certain common computations can take advantage of the massively parallel and optimized hardware constructs of the GPU to allow for throughput that was previously reserved for compute clusters. These common computations have high degrees of data parallelism, that is, they are the same computation applied to a large set of data where the result does not depend on other data elements. Signal (image) processing is one area were GPUs are being used to greatly increase the performance of certain algorithms and analysis techniques.
Document ID
20130013050
Document Type
Other
Authors
Ragasa, Scott
(Alabama Univ. Huntsville, AL, United States)
McDougal, Matthew
(NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL, United States)
Russell, Sam
(NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL, United States)
Date Acquired
August 27, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 2013
Subject Category
Computer Programming And Software
Report/Patent Number
M13-2478
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Public Use Permitted.

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