CHMPR Image Stitching Accomplishment

Research funded by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and performed by The Center for Hybrid Multicore Productivity Research (CHMPR) has achieved a significant reduction in the time to precisely stitch together hundreds of electronic microscopic biological images to create one large composite image. Using the popular Fiji image stitching plugin takes 3.56 hours to complete the registration process and using Matlab takes about 17 minutes. The CHMPR method using its serial C++ implementation takes 10 minutes to complete the registration and using its dual NVIDIA Telsa C2070 graphics processing units (GPUs) takes about 25 seconds.

For more information about this research, contact Tim Blattner at tblatt1@umbc.edu

A GPGPUs tutorial will be given at 1 pm on Monday December 17, 2012 in the ITE Building Room 456.