Thursday, November 16, 2006

Cell BE finds home medical imaging

Mercury Computer Systems will demonstrate its Visage 3D at the 92nd Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting of the Radiology Society of North America at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois, November 26-30.

From Mecury's press release: (emphasis added)

In Reconstruction, Mercury will demonstrate more than 100X improvement in CT reconstruction performance over solutions with conventional microprocessors, with the Mercury Cell Accelerator Board (CAB). Based on the Cell Broadband Engine(TM) (BE) processor, the CAB is a PCI Express(R) accelerator card and is available with optimized algorithms, and multicore and multicomputer programming expertise from Mercury. The Cell BE processor's extensive parallelism, along with vast I/O capabilities, permits efficient implementation of complex CT reconstruction algorithms with close to real-time performance. The CAB with Mercury software enables system designers to develop medical imaging solutions that can create images obtained from more precise algorithms, with higher quality and much faster than ever before.
Read Mercury's press release (11/15/06) linked here.

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