Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Friday June 03, 2016

How GPUs Are Delivering a 10,000x Improvement in Missile-Tracking Systems

Getting a 2-3x performance boost with an upgraded GPU is a matter of delight. Applying GPU technology to get a 10,000x performance improvement in a missile-tracking phased array radar system is a matter of national security. Yet that’s exactly what the real-time systems and software engineering firm FishEye Software has done. In a talk at our recent GPU Technology Conference, Ted Selig, chief operating officer at the Boston-based company, described how GPU acceleration helped overcome the limitations of conventional systems. By doing so, FishEye has shown a 10,000-fold gain in price-performance with a system that operates at real-time speeds, tracking scores of missiles.

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