We have just completed porting Windows ADCI from the MinGW C++ (32 bit) to Microsoft’s C++ (64 bit) compiled version. The release of this software in summer 2018 will contain this new version (v 2.0). ADCI now has access to 8 Gb of runtime memory, which should allow twice as many samples to be batch processed in a single run. We estimate at least 700 samples consisting of 500 images each can be analyzed in unattended operation.
Our primary motivation for building the 64 bit version was actually to write new code that exploits the onboard Nvidia graphics card (GPU) in the gaming computers that we recommend. Benchmarking of the Gradient Vector Flow code (that defines chromosome objects) indicates a speedup of ~20% when the main CPU is linked to the GPU. The speed of the Integrated Intensity Laplacian module (which measures chromosome crossectional width) will also benefit from the GPU link. GPU acceleration will be available later in the year.
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