DOE awards SBIR Phase II to Kitware for Grid Visualization

Kitware, Inc. has won a Small Business Innovation Research Phase II project from the DOE to develop a scalable, grid enabled, collaborative visualization environment to support the emerging distributed computing network. Grid computing is viewed by many technologists as a promising software technology to leverage distributed resources across the internet, allowing organizations to utilize distant resources and access remote data. Kitware will develop automation tools for deploying software applications written with VTK ( and ITK ( software systems onto the grid. Currently grid deployment is a diffuclt process requiring significant expertise. Kitware’s goal is to simplify this process so that engineers and scientists without grid experience can deploy their computational tools with minimal effort.

Kitware, Inc. is a leading software development company providing products and services in the areas of medical image analysis, visualization and 3D graphics, supercomputing, computer vision, open publication, and software quality process. Kitware is known for its advanced open source software tools such as the widely used Visualization Toolkit (VTK), Insight Segmentation and Registration Toolkit (ITK), and the CMake build management software. Established in 1998, Kitware is rapidly growing to support top research and development clients around the world; including such prestigious customers as the US National Labs (Sandia, Los Alamos, Livermore, and Argonne), the National Institutes of Health, the Army and Air Force Research labs, and a variety of academic, commercial and governmental research labs. Our commercial customers range from Fortune 500 oil and gas companies to small medical imaging start ups.

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