Movies

FASTRA official movie: Extended version
FASTRA official movie: Shorter version
FASTRA official movie: Smaller Pieces

FASTRA official movie: extended version

Dr. Joost Batenburg takes us on a tour through the ASTRA-lab to explain why we need such enormous computation power and what FASTRA is all about.

This movie is also available in high resolution.

FASTRA official movie: shorter version

Shorter version of the movie: Dr. Joost Batenburg takes us to the ASTRA-lab where he shows what tomographical reconstructions are and what the role of FASTRA is.

This movie is also available in high resolution.

FASTRA official movie: in small parts

  • Part 1: Dr. Joost Batenburg explains why we need so much computation power and introduces Bob, our little plastic patient.
  • Part 2: Dr. Joost Batenburg creates a reconstruction of Bob and explains the difficulties that occur with traditional tomographic reconstruction algorithms.
  • Part 3: Taking a priori information (like material density) into account, we can reconstruct Bob very accurately, even in cases that would have resulted in very bad reconstructions with traditional methods (few projections, small angular range, noisy data, ...).
  • Part 4: Our reconstruction techniques require a lot of computation power. Here Dr. Joost Batenburg explains why we opted to build FASTRA, our GPU supercomputer.
  • Part 5: Dr. Joost Batenburg shows the inside of FASTRA.