Predictive partitioned vector quantization (PPVQ) has been proven to be an effective lossless compression scheme for ultraspectral sounder data. In previous work, we have identified the two most time-consuming stages of PPVQ for implementation on GPU. By using 4 GPUs and a spectral division design in sharing the workload, we showed a 42x speedup on NASA's Geostationary Imaging Fourier Transform Spectrometer (GIFTS) dataset compared to its original single-threaded CPU code. In this paper, an alternative spatial division design is developed to run on 4 GPUs. The experiment on the GIFTS dataset shows that a 72x speedup can be further achieved by this new design of the GPU-based PPVQ compression scheme.
Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), 2011 IEEE International, pp.221-224