Scalable Parallel Processing

Grooper’s shared computing infrastructure makes parallel processing on a large scale easy. Leverage hundreds of processing cores spread across multiple servers and workstations. Perform in minutes what takes hours or even days using traditional processing methods.

The Power of Parallel Processing

The performance benefits of parallel processing are significant, particularly for low latency, CPU-intensive activities. Consider the job below, executed on a 56-core thread pool. CPU-intensive activities experience a massive speed increase – up to 50X!

ActivityDescriptionSerialParallelFactor
ImportLoaded 46K TIF & PDF documents from CMIS
13 hours
3.2 hours
4x
SplitSplit documents into 426K pages11.7 hours
27 minutes26x
EnhanceApplied image cleanup to 426K pages4.2 days
2.0 hours50x
OCRPerformed full text OCR on 426K pages1.9 days1.3 hours35x
ExtractExtracted additional fields from 46K documents 3.7 hours
9.3 minutes25x
MergeMerged 426K pages back into multipage files8.5 hours24 minutes21x
ExportExported 46K documents to CMIS18.0 hours3.5 hours5x

We realized even in the earliest stages of Grooper’s life the importance of parallel processing. Conditioning documents for complete data collection requires a tremendous amount of computational cycles for image processing, text collection, and data analysis. This was the correct architecture to maintain reasonable processing times without having to compromise our ability to get every piece of data we wanted.

Performance Monitoring

See all the workstations and servers that are connected to your Grooper environment and centrally monitor the memory, processors, and storage of each. If any machines are being overworked, simply disable some of the automation services to free up resources.

Global Service Management

Centrally start and stop automation services in bulk, even when they are spread across your entire collection of machines. There is no need to login to each machine to handle these tasks.

One-Click Software Upgrades

Upgrade one machine, complete unit-testing, then push a new version to all machines in a single click. Stay up to date and escape the mindset of multi-week upgrade project planning and 2 to 4 year upgrade cycles.

Minimum System Requirements

Grooper service components include Microsoft Windows Server and Microsoft SQL. Detailed system requirements can be found on Grooper xChange.

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