Full-cycle development of the Information Management System for States of Jersey Customs and Immigration Service. The project was completed in alliance with ELEKS’ strategic partner teleologica. Our partner’s role was to provide overall coordination with ongoing business consulting. Meanwhile, ELEKS engineers and analysts performed business analysis, and system development and deployment.
States of Jersey Customs and Immigration Service. This institution provides border control on immigration and the movement of goods. Specifically, its functions include: fair collection of customs duties, excise duties and Goods and Services Tax (GST), uninterrupted movement of goods across the border to facilitate trade and border control (protection from prohibited and restricted goods).
Programming platforms: ASP.NET 2.0
Operating System: MS Windows Server 2003, 2008, 2012 – continued support
Databases: MS SQL Server 2005, 2008, 2012 Web Servers: IIS Web Browsers: Chrome, Mozilla Firefox 2+, Safari 3+, Internet Explorer 6.0+
About the project. CAESAR II was developed with the goal of supporting all the major Customs business processes that include revenue administration, goods seizure and performance reporting. The system consisted of two functional units with the first one being the Internal Customs Site for the internal customs procedures. Access to this site is restricted to customs officers according to a role-based security principle. The Internal Site interacts with other States of Jersey Information Systems, such as the Income Tax System, the Vehicle Registration System, etc. Meanwhile, the second functional unit consisted of an External Public Website for importers, shippers and other members of public.
Development. The system development was carried out in several stages. Functional prototypes were created to obtain users’ feedback as early as possible. There was a significant emphasis on the system’s reliability. As goods transportation and clearance is a 24/7 process, ELEKS needed to ensure a high level of system performance and reliability. It was achieved by providing duplicate “stand-by” hosts and “always-on” database mirroring. If an electronic disaster were to occur, the customs operations can resume within 15 minutes with no data loss.
Security. The data on the public website is encrypted through the use of symmetric and asymmetric keys. The public server is isolated in the States of Jersey demilitarized zone (DMZ). The bullet-proof security of the system was one of ELEKS’ major concerns during the system design. Consequently, two independent penetration tests were performed by independent security consulting firms as part of go-live promotion in order to ensure a high level of security.
Cooperation process. To provide a smooth development process, ELEKS’ team and Customs and Immigration Services communicated daily and practiced regular on-site visits to gather project requirements, collect feedback, collaborate with stakeholders, deploy prototypes and provide go-live support.
ELEKS helps a medical device company reduce patient assessment time by accelerating Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanner post-processing software with CUDA™
US MRI scanners developer and manufacturer
Reduce patient time on the table by accelerating complex MRI image post-processing and reconstruction tasks.
ELEKS developed a library of specialized functions to perform extremely fast and efficient MRI images reconstruction and SVD processing using NVIDIA® CUDA™. Now these operations take less than a second compared to 28 seconds for FFT and 18.5 seconds for SVD processing (over benchmark datasets using single-threaded reference CPU implementation). And the maximum achieved SVD acceleration is 155x on a benchmark dataset of 96 512x384 frames acquired from 8 coils in YZ orientation.
NVIDIA® CUDA™ GPUs, C++, Microsoft .NET, C#.