12-14 October 2011
Physics Lecture Hall
Europe/Berlin timezone

Photon tracking with GPUs in IceCube

12 Oct 2011, 18:10
HH (Physics Lecture Hall)


Physics Lecture Hall

Hörsaalgebäude - Staudtstraße 5 - 91058 Erlangen - Germany
Computing and data Parallel Session 7


Dmitry Chirkin (UW, Madison, U.S.A.)


GPUs (graphics processing units) have become increasingly popular in the recent years for scientific calculations involving large numbers of similar steps. Photon propagation is a necessary part of simulating detector response to passing charged particles in IceCube that is an ideal application for use with GPUs. We discuss the principle ideas and practical issues of running such an application within the simulation chain used within our collaboration.

Primary author

Dmitry Chirkin (UW, Madison, U.S.A.)

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