21-25 May 2012
New York City, NY, USA
US/Eastern timezone

IceCubes GPGPU's cluster for extensive MC production

24 May 2012, 17:00
Room 905/907 (Kimmel Center)

Room 905/907

Kimmel Center

Parallel Event Processing (track 2) Event Processing


Mr Heath Skarlupka (UW Madison)


GPGPU computing offers extraordinary increases in pure processing power for parallelizable applications. In IceCube we use GPUs for ray-tracing of cherenkov photons in the antarctic ice as part of detector simulation. We report on how we implemented the mixed simulation production chain to include the processing on the GPGPU cluster for the IceCube Monte-Carlo production. We also present ideas to include GPGPU accelerated reconstructions into the IceCube data processing.

Primary author

Mr Heath Skarlupka (UW Madison)


Dr Dmitry Chirkin (UW Madison) Mr Juan Carlos Díaz Vélez (UW Madison) Martin Merck (University of Wisconsin Madison)

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