21-27 March 2009
Prague
Europe/Prague timezone

GPU's for event reconstruction in the FairRoot Framework

26 Mar 2009, 15:00
20m
Club A (Prague)

Club A

Prague

Prague Congress Centre 5. května 65, 140 00 Prague 4, Czech Republic
oral Software Components, Tools and Databases Software Components, Tools and Databases

Speaker

Dr Mohammad Al-Turany (GSI DARMSTADT)

Description

FairRoot is the simulation and analysis framework used by CBM and PANDA experiments at FAIR/GSI. The use of GPU's for event reconstruction in FairRoot will be presented. The fact that CUDA (Nvidia's Compute Unified Device Architecture) development tools work alongside the conventional C/C++ compiler, makes it possible to mix GPU code with general-purpose code for the host CPU, based on this some of the reconstruction tasks can be send to the graphic cards. Moreover, tasks that run on the GPU's can also run in emulation mode on the host CPU, which has the advantage that the same code is used on both CPU and GPU.

Primary author

Dr Mohammad Al-Turany (GSI DARMSTADT)

Co-author

Dr Florian Uhlig (GSI DARMSTADT)

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