Mar 21 – 27, 2009
Europe/Prague timezone

Highly parallel algorithm for high-pT physics at FAIR-CBM

Mar 26, 2009, 8:00 AM


Prague Congress Centre 5. května 65, 140 00 Prague 4, Czech Republic
Board: Thursday 085
poster Online Computing Poster session


Gyoergy Vesztergombi (Res. Inst. Particle & Nucl. Phys. - Hungarian Academy of Science)


Unusually high intensity ( 10**11 proton/sec ) beam is planned to be ejected for fixed targets at FAIR accelerator upto 90 GeV energy. Using this beam the FAIR-CBM experiment provides an unique high luminosity facility to measure high pT phenomena with unprecedented sensitivity exceeding by orders of magnitude that of previous experiments. Applying 1% target the expected minimum bias event rate will be in the range of GHz. In order to get a selective trigger which reduces this rate to the kHz range one needs an extremely fast algorithm. Due to the fact that the minimal read-out time for pixel detectors is about 1 microsec, one could get 1000-fold pile-up. Proton-Carbon interactions in the STS detector of CBM were simulated assuming 4 pixel and 5 strip detector (x,y) planes, a highly parallel online algorithm is proposed which could select the high pT tracks with high efficiency. The proposed mosaic-trigger system is data-driven. The recorded hits are directed toward corridors assigned to the corresponding "mosaics" in the given Si-plane. Narrow tubes are defined on a subset and an exhaustive search is performed on the full set applying content addressable memories (CAM's).
Presentation type (oral | poster) oral

Primary author

Gyoergy Vesztergombi (Res. Inst. Particle & Nucl. Phys. - Hungarian Academy of Science)


Dr Agnes Fulop (Roland Eotvos University, Budapest)

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