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10-15 March 2019
Steinmatte conference center
Europe/Zurich timezone

Introduction to the Full Bandwidth Amplitude Analysis Software (FALLS)

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20m
Steinmatte conference center

Steinmatte conference center

Hotel Allalin, Saas Fee, Switzerland https://allalin.ch/conference/
Oral Track 3: Computations in Theoretical Physics: Techniques and Methods Track 3: Computations in Theoretical Physics: Techniques and Methods

Speaker

Hao Cai (Wuhan University (CN))

Description

Amplitude analysis is an important tool for the research of the hadron spectrum, in which the maximum likelihood method is used to estimate the parameters of a probability density function. In each optimization step, the likelihood values of a huge number of events from both data and Monte-Carlo simulations are calculated and summed, which is the most time-consuming part of the whole optimization process. We have tried to increase their calculation speed with CUDA and finally found that it is limited by the bandwidth of GPU memory. On the Tesla V100 platform, we nearly reach the maximum limit of the bandwidth utilization, for which our analysis tool is named as Full Bandwidth Amplitude Analysis Software (FALLS). In the application to the high energy physics analysis work, the average consuming time of the whole process is reduced to several minutes while our original program also based on GPU needs several hours.

Primary author

Hao Cai (Wuhan University (CN))

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