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GPU Computing in High Energy Physics

September 10, 2014 8:00 am to September 12, 2014 6:00 pm

The conference focuses on the application of GPUs in High Energy Physics (HEP), expanding on the trend of previous workshops on the topic and pointing to establishing a recurrent series. The emerging paradigm of the use of graphic processors as powerful accelerators in data- and computation-intensive applications found fertile ground in the computing challenges of the HEP community and is currently object of active investigations.

All different applications of massively parallel computing in HEP will be addressed, from computational speed-ups in online and offline data selection and analysis to hard real-time applications in low-level triggering, to MonteCarlo simulations for lattice QCD. Both current activities and plans for foreseen experiments and projects will be discussed, together with perspectives on the evolution of the hardware and software.

Filippo Mantovani, coordinator of the Mont-Blanc project, will present “Commodity embedded technology and mobile GPUs for future HPC systems” the 11th of September at 11.45 h. The event takes place at the University of Pisa (Italy).