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A High-End Reconfigurable Computation Platform for Nuclear and Particle Physics Experiments
March/April 2011 (vol. 13 no. 2)
pp. 52-63
Ming Liu, Justus-Liebig-University Giessen Royal Institute of Technology

A high-performance computation platform based on field-programmable gate arrays targets nuclear and particle physics experiment applications. The system can be constructed or scaled into a supercomputer-equivalent size for detector data processing by inserting compute nodes into advanced telecommunications computing architecture (ATCA) crates. Among the case study results are that one ATCA crate can provide a computation capability equivalent to hundreds of commodity PCs for Hades online particle track reconstruction and Cherenkov ring recognition.

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Index Terms:
Reconfigurable computing, FPGA implementation, pattern recognition, nuclear and particle physics, scientific computing
Ming Liu, "A High-End Reconfigurable Computation Platform for Nuclear and Particle Physics Experiments," Computing in Science and Engineering, vol. 13, no. 2, pp. 52-63, March-April 2011, doi:10.1109/MCSE.2010.117
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