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A High-End Reconfigurable Computation Platform for Nuclear and Particle Physics Experiments

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11 Author(s)
Ming Liu ; Justus-Liebig-University Giessen Royal Institute of Technology ; Wolfgang Kuhn ; Soren Lange ; Shuo Yang
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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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Computing in Science & Engineering  (Volume:13 ,  Issue: 2 )