Jun 13 – 17, 2011
Europe/Berlin timezone
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Partial Wave Analysis using Graphics Cards

Jun 17, 2011, 10:35 AM
Club 3 (Künstlerhaus)

Club 3


talk Analysis Technologies Technologies


Dr Niklaus Berger (IHEP)


Partial Wave Analysis (PWA) is a key tool in hadron spectroscopy. Besides raising difficult questions as to what physics models to use and how to interpret results, it also poses superb challenges in computing, especially with the large statistics samples available today at facilities like BES III or COMPASS and in the future at GLUE X and PANDA. I discuss the use of parallel computing, especially the harnessing of Graphics Processing Units (GPUs) for PWA and review the history of these attempts from first trials four years ago to several mature software frameworks in use today.

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