10-12 September 2014
University of Pisa
Europe/Rome timezone

The Registration deadline is August 31nd, 2014
(send e-mail to gpu2014@pi.infn.it in case of late registration)


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.

This follows a long established trend which sees the increased use of cheap off-the-shelf commercial units to achieve unprecedented performances in parallel data processing, thus leveraging on a very strong commitment of hardware producers to the huge market of computer graphics and games. These hardware advances comes together with the continuous development of proprietary and free software to expose the raw computing power of GPUs for general-purpose applications and scientific computing in particular.

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.

Dates: from 10 September 2014 08:00 to 12 September 2014 18:00
Timezone: Europe/Rome
Location: University of Pisa
Polo Fibonacci
Largo Bruno Pontecorvo, 3
I-56127 Pisa
phone +39 050 2214 327
Chairs: Sozzi, Marco
Lamanna, Gianluca