The evolution of FTK, a real-time tracker for hadron collider experiments

A. Annovi, M. Beretta, P. Laurelli, E. Bossini, V. Cavasinni, F. Crescioli, M. Dell'Orso, P. Giannetti, M. Piendibene, G. Punzi, F. Sarri, I. Vivarelli, G. Volpi, L. Sartori, A. Boveia, E. Brubaker, F. Canelli, M. Dunford, A. Kapliy, Y. K. KimC. Melachrinos, M. Shochet, J. Tuggle, H. Deberg, A. McCarn, M. Neubauer, M. Franklin, C. Mills, N. Kimura, K. Yorita, J. Proudfoot, J. Zhang, R. Tripiccione

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Abstract

We describe the architecture evolution of the highly-parallel dedicated processor FTK, which is driven by the simulation of LHC events at high luminosity (IOJ4 em" SI). FTK is able to provide precise on-line track reconstruction for future hadronic collider experiments. The processor, organized in a two-tiered pipelined architecture, execute very fast algorithms based on the use of a large bank of pre-stored patterns of trajectory points (first tier) in combination with full resolution track fitting to refine pattern recognition and to determine off-line quality track parameters. We describe here how the high luminosity simulation results have produced a new organization of the hardware inside the FTK processor core.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAstroparticle, Particle and Space Physics, Detectors and Medical Physics Applications - Proceedings of the 11th Conference
Pages653-657
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Dec 1
Event11th International Conferences on Advanced Technology and Particle Physics, ICATTP 2009 - Como, Italy
Duration: 2009 Oct 52009 Oct 9

Publication series

NameAstroparticle, Particle and Space Physics, Detectors and Medical Physics Applications - Proceedings of the 11th Conference

Conference

Conference11th International Conferences on Advanced Technology and Particle Physics, ICATTP 2009
CountryItaly
CityComo
Period09/10/509/10/9

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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Annovi, A., Beretta, M., Laurelli, P., Bossini, E., Cavasinni, V., Crescioli, F., Dell'Orso, M., Giannetti, P., Piendibene, M., Punzi, G., Sarri, F., Vivarelli, I., Volpi, G., Sartori, L., Boveia, A., Brubaker, E., Canelli, F., Dunford, M., Kapliy, A., ... Tripiccione, R. (2010). The evolution of FTK, a real-time tracker for hadron collider experiments. In Astroparticle, Particle and Space Physics, Detectors and Medical Physics Applications - Proceedings of the 11th Conference (pp. 653-657). (Astroparticle, Particle and Space Physics, Detectors and Medical Physics Applications - Proceedings of the 11th Conference).