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

*Corresponding author for this work

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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
PublisherWorld Scientific Publishing Co. Pte Ltd
Pages653-657
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9814307513, 9789814307512
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
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
Country/TerritoryItaly
CityComo
Period09/10/509/10/9

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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