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Title: First Results of an “Artificial Retina” Processor Prototype

We report on the performance of a specialized processor capable of reconstructing charged particle tracks in a realistic LHC silicon tracker detector, at the same speed of the readout and with sub-microsecond latency. The processor is based on an innovative pattern-recognition algorithm, called “artificial retina algorithm”, inspired from the vision system of mammals. A prototype of the processor has been designed, simulated, and implemented on Tel62 boards equipped with high-bandwidth Altera Stratix III FPGA devices. Also, the prototype is the first step towards a real-time track reconstruction device aimed at processing complex events of high-luminosity LHC experiments at 40 MHz crossing rate.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [1] ;  [1] ;  [3] ;  [3] ;  [3] ;  [4] ;  [5] ;  [3] ;  [6] ;  [5]
  1. INFN Sezione di Pisa (Italy); Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa (Italy)
  2. Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa (Italy)
  3. INFN Sezione di Pisa (Italy); Universita di Pisa (Italy)
  4. Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States)
  5. INFN Sezione di Pisa (Italy)
  6. European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), Geneva (Switzerland)
Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
FERMILAB-CONF-16-623-CMS
Journal ID: ISSN 2100-014X; 1504293; TRN: US1701250
Grant/Contract Number:
AC02-07CH11359
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
EPJ Web of Conferences
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 127; Journal ID: ISSN 2100-014X
Publisher:
EDP Sciences
Research Org:
Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
OSTI Identifier:
1339137

Cenci, Riccardo, Bedeschi, Franco, Marino, Pietro, Morello, Michael J., Ninci, Daniele, Piucci, Alessio, Punzi, Giovanni, Ristori, Luciano, Spinella, Franco, Stracka, Simone, Tonelli, Diego, and Walsh, John. First Results of an “Artificial Retina” Processor Prototype. United States: N. p., Web. doi:10.1051/epjconf/201612700005.
Cenci, Riccardo, Bedeschi, Franco, Marino, Pietro, Morello, Michael J., Ninci, Daniele, Piucci, Alessio, Punzi, Giovanni, Ristori, Luciano, Spinella, Franco, Stracka, Simone, Tonelli, Diego, & Walsh, John. First Results of an “Artificial Retina” Processor Prototype. United States. doi:10.1051/epjconf/201612700005.
Cenci, Riccardo, Bedeschi, Franco, Marino, Pietro, Morello, Michael J., Ninci, Daniele, Piucci, Alessio, Punzi, Giovanni, Ristori, Luciano, Spinella, Franco, Stracka, Simone, Tonelli, Diego, and Walsh, John. 2016. "First Results of an “Artificial Retina” Processor Prototype". United States. doi:10.1051/epjconf/201612700005. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1339137.
@article{osti_1339137,
title = {First Results of an “Artificial Retina” Processor Prototype},
author = {Cenci, Riccardo and Bedeschi, Franco and Marino, Pietro and Morello, Michael J. and Ninci, Daniele and Piucci, Alessio and Punzi, Giovanni and Ristori, Luciano and Spinella, Franco and Stracka, Simone and Tonelli, Diego and Walsh, John},
abstractNote = {We report on the performance of a specialized processor capable of reconstructing charged particle tracks in a realistic LHC silicon tracker detector, at the same speed of the readout and with sub-microsecond latency. The processor is based on an innovative pattern-recognition algorithm, called “artificial retina algorithm”, inspired from the vision system of mammals. A prototype of the processor has been designed, simulated, and implemented on Tel62 boards equipped with high-bandwidth Altera Stratix III FPGA devices. Also, the prototype is the first step towards a real-time track reconstruction device aimed at processing complex events of high-luminosity LHC experiments at 40 MHz crossing rate.},
doi = {10.1051/epjconf/201612700005},
journal = {EPJ Web of Conferences},
number = ,
volume = 127,
place = {United States},
year = {2016},
month = {11}
}