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Volume 287 - The 25th International workshop on vertex detectors (Vertex 2016) - Session: Online and offline tracking and vertexing
Investigating the Micron Automata Processor for HEP Pattern Recognition Applications
M. Wang,* C. Green, T. Liu
*corresponding author
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Pre-published on: 2017 February 09
Published on: 2017 August 03
The Micron Automata Processor is a dedicated pattern matching engine that is based on a non-Von Neumann processor architecture, and was designed primarily to satisfy the growing needs of high-speed text-based pattern search applications. We investigate its suitability for HEP pattern recognition applications, using a sample track-confirmation trigger to demonstrate a proof-of-principle. We compare its performance, in this sample application, with that of other processor architectures, namely a general purpose CPU and an FPGA-based implementation using content-addressable memories.
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