ATCA-based Computation Platform for Data Acquisition and Triggering in Particle Physics Experiments
2008 (English)In: 2008 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON FIELD PROGRAMMABLE AND LOGIC APPLICATIONS, VOLS 1 AND 2, 2008, 287-292 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
An ATCA-based computation platform for data acquisition and trigger applications in nuclear and particle physics experiments has been developed. Each Compute Node (CN) which appears as a Field Replaceable Unit (FRU) in an ATCA shelf, features 5 Xilinx Virtex-4 FX60 FPGAs and up to 10 GBytes DDR2 memory. Connectivity is provided with 8 optical links and 5 Gigabit Ethernet ports, which are mounted on each board to receive data from detectors and forward results to outer shelves or PC farms with attached mass storage. Fast point-to-point on-board interconnections between FPGAs as well as the full-mesh shelf backplane provide flexibility and high bandwidth to partition algorithms and correlate results among them. The system represents a highly reconfigurable and scalable solution for multiple applications.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2008. 287-292 p.
, International Conference on Field Programmable and Logic Applications
Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-63744DOI: 10.1109/FPL.2008.4629946ISI: 000263578100048ScopusID: 2-s2.0-54949120245OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-63744DiVA: diva2:482505
International Conference on Field Programmable and Logic Applications. Heidelberg, GERMANY. SEP 08-10, 2008
QC 201203132012-01-242012-01-242012-03-13Bibliographically approved