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GPU_inspiral is a low-latency, high performance many-core implementation of the matched-filter gravitational wave search algorithm, developed by the RMKI Virgo Group. The base is an architecture and vendor independent OpenCL code. The sub algorithms implemented so far are the following:

  • template generation
  • PSD calculation
  • matched-filtering
  • chi2 calculation
  • clustering of events


Performence test was done on a 2048 sec long data chunk, 500 template of 64 sec long was filtered. The code run on an Nvidia Tesla C2050. To produce the SNR time series it took ~17 sec for gpu_inpiral, this has to be compare with the ~40 minutes necessary for lalapps_inspiral to produce the same result.

This results a *speed-up factor of 2 orders of magnitude !


Ther is some material available on this project:

Future plans


  1. Bence Somhegyi
  2. Gergely Debreczeni
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Topic revision: r1 - 2011-06-28 - GergelyDebreczeni
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