Applications for GPU's in Astronomy and Astrophysics

This informal mini-workshop will explore the potential application of a new generation of GPU-based computing architectures to several topical areas of astronomy and astrophysics. Discussions will be free-form and new ideas and interchange are welcome. A particular goal is the identification of specific areas of collaboration between ISAAC and Cahill researchers, in fulfillment of ISAAC's NSF-funded charge to support astronomical research in the US community.

Date: Thursday, September 30, 2010
Time: 9:30am Kickoff
Location: Caltech, Cahill room 126

Participation (modify as appropriate)

Attending: R. Dekany (COO), J. Milburn (COO), H. Shukla (ISAAC/LBL), T. Truong (JPL)
Call-in:

Call-in: 866-675-1191 x8203140
Polycom IP: 131.215.133.38 (by request only - contact R. Dekany)

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Agenda

  • 9:30a Introduction / Overview of ISAAC - Hemant Shukla
  • 10:00a IFS data cube extraction
    • COO currently has three different IFS instruments that have each rolled their own solution. Is there room for GPU to simplify, speed this process?
  • 11:00a Data pipelines for wide-field surveys
    • We're operating one large pipeline (PTF) and looking toward the next (PTF2); issues and challenges?

  • Noon Lunch at the Atheneum

  • 1:00p GPU's for AO RTC's
    • We're implementing one high-speed system (PALM-3000); ISAAC collaboration in advanced algorithms and upgraded hardware solutions?
  • 2:00p Wave-optics simulations
    • We operate several optics simulation environments, increasingly beneficial for instrumentation and PSF characterization for photometry and astrometry; room for collaboration?

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