Minisymposium: MS22 - On the Use of Exotic Computation Architectures in High Energy Physics Applications
Computer Science and Applied Mathematics
TimeThursday, 13 June 201911:15 - 13:15
LocationHG E 3
DescriptionWith limitations in expansion of the von Neumann architecture processing units, several new models for running computations are gaining attention from the high energy physics community. These exotic architectures are considered potential platforms of scientific computation. Even though they are not foreseen to be used in the near future, the community needs to be aware of their potential and prepare for when new accelerators might become commercially viable and available. These new architectures require new programming paradigms and somehow limit the type of algorithms they can run. We propose to discuss the usage of non-standard computing architectures as accelerator to part of the high energy physics applications. This includes, but is not limited to, applications running on field programmable gate arrays, neuromorphic architectures, and quantum chips. With this minisymposium, we hope to create a picture of the state of the art, raise awareness of these architectures and guide future developments.