Speeding up and parallelizing the GARFIELD+

A. Sheharyar, O. Bouhali, A. Castaneda

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Garfield++ is a toolkit for the simulation of particle detectors that use gas and semi-conductors as sensitive medium. It takes enormous amount of time to complete the simulation of complex scenarios such as those involving high detector voltages, gases with large gains, or electric field meshes with large number of elements. We observed that most of the simulation time is being consumed in finding the correct element in the electric field mesh. We optimized the element search operation and achieved significant boost in the speed up. In addition. We added the parallel computing support in the toolkit to simulate multiple events simultaneously over multiple machines. In this paper, we present our approach of speeding up the computations and benchmark results.

Original languageEnglish
Article number06004
JournalEPJ Web of Conferences
Publication statusPublished - 21 Feb 2018
Event4th International Conference on MicroPattern Gaseous Detectors, MPGD 2015 - Trieste, Italy
Duration: 12 Oct 201515 Oct 2015


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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