Author: Barber, D.P.
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MOPWO066 GPU-accelerated Spin Dynamics and Analysis for RHIC 1037
  • D.T. Abell, D. Meiser
    Tech-X, Boulder, Colorado, USA
  • M. Bai, V.H. Ranjbar
    BNL, Upton, Long Island, New York, USA
  • D.P. Barber
    DESY, Hamburg, Germany
  Funding: This work supported in part by the US DOE Office No. DE-SC0004432.
Graphics processing units (GPUs) have now become powerful tools for scientific computation. Here we present our work on using GPUs (singly or in parallel) to speed the tracking of both orbital and spin degrees of freedom in particle accelerators. This work includes the development of new spin integrators that are both fast and accurate. We have also developed an integrated set of tools for analysing the results. To demonstrate the utility of these new tools, we use them to study the spin dynamics of protons in the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider at Brookhaven National Lab.