EPJ Web Conf.
Volume 245, 202024th International Conference on Computing in High Energy and Nuclear Physics (CHEP 2019)
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Section||1 - Online and Real-time Computing|
|Published online||16 November 2020|
Highly Performant, Deep Neural Networks with sub-microsecond latency on FPGAs for Trigger Applications
Institut für Physik, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Mainz; Germany
2 Cluster of Excellence PRISMA +, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Mainz; Germany
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Published online: 16 November 2020
Artificial neural networks are becoming a standard tool for data analysis, but their potential remains yet to be widely used for hardware-level trigger applications. Nowadays, high-end FPGAs, often used in low-level hardware triggers, offer theoretically enough performance to include networks of considerable size. This makes it very promising and rewarding to optimize a neural network implementation for FPGAs in the trigger context.
Here an optimized neural network implementation framework is presented, which typically reaches 90 to 100% computational efficiency, requires few extra FPGA resources for data flow and controlling, and allows latencies in the order of 10s to few 100s of nanoseconds for entire (deep) networks.
© The Authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2020
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