|Implementation of 3D Degridding Algorithm on the NVIDIA
GPUs using CUDA
|532, ASTRONOMICAL DATA ANALYSIS SOFTWARE AND SYSTEMS XXX
|Adámek, K.; Wortmann, P.; Nikolic, B.; Mort, B.; Armour, W.
|Practical aperture synthesis imaging algorithms work by iterating between estimating the sky brightness distribution and a comparison of a prediction based on this estimate with the measured data ("visibilities"). Accuracy in the latter step is crucial but is made difficult by irregular and non-planar sampling of data by the telescope. In this work we present a GPU implementation of 3d degridding which accurately deals with these two difficulties and is designed for distributed operation. We address the load balancing issues caused by large variation in visibilities that need to be computed. Using CUDA and NVidia GPUs we measure performance up to 1.2 billion visibilities per second.