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Journal of Biomedical Optics

Acceleration of Monte Carlo simulation of photon migration in complex heterogeneous media using Intel many-integrated core architecture
Author(s): Anton V. Gorshkov; Mikhail Yu. Kirillin
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Paper Abstract

Over two decades, the Monte Carlo technique has become a gold standard in simulation of light propagation in turbid media, including biotissues. Technological solutions provide further advances of this technique. The Intel Xeon Phi coprocessor is a new type of accelerator for highly parallel general purpose computing, which allows execution of a wide range of applications without substantial code modification. We present a technical approach of porting our previously developed Monte Carlo (MC) code for simulation of light transport in tissues to the Intel Xeon Phi coprocessor. We show that employing the accelerator allows reducing computational time of MC simulation and obtaining simulation speed-up comparable to GPU. We demonstrate the performance of the developed code for simulation of light transport in the human head and determination of the measurement volume in near-infrared spectroscopy brain sensing.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 August 2015
PDF: 6 pages
J. Biomed. Opt. 20(8) 085002 doi: 10.1117/1.JBO.20.8.085002
Published in: Journal of Biomedical Optics Volume 20, Issue 8
Show Author Affiliations
Anton V. Gorshkov, Institute of Applied Physics of the RAS (Russia)
N.I. Lobachevsky State Univ. of Nizhni Novgorod (Russia)
Mikhail Yu. Kirillin, Institute of Applied Physics of the RAS (Russia)
N.I. Lobachevsky State Univ. of Nizhni Novgorod (Russia)


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