PANDA is a future hadron and nuclear physics experiment at the FAIR facility in construction in Darmstadt, Germany.
Unlike the majority of current experiments, PANDA's strategy for data acquisition is based on online event reconstruction from free-streaming data, performed in real time entirely by software algorithms using global detector information.
This paper reports on the status of the development of algorithms for the reconstruction of charged particle tracks, targeted towards online data processing applications, designed for execution on data-parallel processors such as GPUs (Graphic Processing Units).
Two parallel algorithms for track finding, derived from the Circle Hough algorithm, are being developed to extend the parallelism to all stages of the algorithm.
The concepts of the algorithms are described, along with preliminary results and considerations about their implementations and performance.