NVIDIA today announced that two of the world’s leading computing visionaries will join NVIDIA CEO and co-founder Jen-Hsun Huang as keynote speakers at the second annual GPU Technology Conference (GTC).
Klaus Schulten of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, one of the world’s top computational biologists, will deliver the second keynote on Wednesday, Sept. 22, highlighting the major discoveries made using the computational microscope. In addition, he will review his pioneering research on cell disruption and viruses, including the H1N1 virus. His H1N1 research uses the GPU-based computational microscope to focus on the structure of the virus, determine how it reacts to drug treatment and investigate possible methods of combating it.
Sebastian Thrun, a robotics pioneer at Stanford University and distinguished engineer at Google, will conclude the conference with his keynote on Thursday, Sept. 23, unveiling how advances in GPU computing for computer vision will fundamentally advance self-driving, robotic technology for cars.
Building on the tremendous success of the inaugural event in 2009, GTC 2010 will again focus on how developers, engineers and researchers are using the power of graphics processing units (GPUs) to solve the world’s most important computing challenges.
GTC 2010 will take place from Monday, Sept. 20, to Thursday, Sept. 23, at the San Jose Convention Center in San Jose, Calif. Registration for GTC 2010 is now open. Interested attendees can register and find detailed information about conference keynotes, sessions, tutorials, and roundtables at www.nvidia.com/gtc.
"In the year since the last GPU Technology Conference, industry, research and academic leaders have continued to identify new and revolutionary ways to harness the power of GPUs," said Bill Dally, chief scientist at NVIDIA. "Conference attendees will be astounded by the tremendous advances in GPU computing, and we are delighted that professor Schulten and professor Thrun will be sharing their unique findings and experiences about the game-changing impact of GPU technology in their respective fields."