NVIDIA GPU Technology Conference to Focus on World’s Most Important Computing Challenges

International Event Kicks Off Next Week, Highlighting Breakthroughs in Visual and Parallel Computing, From Virus Research to Computer Vision.

The epicenter of the computing revolution moves to the San Jose Convention Center next week as developers, executives, entrepreneurs, scientists and investors converge at the GPU Technology Conference (GTC).

Leaders from industry and academia will convene on Sept. 20-23 to learn about, and collaborate on, the application of powerful GPU (graphics processing unit) technology to the world’s most important computing challenges.

Visionaries from national laboratories worldwide, as well as Fortune 500 companies, start-ups and leading universities, will present more than 280 hours of technical sessions to a diverse audience from 50 countries.


Tuesday, Sept. 21 at 9:00 a.m. PDT:

  • Jen-Hsun Huang, NVIDIA CEO and co-founder, will share some of the latest breakthroughs in science, applications and technology that harness the massively parallel processing power of GPUs.

Wednesday, Sept. 22 at 9:00 a.m. PDT:

  • Klaus Schulten, of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and one of the world’s top computational biologists, will highlight discoveries made using the computational microscope. He will review his pioneering research on cell disruption and viruses, including the H1N1 virus.

Thursday, Sept. 23 at 5:00 p.m. PDT:

  • Sebastian Thrun, a robotics pioneer at Stanford University and distinguished engineer at Google, will conclude the conference by unveiling how GPU computing is advancing computer vision in applications such as self-driving cars.

Technical Sessions:

GTC 2010 will feature more than 280 hours of technical sessions from top scientists, researchers and developers from around the world, including:

  • GPU Computing and Neuroscience for Large-Scale Face Recognition on Facebook – Nicolas Pinto, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and David Cox, Harvard University
  • TSUBAME 2.0 Supercomputer – Satoshi Matsuoka, Tokyo Institute of Technology
  • State-of-the-Art Animation Techniques – Dmitry Pinskiy, Walt Disney Animation Studios
  • Domain-Specific Languages – Hanspeter Pfister, Harvard University
  • Nearly Instantaneous Reconstruction for MRIs – Srihari Narasimhan, GE Global Research
  • High-Quality, Real-Time Speech Recognition on Embedded GPUs – Kshitij Gupta, University of California, Davis

Pre-conference tutorials will take place on Monday, Sept. 20; keynotes and major sessions will begin Tuesday, Sept. 21. Read about GTC 2010 here; see the show agenda here.




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