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
SANTA CLARA, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 09/15/2010 -- 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.
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
Jen-Hsun Huang, NVIDIA CEO and co-founder, will hold a press conference for members of the media immediately following Tuesday's keynote.
Emerging Companies Summit
Within the GPU Technology Conference is the Emerging Companies Summit, a unique event that provides start-ups in the GPU computing ecosystem with an opportunity to demonstrate their technologies. Sixty companies from more than a dozen countries will showcase new technologies based on the GPU. Read about the Emerging Companies Summit here.
Sponsors and Partners
The GPU Technology Conference is sponsored by Adobe, HP, Microsoft, Dell, Supermicro, PNY, Cooley, Synnex, Acer, TSMC, Samsung, IBM, NextIO, Citi, GE Intelligent Platforms, Amax, SGI, Appro, Sutter Hill Ventures, Hynix, Dassault Systemes, Silicon Valley Bank, Deloitte and Mandel Communications. Media partners include The Churchill Club, Dr. Dobb's, GPUcomputing.net, insideHPC, Plug and Play Tech Center and TiE Silicon Valley.
NVIDIA (NASDAQ: NVDA) awakened the world to the power of computer graphics when it invented the GPU in 1999. Since then, it has consistently set new standards in visual computing with breathtaking, interactive graphics available on devices ranging from tablets and portable media players to notebooks and workstations. NVIDIA's expertise in programmable GPUs has led to breakthroughs in parallel processing which make supercomputing inexpensive and widely accessible. The company holds more than 1,100 U.S. patents, including ones covering designs which are fundamental to modern computing. For more information, see http://www.nvidia.com.