Who knew that one of life’s simple pleasures – ice cream – could be so complicated? Scientists at the University of Edinburgh, in Scotland, are using a supercomputer to research – at the molecular level – how to improve the texture and shelf life of the world’s favorite frozen concoction. Dr. Alan Gray, one of… Read More
Meet Director of Marketing, Tesla
Andy joined NVIDIA in 2003 after spending more than ten years working in the storage networking and telecom industries. He served as the GM of the embedded entertainment business at NVIDIA for five years before his current role with the Tesla business. Andy is responsible for spreading the word about the vital role of the GPU in modern HPC, scientific discovery, and innovation.
Andy has an engineering degree from UC Berkeley and an MBA from Santa Clara University.
The Supercomputing (SC) conference hosts the annual Student Cluster Competition to challenge university students to build the most powerful computing clusters within a 26-amp power limit. At SC11, which took place in Seattle, Wash. this week, four of the top five teams used NVIDIA GPUs to attain Student Cluster Competition glory. The top teams received… Read More
NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang gave an electrifying opening keynote today at SC11, the annual gathering of the international supercomputing community, as it gears up for the industry’s next grand challenge: exascale computing. He began his presentation by discussing Clayton Christensen, the Harvard Business School professor who literally wrote the book on innovation, The Innovator’s Dilemma.… Read More
A somewhat rainy Hamburg, Germany, is home to NVIDIA’s Tesla high performance computing (HPC) team this week as we spend a few days at the International Supercomputing Conference ‘11 (ISC’11), where the Top500 organization this morning announced the new Top500 List of World’s Supercomputers for June 2011. This year, two GPU-enabled HPC systems from Europe’s… Read More
Last Thursday and Friday, Georgia Tech hosted a tutorial and workshop for computational scientists who are eager to run their simulations on the recently activated NSF Keeneland cluster. Keeneland is a NSF project to bring innovative computer architectures to NSF’s computational science community. To deploy Keeneland, Georgia Tech has partnered with the University of Tennessee-Knoxville,… Read More
A key path to drug discovery over the past decade has been the process of determining “shared bioactivity” between molecules, that is, determining the similarity of one molecule to another based on its three-dimensional shape. There’s always been a catch, though. If you’re a large pharmaceutical company doing research in this area, you probably have… Read More
Every year about six million new cases of cancer are discovered worldwide. Catching signs of the disease early enough to treat it, is a key factor in success, and increasingly researchers are using parallel computing to help perform crucial diagnostics. Marking World Cancer Day on Feb. 4, our team in Russia shared news about promising… Read More
Last week, NVIDIA’s Tesla team enjoyed some high times in the Big Easy during the SC (Supercomputing) 2010 conference in New Orleans. And this year was a landmark one for us. Michael Feldman, Editor in Chief of HPCwire, even stated that “you couldn’t miss GPGPU on the show floor” in HPCwire’s SC’10 Highlights podcast. Along… Read More
At the SC10 Show in New Orleans on Wednesday morning I found myself as one of many conference attendees hustling down the uneven sidewalks on a surprisingly windy and cool day. Coffees in hand, we all managed to navigate the seemingly endless expanse of the convention center before the 8:30am start of the keynote session, featuring… Read More
This week was a momentous one in the world of supercomputing. Today in Beijing, the Tianjin Supercomputing Center revealed details of Tianhe-1A system – a new GPU-enabled supercomputer that delivers 2.5 petaflops of performance – that’s 2,500 trillion (2,500,000,000,000,000) floating point operations per second – the equivalent of 175,000 laptops! If you tried to build… Read More