NVIDIA @ SC09: OVER 200 DEVELOPERS TURN UP FOR A CRASH COURSE ON CUDA

by Andrew Humber

 

Sunday may be a day of rest for some but not if you’re a developer looking to get a big boost in application performance.
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More than 200 attendees came and participated in NVIDIA’s CUDA tutorial yesterday at the SC09 conference in Portland, Ore. During the morning session, attendees got an introduction to CUDA programming, punctuated with many examples from various HPC domains as well as a dive into the various tools and programming environments supported by the CUDA architecture. The afternoon was for the CUDA pros, delving into advanced issues such as optimization and sophisticated algorithms, closing with more real-world case studies from real domain scientists such as Scott Morton from Hess, Michael Clark from Harvard University and John Stone from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

The show floor isn’t even open yet but CUDA is already making a splash at this year’s SC09 conference.