NVIDIA @ SC09: SHOW WRAP-UP

by Andrew Humber

Andy Keane, general manager of NVIDIA’s Tesla business wrapped up SC09.

“SC09 was a huge show for NVIDIA GPUs. Walking around the show floor, Tesla is everywhere, in clusters, in OEM booths and in demos being shown in dozens of research booths,” said Keane.

“Our booth theater was a big hit with attendees.  Our presenters did a fabulous job of talking through their work and highlighting where GPUs have helped them get major boosts in performance. In fact we had so many people for the session on our new Fermi GPU architecture that we took over the aisles and had many attendees sitting on the floor – thanks to everyone that came and listened, we hope you enjoyed the sessions and we promise to bring more chairs next year.”

NVIDIA also enjoyed a tremendous turn out for its all day tutorial on CUDA with more than 200 developers coming along to hear from NVIDIA and domain experts on how to get the most out of GPU Computing.

SC09 also saw NVIDIA highlight the very latest in 3D Internet technology with its RealityServer platform, which along with the iRay software, allows ray traced 3D images to be transmitted in near real-time to any web capable device, even a smartphone.

With nearly half of the 200 or so exhibitors showcasing NVIDIA Tesla products and talking about their use of GPUs, and with a constant flow of traffic that never let up across all 4 days of the exhibition, there can be no doubt that GPU computing was a central theme of SC09.