by Victoria Rege

We are happy to announce that the first sessions, speakers and abstracts for this year’s GPU Technology Conference have been posted. Check out the agenda page for a high-level overview of the conference schedule and scroll down to read the session details.

GTC 2010 attendees will have a chance to see scientists, researchers and visualization experts from many different fields and disciplines, including:

  • Satoshi Matsuoka (Tokyo Institute of Technology)
  • Pat Hanrahan (Stanford University)
  • Hanspeter Pfister (Harvard University)
  • Ross Walker (University of San Diego and the San Diego Supercomputing Center)
  • Vijay Pande (Stanford University)
  • Homer Pien (Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School)
  • Wei Ge (Chinese Academy of Sciences)
  • Timothy Warburton (Rice University)
  • Wen-Mei Hwu (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

We’ve had so many great session submissions this year, and I’d like highlight one particularly interesting Astronomy & Astrophysics talk that will be presented at GTC by Mark Cheung, a Senior Physicist at Lockheed Martin. He’ll be discussing how astrophysicists are leveraging GPUs to study stars. Take a look at the full abstract:

Using GPUs to Follow the Sun's Latest Moves
Learn how GPU computing is enabling astrophysicists in the study of our closest star. NASA's recently launched Solar Dynamics Observatory is continuously streaming full-disk images of the Sun at visible, UV and EUV wavelengths. The data rate from the telescopes onboard the Atmospheric Imaging Assembly (AIA) and the Helioseismic and Magnetic Imager (HMI) instruments, each delivering a 16-megapixel image every few seconds, amounts to 1.5 TB per day. This presentation will discuss ways that GPU computing is helping scientists cope with the analysis of such immense data volumes as well as in numerical modeling of the Sun.

At last year’s GPU Technology Conference we also had several great Astronomy & Astrophysics focused talks and we know 2010 will continue the momentum. Click on the session titles below to watch streamed recordings of last year’s sessions:

Additional speakers and talks will be announced on the agenda page in the coming weeks.

The GPU Technology Conference (GTC) takes place Sept. 20-23, 2010 at the San Jose Convention. You can stay up to date by following the GTC blog RSS feed, signing up for our email list or joining our GTC Facebook fan page.