by Victoria Rege

Heads up. This morning we announced our keynote speakers for the GPU Technology Conference (GTC) 2010.

On Day One, which is Tuesday, Sept. 21, our CEO, Jen-Hsun Huang, will give the opening keynote. If you've ever had a chance to see him speak, you know it's always a great experience. We won't share the details of his talk now, but come hear it for yourself.

Our Day Two keynote will be given by Klaus Schulten, a computational biologist at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His will highlight the major discoveries made using the computational microscope, including viewing protein folding, translating genetic codes in cells and harvesting solar energy in photosynthesis. In addition, he will review his pioneering research on cell disruption and viruses, including the H1N1 virus. His H1N1 research uses GPU-based computational microscopes to determine how the virus reacts to drug treatment and to investigate possible methods of combating it.

On Day Three, Sebastian Thrun, a robotics pioneer at Stanford University and distinguished engineer at Google, will unveil how advances in GPU computing for computer vision will fundamentally advance self-driving, robotic technology for cars.

The full session catalog is available here – book your keynote seats in advance using the scheduler to ensure your space is secured. And, if you haven't yet registered you should do so before Sept. 1 to take advantage of early bird pricing.

The GPU Technology Conference (GTC) takes place Sept. 20-23 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.