by Donal Murphy

Following a whirlwind tour of Japan, Singapore, Taiwan and China, the GPU Technology Conference (GTC) returns home to San Jose, Calif., for its flagship event on May 14-17, and registration opens today.

Now into its third year, GTC keeps getting better and better. This year’s event will feature some of the most advanced scientific research being pursued on the planet – all done with the help of GPUs.

GTC 2012 continues to be for a wide group of individuals interested in the exceptional power and efficiency of the GPU.

The GTC keynote stage, in all its glory

CUDA developers will continue to have their needs championed by the event, with the highly technical and practical programming curriculum that has come to define GTC.

Domain scientists will benefit from learning how to get faster research results. They’ll want to check out the workshops and sessions devoted to OpenACC directives programming – the fastest, easiest way to leverage GPU computing with their existing scientific code. They’ll also get a chance to learn what their peers are doing with GPUs in areas such as bioinformatics, climate and weather modeling, computational physics, energy exploration, medical imaging & visualization, and more than two dozen other fields.

The Emerging Companies Summit will give investors and others interested in start-ups a chance to learn how dozens of entrepreneurs are trying to capitalize on the GPU to drive new businesses.

You can expect to see some serious education and collaboration happening at GTC. But no conference would be complete without some time set aside for celebration – so don’t forget about the GTC Party on Wednesday night.

Come join us at GTC 2012. Register today.