Yes, This Is Rocket Science: Supercomputing Experts Flock to GPU Technology ConferenceMarch 25, 2016
There’s virtually no aspect of modern life that isn’t touched by high performance computing. That’s why you’ll find experts discussing an enormous array of supercomputing-driven advances in science and industry at next month’s GPU Technology Conference.
NVIDIA’s Tesla Accelerated Computing Platform, after all, is the force behind some of the world’s most powerful supercomputers. Its ability to simultaneously tackle vast numbers of computing tasks lets researchers address some of today’s most difficult problems — from finding new ways to battle diseases to uncovering the mysteries of the universe, and much more.
That’s why there’s been an explosion in new applications for GPU-accelerated high performance computing, and new ways the technology is being applied to drive discovery and innovation. You’ll be able to dive into this at GTC, set for April 4- 7, in Silicon Valley.
A few highlights:
- James Phillips, a senior researcher with the University of Illinois, will talk about building a 64 million atom model of the HIV capsid on petascale machines — GPU-accelerated supercomputers capable of more than 1 quadrillion floating point operations per second second.
- Stephen Jones, a senior software engineer with SpaceX, will explain how his company is using GPUs to create multi-physics code with the aim of accurately modeling combustion processes inside a rocket engine.
- Thomas Schulthess, director of the Swiss National Supercomputing Centre, will describe how his team used GPU-accelerated computing to create a weather forecasting system with unprecedented levels of accuracy.
- The Barcelona Supercomputing Center’s Pau Farré will talk about how his team’s accelerated supercomputing applications for modeling volcanic ash and drug molecule interactions with GPUs.
- Michael Bussmann, group leader for computational radiation physics at Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden – Rossendorf, will use his own experiences creating live, interactive, in-situ visualization of large-scale plasma simulations to illustrate why it’s vital to view an HPC system not just for its ability to simulate a system, but also to visualize the simulated data, something GPUs excel at.
- Simon Ratcliffe, with SKA South Africa, will talk about using our Tegra X1 platform as part of the next-generation MeerKAT radio telescope now under construction in the semi-desert karoo region of southern Africa.
Interact with NVIDIA Engineers
In addition to sessions presented by top scientists, researchers, and developers from around the globe, we’re bringing top NVIDIA engineers to the conference to talk about bringing HPC applications to GPU-accelerated systems, how OpenACC has emerged as the de facto standard to port complex programs to GPU accelerators, and the nuts and bolts of using our accelerators in a wide variety of applications.
The common denominator: all of these speakers are putting GPUs to work to achieve breakthroughs. Will you be driving the next breakthrough? Arm yourself with the latest insights.
Register for GTC today.