Five Reasons Why I'm Attending GTC
http://5601-blogs-nvidia-com.voxcdn....ry-650x366.jpgThe rapid acceptance of GPUs in high performance computing (HPC) is nothing short of spectacular. I'm hard-pressed to think of another technology that computational researchers have embraced with excitement and passion in such short order. And it's fundamentally driven by an insatiable demand for faster, cheaper and more power-efficient computing.
Three of the top five spots in the Top500 list of the world's fastest supercomputers are now powered by NVIDIA GPUs. And, later this year, two of the world's most powerful GPU-powered supercomputers ' Titan at Oak Ridge National Labs in Tennessee and Blue Waters at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications ' will come online. They will allow scientists to accelerate their scientific research to a whole new level.
As a principal investigator for the Blue Waters project, I have been working with these teams of scientist to help them leverage GPUs in their applications. Likeminded scientists, engineers and developers from over 40 different countries will flock to San Jose next month for the GPU Technology Conference (GTC), and I'll be one of them.
If you haven't decided whether or not to attend GTC yet, let me give you five reasons why I'm attending GTC this year, and why you should, too.
Guest author Wen-mei W. Hwu is the Walter J. ('Jerry') Sanders III-Advanced Micro Devices Endowed Chair in Electrical and Computer Engineering in the Coordinated Science Laboratory of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Hwu received his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley.
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