Technology - Written by on March 29, 2012

Major GPU Conference Just Around the Corner

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OLCF users are invited to attend the upcoming GPU Technology Conference (GTC) May 14-17 in San Jose, California. The annual GTC conference, sponsored by GPU manufacture NVIDIA, aims to broaden awareness of GPU computing and visualization and their importance in advancing science and innovation.

The conference, which will feature training sessions, tutorials, panels, and much more, brings together leading experts from a variety of fields to further the use of GPUs in solving some of the nation’s most pressing scientific challenges. GTC attendees come from all over the world and nearly every arena of high-performance computing and represent a diverse array of interests from academia to government to manufacturing.

If you’re working on intense computational problems or looking to accelerate your parallel applications, GTC is a must-attend event.

A focus of this year’s GTC conference is the upgrade of the OLCF’s Jaguar supercomputer to Titan, which is now being fitted with GPUs to continue the OLCF’s leadership role in computational science. A session will be dedicated to Titan featuring a range of presenters showcasing research codes that will run computational science on the GPU at scale. Through these selected presentations, the panel will investigate the progress and anticipated results of GPU-acceleration of these significant codes. The session will also explain how research scientists interested in tapping into the immense capabilities of Titan can do so, through programs such as DOE’s INCITE program. Presenters include: The OLCF’s Director of Science Jack Wells; Jacqueline H. Chen of Sandia National Laboratories; Ray Grout of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory; William Tang of the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory; John A. Turner and Loukas Petridis, both of Oak Ridge National Laboratory; and Jeroen Tromp of the Princeton Institute for Computational Science.

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