GPU Technology Conference 2010

Saturday, August 28, 2010 – 4:00 AM


This year’s GPU Technology Conference is in San Jose which is pretty much my part of the World so I thought I’d talk a busman’s holiday in mid-September and check it out.

There’s several pre-conference tutorials on the basics of CUDA, DirectCompute, OpenCL as well as a whole host of other GPU related programming models. I’m planning to attend some of the CUDA ones and maybe a DirectCompute talk. That’s just Day 1.

There’s so many interesting sessions it’s pretty hard to choose. There’s a couple of interesting N-Body related talks, like Gravitational N-body Simulations: How Massive Black Holes Interact with Stellar Systems, which I’ll definitely be attending. Here are a few of the others that stand out…

Supercomputing for the Masses: Killer-Apps, Parallel Mappings, Scalability and Application Lifespan

Hear the latest on how supercomputing for the masses is changing the world. We will look at some of the one- to three-orders of magnitude faster killer apps and see how they do it.

Copperhead: Data-Parallel Python for the GPU

Learn how to write Python programs that execute highly efficiently on GPUs using Copperhead, a data-parallel Python runtime. Using standard Python constructs like map and reduce, we will see how to construct data-parallel computations and embed them in Python.

I’m also really interested to hear about Thrust, an STL like library for GPGPU programming.

I can’t remember the last time I was this excited about a conference. Probably my first Agile conference in 2006.

What else do I hope to see at GTC? Well an announcement of Parallel Nsight for Visual Studio 2010 would be nice too! I’m currently fighting with a very messy build that uses both VS 2010 for the TPL/PPL based bits and VS 2008 for the CUDA builds.

  1. One Response to “GPU Technology Conference 2010”

  2. Hi Ade,

    Hope to see you at GTC!

    Be sure to check out the sessions on GPU acceleration with .NET languages at 5pm on Tuesday by Quantifi’s Peter Decrem and at 5pm on Wednesday by TidePowerd’s Jack Pappas.

    By Will Ramey on Aug 30, 2010

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