CULA Talk at SC10, New Orleans

by Liana

We are looking forward to this year's Super Computing conference in New Orleans. We love the location and the food, but our excitement has to do with the opportunities we have lined up for CULA during that week.

Meetings and networking aside, we hope to meet more users face-to-face and hear about their experience with CULA.  We get a lot of input in our forums, but never enough.  GPU computing has impacted the performance of so many applications that we can't help but wonder which ones in particular are benefiting the most from our optimized routines.

We will be at booth number 1229, which is very close to the NVIDIA booth.

In addition to our plans around CULA, feel free to ask us about the other GPU library and non-GPU-related projects we're working on.

Last, we hope you will have time to join our presentation on CULA, scheduled for Tuesday, at 11:00 am. For details, just check out the Exhibitor Forums.


Defense, Security, and Sensing Symposium 2011

by John

We will be at SPIE's Defense, Security, and Sensing Symposium in April 2011 discussing and displaying CULA and other EM Photonics technologies. Our own Eric Kelmelis will be chairing the conference on Modeling and Simulation, which has featured GPU technology papers for several years.  If you're interested in participating, please visit http://www.spie.org/ds219 to upload a submission by October 11.  At this stage only titles and a 250-word abstract are required.  Hope to see you there!


Directly from NVIDIA’s GTC, Event Highlights

by Liana

From left to right, Duncan Poole (NVIDIA), John Humphrey, Eric Kelmelis, and Kyle Spagnoli (from EM Photonics) and Scott LeGrant (NVIDIA)

Today is the last day of the NVIDIA GPU Technology conference and the CULA team could not be any happier about how the show went.

First, let me share our general impression about this year's event.  While not as intimate as the previous one, we enjoyed the larger venue and the spacious exhibit hall.  This new format made it easy to circulate and hold meetings with our friends at NVIDIA and our partners as well.

Our booth was strategically located right next to the Men's room, but it was the GE Magic1 rugged computer displayed on our table that attracted a large crowd and sparked some great conversations about the work we've been doing in the military space. A lot of people came by to grab a CUDA training flyer and ask questions about what is coming down the pike for CULA and the sparse project.

We had a packed room at our first presentation, GPU Technology for Military Applications, and while we can't share the presentation here, if you would like to learn more about it, visit our EM Photonics site.

Our talk on CULA was also very well attended and there will be another post here later sharing some of the cool stuff our engineers are doing to take it to the next level.  Stay tuned! :-)

After attending the keynote presentations and many of the talks, it became clear: the GPU technology trend has caught on and has significantly impacted how the scientific community is advancing their research work today.  In summary, GPUs for general purpose computing is no longer just 'talk'... it's 'action'  and it is happening NOW.   (and we love it!)

Did you also attend the event?  We'd love to hear your impressions too, just drop us a line or leave a comment here.