The Interdisciplinary Centre for Mathematical and Computational Modelling and Institute of Informatics at the University of Warsaw held a mini-conference and workshop called “Applications of Graphic Processors in High Performance Computing” on March 19-21, in Warsaw, Poland. Speakers at the conference were authors of several publications on applications of GPUs on methods for GPU programming, and applications of GPUs in analysis of medical data, computational fluid mechanics, bioinformatics and finite element computations. A hands-on workshop on CUDA programming was offered for a limited number of conference participants. More information is available at the AGPinHPC conference website.
This workshop, organized in conjunction with INFORMATIK 2009, the 39th annual meeting of the Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V. (GI). This one day event will take place in Lübeck Germany, during the duration of INFORMATIK 2009 (September 28th – October 2nd, 2009). The workshop will include tutorials, refereed sessions, invited talks, and an open discussion session on future developments. Submissions are encouraged in all areas of Massively-Parallel Computational Biology on GPUs (Graphics Processing Units) including but not limited to
- Parallel and massively-parallel Programming and Algorithms
- Algorithmic Aspects of Computational Biology
- Applications and Implementations on GPUs
The submission deadline is April 26, 2009. For more information visit the BioGPU 2009 Website.
Submissions of relevant research on GPU Computing are invited to this minisymposium, organized as part of the 2009 International Conference on Parallel Processing and Applied Mathematics (PPAM 2009: Wroclaw, Poland, September 13-16, 2009) by April 10, 2009. Topics of interests include, but are not limited to, the development of techniques and tools (e.g., compilers, high-level application programming interfaces, etc.) that improve the programmability of GPUs as well as practical demonstrations of the potential of GPUs in the solution of scientific, engineering and commercial applications. Best papers presented at the minisymposium will be considered for a special issue of Concurrency and Computation: Practice & Experience. For further details, visit GPUCOMP2009.
Slides are now available for the minisymposium “Scientific Computing on Emerging Many-Core architectures”, held in conjunction with the SIAM Conference on Computational Science and Engineering 2009 (SIAM CSE’09, Miami, Florida). The minisymposium, organised by Mike Giles, Dominik Göddeke and Stefan Turek, focused on opportunities and challenges for scientific computing on novel many-core architectures, in particular IBM’s Cell processor and GPUs from NVIDIA, AMD and Intel. The talks covered a range of application areas, including the development of libraries and other tools to simplify the programming many-core processors. (Minisymposium: Scientific Computing on Emerging Many-Core architectures)
The new High-Performance Graphics Conference is the synthesis of two highly-successful conference series:
- Graphics Hardware, an annual conference focusing on graphics hardware, architecture, and systems since 1986, and
- Interactive Ray Tracing, an innovative conference series focusing on the emerging field of interactive ray tracing since 2006.
By combining these two conferences, High-Performance Graphics aims to bring to authors and attendees the best of both, while extending the scope of the new conference to cover the overarching field of performance-oriented graphics systems covering innovative algorithms, efficient implementations, and hardware architecture. This broader focus offers a common forum bringing together researchers, engineers, and architects to discuss the complex interactions of massively parallel hardware, novel programming models, efficient graphics algorithms, and innovative applications.
Paper submissions are due April 30th. For more information see the High-Performance Graphics Website.
To be held March 30-31, 2009 in Berkeley, California, HotPar ’09 will bring together researchers and practitioners doing innovative work in the area of parallel computing. HotPar recognizes the broad impact of multicore computing and seeks relevant contributions from all fields, including application design, languages and compilers, systems, and architecture. (http://www.usenix.org/events/hotpar09/)
The first NTU workshop on GPU supercomputing was held at NTU on January 16, 2009. Organized by the Center for Quantum Science and Engineering (CQSE) at National Taiwan University, This workshop consisted of seminars on applications of GPU/CUDA in high performance computations in science and engineering, as well as other fields. Slides from the presentations are now online.
Scott Sherman from Bjorn3D is holding a “Fold for Stephanie” month in support of his 13-year-old daughter who has Hodgkins stage 4B cancer. He is even giving away an XFX NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285 GPU to the highest folder for Stephanie. For more information, see the Bjorn 3D Forums.
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is launching a 13-week seminar series that will focus on emerging applications for parallel computing. The Need for Speed Seminar Series will feature world-class applications experts and researchers who will discuss what increased computing performance means for their fields. The series will bring together hardware engineers and software developers who require parallel processing to create faster and superior applications. Speakers will help forecast breakthroughs enabled by the rapid advances in computing performance per dollar, performance per watt, or storage capacity provided by Moore’s Law.
David Kirk, NVIDIA Fellow, will kick off the series with a special keynote on January 28. Following that, the Need for Speed series will be held at 4pm CT every Wednesday until April 29 at the UI’s Coordinated Science Laboratory. Seminars will also stream live over the internet and speakers will take questions from both in-house and online audience members. To learn more about the series, or to view the live seminars, please visit the Need for Speed seminar web page.
(Editor’s Note: this news was submitted after the talk occurred.)
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