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GPU Computing Leaders and Top Scientists to Present at NVIDIA GPU Technology Conference Asia


Keynote by NVIDIA CEO Tops List of Sessions Focused on the GPU’s Transformative Impact on Scientific Discovery

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BEIJING—Oct. 27, 2011— NVIDIA today announced that some of the world’s leading GPU computing experts will present at the GPU Technology Conference (GTC) Asia 2011, a two-day event in Beijing focused on the transformative effects of GPUs in the areas of science and computation.

GTC Asia, to be hosted by NVIDIA on Dec. 14-15 at the China National Convention Center, will feature leaders from top scientific organizations and research institutions participating in a range of presentations, technical sessions, tutorials, panel discussions, and roundtables. Their purpose is to educate attendees on how GPUs are transforming high performance computing (HPC), and helping to accelerate the complex computational challenges faced by academics, researchers, scientists, and developers.

The GTC Asia keynote will be delivered by Jen-Hsun Huang, NVIDIA co-founder, president and CEO, who will discuss how the dramatic evolution of consumer GPU technologies are enabling new advances in HPC. The conference will include more than 60 technical sessions detailing how GPUs are driving the next wave of research and discovery in such disciplines as climate and weather modeling, computational fluid dynamics, energy exploration, and the life sciences.

Among those institutions and companies scheduled to present at the event are:

  • Beijing Genomics Institute (BGI)
  • Chinese Academy of Sciences, Institute of Process Engineering
  • HP Labs
  • Harvard University
  • Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz
  • Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Nankai University
  • National Center for Supercomputing Applications
  • Schlumberger
  • Shanghai Jiao Tong University
  • Swiss National Supercomputing Center, ETH Zurich
  • Tokyo Institute of Technology
  • Tsinghua University, Institute of Microelectronics

In addition, GTC Asia will include presentations from world-renowned computer scientists, including Steve Scott, chief technology officer for the Tesla™ business unit at NVIDIA, on the latest HPC trends and technology developments. It will also feature a workshop on Efficient Exascale Computing, presented by the Tokyo Institute of Technology, the Chinese Academy of Sciences Institute of Process Engineering, the Swiss National Supercomputing Centre, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the National Center for Supercomputing Applications, and NVIDIA.

GTC Asia will also include an Emerging Companies Summit, showcasing promising companies that are leveraging GPU computing to revolutionize today’s computer industry, as well as a CUDA Student Workshop for tomorrow’s HPC experts. It will also offer courses for individuals who are new to GPU computing and the NVIDIA® CUDA® architecture programming environment, or for those who simply want to enhance their capabilities.

NVIDIA will be providing attendees with simultaneous translations for all technical sessions and keynote presentations in English and Mandarin Chinese.

Sponsors of GTC Asia include: Dell, HP, Lenovo, Supermicro, ASUS, CAPS, Hynix, Leadtek, Inspur, The Portland group, Mathworks, Zanqi Technology Development Cooperation Ltd., GPU Solutions, and Kingchannel.

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NVIDIA (NASDAQ: NVDA) awakened the world to computer graphics when it invented the GPU in 1999. Today, its processors power a broad range of products from smart phones to supercomputers. NVIDIA’s mobile processors are used in phones, tablets and auto infotainment systems. PC gamers rely on GPUs to enjoy spectacularly immersive worlds. Professionals use them to create visual effects in movies and design everything from golf clubs to jumbo jets. And researchers utilize GPUs to advance the frontiers of science with high-performance computers. The company holds more than 2,100 patents worldwide, including ones covering ideas essential to modern computing. For more information, see

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