GTC expansion

Sun 1st May 2011 | News

The GPU Technology Conference (GTC), originally scheduled for October 2011 is being moved ahead to Spring 2012 and will be staged in the San Francisco Bay Area. The final date and location will be announced in the next two weeks. We will use the Supercomputing Conference (SC) in the fall as a venue for advancing GPU computing, and firmly establish GTC as an annual fixture in the spring.

NVIDIA has also announced that it is expanding the GTC to address the increasing global demand for, and interest in, GPU computing to drive next-generation research and scientific discovery.

With more than 2,000 attendees from more than 40 countries, GTC 2010 was the second-largest supercomputing event of the year. Building on this success, NVIDIA is adding multiple regional GTC events across the globe, including events in the following locations: New dates and locations include:

    * Singapore – May 12, 2011
    * Taipei – May 19, 2011
    * Tel Aviv – May 30, 2011
    * Tokyo – July 22, 2011
    * Beijing – December 15-16, 2011

The North America flagship GTC will continue to bring together the world’s best and brightest minds working in computational research, HPC, and visualization. The conference has developed a deserved reputation for providing a truly unique collaborative and cross disciplinary environment that engages the entire GPU technology ecosystem. We are extremely proud of GTC and believe that this scheduling change, as well as our GTC regional events will drive GPU computing to its full potential.

Sponsors for the spring 2012 GTC include: Adobe, AMAX, Appro, Bull, CAPS, Dell, GE Intelligent Platforms, HP, Lenovo, Los Alamos National Labs, Microsoft, NextIO, PNY, Supermicro, Synnex, and SGI. Further information about GTC is available at The site provides a sign-up for regular email updates, including when the call for submissions is opened.

GTC is the world's most important event showcasing breakthroughs in computational science with the GPU (graphics processing unit). Last year's GTC offered thousands of attendees more than 280 hours of content intended primarily for computational scientists, engineers and developers who want to better understand how the GPU is transforming scientific, visual and technical computing. Attendance at the 2010 event grew more than 50 percent compared with 2009, and further growth is anticipated.

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