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GPU Club Meeting: 15 July 2011


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  • Software for GPUs inc. compiler/directives, maths libs & tools (debuggers and profilers)


Fri 15 July: Prof. Jack Dongarra "Emerging Technologies"

About 60 attended to hear Prof. Jack Dongarra speaking on Emerging Technologies.

Graphics Processing Units (GPUs) are fast becoming an option for undertaking intensive computational research without having to buy expensive computers with fast interconnects. The 100+ people at each University GPU Club pays testament to the interest in this area, but what are the barriers to using GPUs for High End Computing (HEC) and how will we overcome them?

GPU technology isn't standing still. Chip manufacturers are looking at combining elements of traditional CPUs, memory and GPUs, Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) are in re-ascendence and research abounds in the hardware architecture field.

Hardware is only part of the issue: how to program new hardware efficiently will increasingly be key.

Prof. Jack Dongarra, Director of the Innovative Computing Laboratory at the University of Tennessee and Turing Fellow at the University of Manchester, has been bestowed with numerous prestigious awards in the fields of HEC and numerical libraries including IEEE Medal of Excellence in Scalable Computing, SIAM SIG Supercomputing Career Achievement and the 2011 IEEE IPDPS Charles Babbage Award. He is a Fellow of the AAAS, ACM, IEEE and SIAM.

GPU Club Meetings

Previous Meetings

  • Tues 26 Nov 2013: 2-3pm, B8 George Begg. Christian Obrecht on GPU implementations of fluid dynamics simulations on regular meshes: some recent advances

  • Weds 13 Nov: 2pm, Univ Place. John Michalakes (NOAA) and Craig Davies (Maxeler Dataflow)

  • Weds 30 Oct: Intermediate CUDA training run by NVIDIA

  • Tues 29 Oct: 2pm, Univ Place, NVIDIA and Stephen Longshaw.

  • Weds 2 Oct 2013 - Large Scale Optimization and High Performance Computing for Asset Management, Daniel Egloff (QuantAlea)

  • Tuesday 23 July MathWorks (GPUs for MATLAB) and NVIDIA (GPUs & CUDA)

  • Thur 2 May 2013 Lessons from GTC and on using the Intel Xeon Phi

  • Mon 10 Dec 2012 Dataflow and MultiGPU SPH

  • Tues 25 Sept Seminar on implementing financial models on GPUs, FPGAs and in the Cloud

  • Mon 15 Oct: OpenCL training from UoM IT Services

  • Thurs 25 Oct: Hands-on "OpenACC" workshop run by Cray UK Ltd.

  • 17 May 2012 Speakers on healthcare policy simulation in OpenCL, MHD algorithms in CUDA, Tridiagonal Solvers in CUDA

  • 20 April 2012 Francois Bodin, CAPS: "Programming Heterogeneous Many-Cores using Directives" using HMPP

  • 23 March 2012 Roko Grubisic, ARM: "Embedded Computer Graphics and ARM Mali GPUs"

  • 02 March 2012 Speakers on profiling, sparse matrix algebra and atmospheric chemistry

  • 09 Dec 2011 MPI and GPUs, directives-based programming, FPGA and GPU comparison, ideas for 2012

  • 30 Sept 2011 GPU programming in FORTRAN, multiple GPUs, image reconstruction

  • 15 July 2011 Jack Dongarra key note on Emerging Technologies

  • 18 Mar 2011 OpenCL, debugging and profiling tools, porting C to CUDA, real time analysis

  • 26 Nov 2010 biological MD, smoothed particle hydrodynamics, Monte Carlo financial models, Markov models