Come for Table discussions, Member Self-Intro, What's New, Application Showcase, and Advanced Application Development Techniques! Exchange ideas, meet experts, share code... all HPC & GPU, all practical, all cutting-edge.
6:15-6:50pm: What’s new and first-time attendee intros
7:00-7:50pm: Superconductor: A Language for Scaling Charts with Design and GPUs (Leo Meyerovich, Ph.D., Founder of Graphistry)
8:00-8:30pm: Extreme Acceleration of Molecular Dynamics: An Update (Scott Le Grand, Ph.D., Amazon)
Superconductor: A Language for Scaling Charts with Design and GPUs
The Superconductor compiler can be downloaded at http://www.sc-lang.com and we’re launching http://www.graphistry.com to provide accelerated charts built on top of it.
Leo Meyerovich is the founder of Graphistry, which provides interactive visualizations of 2-3 magnitudes more data in web browsers by exploiting multicore and GPU hardware. Previously, he researched parallel computing and language design at UC Berkeley. Past projects include the Superconductor language for big data visualization, the first parallel web browser, the first functional reactive web language Flapjax, and the Margrave and ConScript languages for secure web programming. His research has been incorporated into commercial web browsers and frameworks and received awards at OOPSLA 2013, PLDI 2012, and OOPSLA 2009. If you need to show a lot of time series or graph data in the browser, he's your guy.
Extreme Acceleration of Molecular Dynamics: An Update
Scott Le Grand is Principal Engineer at Amazon developing life science services for the Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2). He is named a CUDA Fellow in 2011 and has ported AMBER to NVIDIA Kepler GPUs, achieving a 50+% performance boost. Scott developed the first molecular modeling system for home computers, Genesis, in 1987, Folderol, the distributed computing project targeted at the protein folding problem in 2000, and BattleSphere, a networkable 3D space shooter for the Atari Jaguar the same year. Surprisingly, all three of these efforts shared a common codebase. In 2011, he ported the Folding@Home codebase to CUDA, achieving a 5x speedup over previous efforts, and which currently accounts for ~2.6 petaFLOPs of the project’s computational firepower. In a previous life, he picked up a B.S. in biology from Siena College and a Ph.D. in biochemistry from the Pennsylvania State University. In addition, he has written chapters for ShaderX and GPU Gems 3 and co-edited a book on computational methods for protein structure prediction.
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