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Special meetup for new ventures in 'big data' and 'big compute", Thu 8th Dec, NYC Midtown

Andrew S.
AJTSheppard
New York, NY
Post #: 27
Dear Riak Users! (And 'big data' practitioners.)

The HPC/GPU Supercomputing group of New York is hosting a (free) special meetup on "The Business of GPUs" in Midtown New York on Thursday 8th December, 6pm to 9pm. (The meetup will be held at Microsoft's offices at 1290 Avenue of the Americas, 6th Floor, New York, NY.)

This special meetup brings together HPC/GPU practitioners with VCs, Angel Investors and finance people to discuss the prospects for GPU technologies. The idea is to bring together practitioners with investors and see what happens! There's a lot of money to be made with GPU and this meetup may be an opportunity to launch some new ventures.

Massively parallel processing -- specifically using GPUs -- is finding much wider application in many areas: finance, media, scientific, biomedical, defense, 'big data', 'big compute', Cloud computing and many others. GPUs spectacularly speed up many applications -- by x10, x100 ... even x1000 in exceptional cases -- and by doing so they are changing the rules of the business game. GPUs are a great technology for both 'big data' and 'big compute'; two challenges that these days most often go together.

More details: HPC/GPU Supercomputing Group of New York

Best regards, Andrew Sheppard
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