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In partnership with NVIDIA, Supermicro and NAG, the Industrial Mathematics KTN hosted the 1st UK CUDA Developers' Conference in the Oxford e-Research Centre on Monday 7 December 2009. This was an opportunity to find out about the research that others are doing using CUDA programming on NVIDIA GPUs, and to learn the latest about NVIDIA's new Fermi GPU architecture.
The presenters were:
- Steven Gratton (University of Cambridge), Graphics card computing for cosmology
- Guido Klingbeil (University of Oxford), Parallel stochastic simulation of chemical systems on graphics processing units
- William Langdon (CREST, KCL), A CUDA SIMT interpreter for genetic programming
- David Lecomber (Allinea), GPU Debugging made easy with Allinea DDT
- Manfred Liebmann (University of Graz, Austria), Algebraic multigrid methods on GPUs
- Graham Markall (Imperial College), Experiments in unstructured mesh finite element CFD using CUDA
- John Pennycook (University of Warwick) Parallelising Pipelined Wavefront Computations on the GPU
- Graham Pullan (University of Cambridge), Taking on the dwarfs - advocating domain-specific frameworks for many-core scientifc computing
- Christian Richardt (University of Cambridge), Real-time stereo vision
- Benedict Rogers (University of Manchester), Developing smoothed particle hydrodynamics (SPH) on CUDA - work by the SPHysics group
- Bernard Seiser (University of Oxford), Graphics card computing for material modelling
- William Shaw (King's College, London), Branchless quantiles for simulation on GPUs
- Robert Tong (NAG), Banking on Monte Carlo
- Gernot Ziegler (NVIDIA) Tesla GPU Computing: A Revolution in High Performance Computing
- Mike Giles (University of Oxford), Looking after the seven dwarfs: numerical libraries / frameworks for GPUs
Tied to this event, Gernot Ziegler (NVIDIA) and Mike Giles (University of Oxford) held a CUDA tutorial / masterclass / Q&A session on the morning of Tuesday 8 December.
The student prize, an NVIDIA ION based PC, was won by Graham Markall of Imperial College.
It is hoped that the Conference will become an annual event and the University of Cambridge have offered to host the event next year. The Conference will be held in early / mid December 2010 and further details will follow closer to the time.
In the meantime, feedback is requested concerning how best to maintain the momentum which the UK GPU community has developed.