[GNHLUG] [DLSLUG-Announce] PyCUDA and GPU Programming - DLSLUG Monthly Meeting - 2008-12-04

Bill McGonigle bill at bfccomputing.com
Fri Nov 21 02:46:12 EST 2008

               Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee Linux User Group
               a chapter of GNHLUG - http://gnhlug.org

The next regular monthly meeting of the DLSLUG will be held:

                  Thursday, December 4th, 7-9PM
at:              Dartmouth College, Carson L02

                  All are welcome, free of charge.


7:00  Sign-in, networking

7:15  Introductory remarks

7:20  PyCUDA and GPU Programming
         presented by Nicholas Sinnott-Armstrong

       Nick will give a talk about an exciting emerging technology that
       deals with the use of GPUs. PyCUDA (and CUDA in general) is an
       easy to use framework to take advantage of the massive
       processing power and memory bandwidth available on the GPUs of
       most enthusiast machines writing simple templated C code. A
       short introduction to Python will be followed by an in-depth
       look at how easy it is to write really fast code for scientific
       and HPC applications at a very low system cost. Everyone who
       attends is invited and encouraged (though not required) to bring
       a machine with SSH support -- GNU screen-cast will be set up to
       give everyone a hands-on view of the presentation.

       Nicholas Sinnott-Armstrong is a devout follower of the Open
       Source methodology. He has worked on numerous Open Source
       projects, including the Open Graphics Project, Lumiera, and
       Python, and spends his free time browsing the universe Ubuntu
       and Debian repos. His favorite language to program in is Scheme,
       but when that doesn't work out, he settles for a mix of Haskell,
       Python, Verilog, and C. He has a special interest in hardware
       solutions to software problems, including but not limited to
       FPGAs and GPUs.

8:50  Roundtable Exchange - where the attendees can make
         announcements or ask a linux/floss question of the group.


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