But not that kind…HPC rockstars.
NVIDIA has quite a slate of speakers lined up for its booth. From what I understand they drew on research presented at the recent GPU Technology Conference, and they pulled in some pretty big names
Leading luminaries in high-performance computing (HPC) will be speaking at NVIDIA’s booth at the SC09 conference, which is taking place in Portland, Ore., from Nov. 15 to 20, 2009. Also featured will be demonstrations of the company’s new Tesla products based on its new GPU architecture, codenamed “Fermi.”
Jack Dongarra, from University of Tennessee; Satoshi Matsuoka, from Tokyo Institute of Technology; Jeff Vetter, from Oak Ridge National Labs; as well as NVIDIA’s own chief scientist, Bill Dally, are just a few of the HPC experts who will present at NVIDIA’s booth #2365. A full list of presentations and schedule is available here. Space is limited and visitors are advised to come early to ensure they have a seat.
I wish them luck with the crowds, but I think that seating warning may be wishful thinking. The problem with SC is that there is just so much going on that even the best intentions of a mass audience to be in one place get lost in the “how do you do’s” with buddies seldom seen. I’m actually keen for them to have a crowd problem, because then I’ll have a model for how to draw my own crowds if insideHPC ever has a booth. Man, talk about wishful thinking.