Live chat with CUDA inventor Ian Buck

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nVidia logoNVIDIA is hosting a series of live text chats this summer where they’ll host high profile GPU personalities (users, developers, etc.) with the opportunity for fellow travelers in the GPU community to interact with them. Each chat will last 30 minutes, and is open to anyone.

The first guest is Ian Buck, inventor of the Brook project and CUDA, and currently Software Director of GPU Computing at NVIDIA. Ian will preview his talk at the GPU Technology Conference (GTC) later this year, and answer questions about the future of GPU and CUDA computing.

From the website for today’s chat

Hey there, my name is Ian Buck and I’m the Software Director of GPU Computing here at NVIDIA. I helped start the CUDA team six years ago and have had the wonderful pleasure of watching it grow and change the world of high performance computing. Before my time here at NVIDIA, I was the development lead on Brook which was the forerunner to generalized computing on GPUs.

I wanted to introduce myself because I’ll be the guest speaker on a live text-chat here on the blog Tuesday July 13, 11am PDT.  I’ll be dishing out my thoughts on GPU computing and answering your questions, like how did we come up with the name “CUDA”. You can set an e-mail reminder for yourself in the widget below or you can bookmark this post which will be updated with the chat window on Tuesday.

If you are interested, drop by the NVIDIA blog today (Tuesday, July 13, 2010) at 11am PDT.


  1. No thanks says

    I sat through it – and was disappointed with a pretty content free 30 minutes.