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High Performance Computing in Computer Graphics

Thu May 21 2015
Toronto ACM SIGGRAPH Event
Toronto, Canada

Continuing with our recent focus on the technical side of computer graphics, the Toronto ACM SIGGRAPH Chapter is delighted to invite you to our next event, focused on high-performance computing (HPC). We are excited to present an amazing lineup of speakers from our local community: AJ Guillon, German Andryeyev, and Ned Nedialkov!

AJ Guillon is a Khronos member and a contributor to OpenCL 2.1 and the OpenCL C++ kernel language. He has worked extensively with OpenCL since December 2008, when the first OpenCL 1.0 specification was released. AJ is the founder of YetiWare Inc, a software company developing innovative parallel platforms built on top of OpenCL, and lives here in TO! AJ will talk about some of the details of the new OpenCL 2.1 provisional specification, including the new C++ kernel language, and discuss its benefits and pitfalls.

German Andryeyev is a Principal Member of the Technical Staff for the Software Team at AMD. He is involved in the implementation of the OpenCL runtime that drives AMD processors and will help us understand the hardware capabilities supporting the OpenCL API.

And to show us how these amazing technologies lead to great graphics, we have Ned Nedialkov. Ned is an Associate Professor at the Department of Computing and Software at McMaster University. His research is in the general area of scientific computing and mathematical software with emphasis on interval numerical methods for differential equations and numerical methods for differential-algebraic equations. Ned will present a recent project where he and his students have used HPC technology to render and fly-through the Mandelbox!

So wear your thinking helmets and your safety goggles and come prepared for an accelerated tour of HPC and CG!