SCHEDULE: NOV 10-16, 2012
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GPU Computing as a Pathway to System-conscious Programmers
SESSION: GPU Computing as a Pathway to System-conscious Programmers
EVENT TYPE: HPC Educator
TIME: 1:30PM - 5:00PM
Presenter(s):Daniel J. Ernst
This session will explore GPU computing as one pathway for creating undergraduate students with a broad sense of performance-awareness, and who are ready to tackle the architectural changes that developers will face now and in the near future. The presentation will specifically address what important concepts GPU computing exposes to students, why GPUs provide a more motivating educational tool than traditional CPUs, where to approach inserting these topics into a curriculum, and how to effectively present these concepts in a classroom. The session will include hands-on exercises and classroom-usable demonstrations, as well as time to discuss the issues that arise in integrating these kinds of materials into a diverse set of curricular circumstances. The presenter will use Nvidia’s CUDA for the session, but the topics translate well to other throughput computing platforms.
Daniel J. Ernst - Cray Inc.