NVIDIA GPU Technology Conference: GTC Morning Call - Day Two

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Last Updated: March 20, 2013 4:07 pm GMT
(San Jose, California--March 20, 2013) EMERGING COMPANIES SUMMIT EMERGES – AUGMENTED REALITY IN THE DRIVERS SEAT – ACCELERATING HOBBITS – DINNER CONVO

TODAY’S HOTTEST TICKETS
Emerging Companies Summit Emerges. Sixteen hot startups are being featured at ECS, including high fliers like Oculus (of virtual-reality headset fame) and Ubitus (a cloud-gaming service pioneer). They’re all competing for more than $75,000 in prizes, to be awarded at an evening banquet. Among fields represented are mobile computing, game development, cloud, financial services. 9am, Marriott Ballroom.

Augmented Reality in the Driver’s Seat. Introducing augmented reality for car’s heads-up displays is a balancing act - between the medium’s visual, immersive richness and the driver’s need to stay focused on the road ahead. Honda Research’s principal scientist, Victor Ng-Thow-Hing, talks about solving this problem by combining design methodologies with technological research. 10:30am, Room 113.

Of Genomes. By Genomes. For Genomes. Today’s keynoter Erez Lieberman Aiden, of Baylor College of Medicine and Rice University, talks about how his team uses CUDA to analyze results and simulate the physical processes of genome folding and unfolding. 11am, Hall 2.

Keeping a Weather Eye Out. U.S. global-scale weather models increasingly run on GPUs. Hear NOAA’s Mark Govett discuss FIM – which runs at 15-kilometer resolution and is expected to be introduced next year by the U.S. National Weather Service – and NIM, the next-gen forecast model, running at 4-kilometer resolution. 2pm, Room 211B.

Accelerating Hobbits, Trolls, Orcs. Weta Digital’s GPU-powered interactive viewport renderer, Gazebo, improves the efficiency of its special effects pipeline. The studio’s Wayne Stables talks about Gazebo, which has been used on such films as The Adventures of Tintin, The Avengers and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. 3pm, Room 210A.

Look Ma, No Glasses. Get an in-depth look at the processing requirements and architectures needed for high-end 3D to go mainstream. Dolby Labs’ Amit Gulati discusses work being done on a glasses-free 3D experience free of restrictions in viewing and annoying artifacts. 530pm, Room 210A.

Betting Big. Celebrate a great week at GTC with networking and a bit of casino-style gambling. Try your luck at the tables, and raise your glass to learning new things and meeting new friends. 8pm, Civic Auditorium.

HEARD ON THE FLOOR
Pawing the Merchandise. It’s been a losing battle for Fazel Adabi, the busy Lamborghini rep showing off the new $500,000 Aventador on the center’s first floor. So many hand prints were gumming up the glistening black-diamond hood that he had to run out – using more modest wheels – to get a detailing kit.

Zuck Alert. The runaway hit of the conference store is the NVIDIA branded LAN Hoodie, debuting at GTC. The hooded sweatshirt features cable management loops and built-in gloves – plus pockets for thumb drives, a mouse, and gunner glasses.

Flight Risk. Among the most popular demos in the Exhibit Hall is the Project SHIELD-controlled drone buzzing overhead. It’s a look-don’t-touch demo. One attendee, identifying herself only as Tim, asked pilot Patrick Beaulieu if she could take it for a spin. "Sorry," he apologized. "I don’t have good insurance for that."

Enough’s Enough. Worthy discussion topics dominate the "Dinner With Strangers" sign-up sheet. But, for some, it’s not all GPUs, all the time. Among written-in conversation topics for around the dinner table are "The Simpsons" and "Can HPC save us from the coming zombie apocalypse?"

Geeks Galore. GTC brings together likeminded legions of researchers and experts in fields that elsewhere might be dismissed as obscure. "This is nerds at a high density. I like it!" commented a startup CEO presenting at the Emerging Companies Summit.

LATE BREAKING NEWS

S3553 — NVIDIA Meets BMW, scheduled for Wednesday at 0900, in Room 113. Now in Room 111, same time.

S3481 — Audi Urban Intelligent Assist, scheduled for Wednesday at 1000, in Room 113. Now in Room 111, same time.

S3230 — Augmented Reality Head-up Display for Cars, scheduled for Wednesday at 1030, in Room 113. Now in Room 11, same time.

S3515 — From Hollywood to Motor City, scheduled for Wednesday at 1400, in Room 113. Now in Room 111, same time.

S3413 — Automotive Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, scheduled for Wednesday at 1400, in Room 113. Now in Room 111, at 1500.

S3548 — Real-time Traffic Sign Recognition on any Mobile Processor, scheduled for Wednesday at 1530, in Room 113. Now in Room 111, same time.

S3396 — Optimizing Pedestrian Detection for Real-time Automotive Applications, scheduled for Wednesday at 1400, in Room 113. Now in Room 111, same time.

S3403 — Speech and Vision Processing for Immersive In-Vehicle Applications, scheduled for Wednesday at 1700, in Room 113. Now in Room 111, same time.

S3223 — Creating Mobile Apps for the Automotive Market, scheduled for Wednesday at 1730, in Room 113. Now in Room 111, same time.

S3271 — Professional CAE Product Development, scheduled for Wednesday at 0900, in Room 111. Now in Room 113, same time.

S3295 — Computer Aided Design Using CUDA Computational Acceleration, scheduled for Wednesday at 1000, in Room 111. Now in Room 113, same time.

S3350 — A Real-time Adaptive GPU Channelization Implementation, scheduled for Wednesday at 1400, in Room 111. Now in Room 113, same time.

S3030 — CUDA for Real-time Unmixing of Hyperspectral Video Systems, scheduled for Wednesday at 1430, in Room 111. Now in Room 113, same time.

S3329 — Massively Parallel Signal Processing for Wireless Communication Systems, scheduled for Wednesday at 1500, in Room 111. Now in Room 113, same time.

S3214 — CUDA in the Cloud, scheduled for Wednesday at 1600, in Room 111. Now in Room 113, same time.

S3471 — Teaching GPU Programming with CUDA, scheduled for Wednesday at 1700, in Room 111. Now in Room 114, same time.

S3092 — A Scalable Short-read Sequence Aligner Using a CUDA Kernel Pipeline, scheduled for Wednesday at 1700, in Room 114. Now in Room 111, same time.

S3213 — Cell-based Adaptive Mesh Refinement Implemented with General Purpose Graphics Processing Units, scheduled for Wednesday at 1400. Now cancelled.

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WHAT THEY’RE TWEETING
Sascha Pallenberg @sascha_p NVIDIA Faceworks - Most amazing human face render demo ever!



... #gtc13

Starlayne @starlayne Must have this fashion recognition app from Cortexica! So cool! #GTC13

Brett Waldman @bhwaldman Cortexica moving beyond QR codes to direct visual search. This is the future. #GTC13

The Register @regvulture #GTC2013 Nvidia stretches Tesla GPU coprocessors from HPC to big data: ‘Anything a CPU can do, a GPU can do better’.... http://reg.cx/25Ry

KennethwongSF @KennethwongSF The only thing not GPU-accelerated at #GTC2013--queues to the bathroom. :P

Chirag Dekate @cdekate #GTC2013 http://Salesforce.com using GPUs for analysis of live twitter streams. GPUs enabling complex Big Data use cases #HPC #HPDA

Maxime Hugues @maxime_hugues Twitter is using GPU for big data analysis #GTC2013

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