Barcelona Supercomputing Center / Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya
NVIDIA GPU Center of Excellence
BSC at SC'15 , November 2015
Rosa Badia, Grid Computing group Manager, gave an invited talk on ‘Superscalar programming models: making applications platform agnostic’ and a presentation during the ‘Workshop on accelerator programming using directives’. Finally, Rosa participated in the panel discussion on the topic of ‘Women in HPC: changing the face of HPC’.
GPU TECHNOLOGY THEATER TALKS NOW ON DEMAND: More than 40 scientists, researchers and engineers shared their experience with accelerated computing in the GPU Technology Theater at SC15. All sessions are now available on demand
BSC celebrates its 10th Anniversary, April 2015
PUMPS 2015 Summer School at BSC/UPC, July 6-10, 2015
PATC Course: Introduction to CUDA Programming, June 2-5, 2015
GTC 2015 March 17-20, 2015 Silicon Valley
PUMPS 2014 Summer School
, July 7-11, 2014: Participants, Teachers, TA's and organizers were very excited with this 5th summer school!!
At NVIDIA GCT 2014
, great session Easy Multi-GPU Programming with CUDArrays
, where Javier Cabezas (Ph.D. Student, BSC), shows how to boost your productivity by offering a multi-dimensional array data type that can be used both in host and device code. In systems with several GPUs and P2P memory access support, CUDArrays transparently distributes the computation across several GPUs. In another session, Generation, Simulation and Rendering of Large Varied Animated Crowds
, Isaac Rudomin (Senior Researcher, BSC) and Benjamin Hernandez (Postdoc, BSC) discuss several steps in the process for simulating and visualizing large and varied crowds, in real time, for consumer-level computers and graphic cards (GPUs).
PRACE Summer of HPC Awards Best Students
, The PRACE HPC Ambassador Award was awarded to Vito Simonka, who spent the Summer of HPC at BSC, Spain and best embodied the outreach spirit of the programme. He worked on optimizing parallel algorithms with OmpSs, and collaborated with the company Herta Security
(a UPC startup related to the CUDA Center of Excellence) on the facial gender recognition application using GPUs.
Matina Maria Trompouki, recent graduate of Master CANS of UPC, has been awarded a Best Poster Award in the ACM's Graduate Research Competition sponsored by Microsoft, at the Grace Hopper Conference held 2-5 October in Minneapolis, USA. Matina won the third prize for her poster with title: “Efficient pedestrian detection based on Viola-Jones method using multiple GPUs”, which was her Master Thesis project, supervised by prof. Nacho Navarro. Given the fact that the first two prizes were awarded to last year PhD students, this international distinction highlights the level of research conducted in UPC.
PRACE Summer of HPC at BSC
, a programme for undergraduate and postgraduate students that offers a summer placement at HPC centres across Europe took place from July 1st to August 30th 2013