Best paper at GPU symposium to be rewarded with NVIDIA hardware

03.15.10 -

The best paper presented at the Symposium on Chemical Computations on General-Purpose Graphics Processing Units, to be held in conjunction with the 240th American Chemical Society National Meeting in Boston, Aug. 22-26, will be rewarded with an NVIDIA Tesla C2050 GPU computing processor courtesy of NVIDIA.

Submissions of abstracts on the use of GP-GPUs in a broad range of chemical applications are being accepted until April 5 per instructions posted on the ACS website. All submissions will be reviewed by the symposium organizers, and the accepted submissions will be presented as either oral presentations or posters. The symposium organizers and NVIDIA will select the best paper award at the conclusion of the symposium.

The symposium also will feature technical presentations from the companies who are advancing the development of general-purpose graphics processing units (GP-GPUs) and discussions of the challenges involved in effectively programming GP-GPUs.

Invited presentations include Michael Klein (Temple University), Mark Gordon (Iowa State University), Alan Aspuru-Guzik (Harvard University), Vijay Pande (Stanford University), Alexey Onufriev (Virginia Tech), Alex Travesset (Iowa State University), Millard Alexander (University of Maryland), Ivan Ufimtsev (Stanford University), John Stone (University of Illinois), and Scott Le Grand (NVIDIA).

The symposium is organized by Thom H. Dunning, Jr. and Volodymyr Kindratenko, National Center for Supercomputing Applications, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Robert J. Harrison, University of Tennessee and Oak Ridge National Laboratory; Jeffrey Madura, Duquesne University; and Todd J. Martinez, Stanford University.

Questions? Contact Volodymyr Kindratenko at kindr@ncsa.illinois.edu.