GTC 2013 – Set your sights on processing speed

GTCNVIDIA will soon be hosting its annual GPU Technology Conference – GTC 2013 – later this month from March 18-21 in San Jose, CA. Last year’s conference saw the release of NVIDIA’s astounding new Kepler GPU architecture. Be sure to tune in to this year’s conference to see what’s next in the world of high performance GPU computing.

Can’t attend in person? NVIDIA will be live streaming the keynote addresses (currently listed as upcoming events on, but be sure to check the conference website  for details so as not to miss out). NVIDIA also records all the session speakers and makes the content available later for everyone to view. In fact, you can currently visit GTC On-Demand at the conference website to explore sessions from past conferences.

If nothing else, don’t miss the opening keynote address (March 19 @9am PST) by Jen-Hsun Huang, NVIDIA’s co-founder, President and CEO. He’ll be discussing “what’s next in computing and graphics, and preview disruptive technologies and exciting demonstrations across industries.” Jen-Hsun puts on quite a show. It’s not only informative with respect to NVIDIA’s direction and vision, but also entertaining to watch. After all, you’d expect nothing else from the industry leader in computer graphics and visualization.

And what about geospatial processing? How does GTC 2013 fit into the science of remote sensing and GIS? The answer lies in the power of GPU computing to transform our ability to more rapidly process large datasets and implement complex algorithms. It’s a rapidly growing field, and impressive to see the levels of speedup that are being achieved, in some cases more than 100x faster on the GPU than on the CPU alone. Amongst the conference sessions this year will be numerous general presentations and workshops on the latest techniques for leveraging GPUs to accelerate your processing workflow. More specifically, there will be a collection of talks directly related to remote sensing, such as detecting man-made structures from high resolution aerial imagery, retrieving atmospheric ozone profiles from satellite data, and implementing algorithms for orthorectification, pan-sharpening, color-balancing and mosaicking. Other relevant sessions include a real-time processing system for hyperspectral video, and many more on a variety of other image processing topics.

HySpeed Computing is excited to see what this year’s conference has to offer. How about you?

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