Full Throttle Java with APARAPI
Wednesday, March 25th, 2015
6:30 - 8:30 PM
General purpose GPU (GPGPU) programming is now in the mainstream, and even conventional (i.e., CPU) processor manufacturers are offering products that look more like many-core GPUs than multi-core CPUs (e.g. the Xeon Phi). However, programming and optimizing for these types of architectures has historically been challenging and only done by a limited group of programmers working in a small set of fields. In this session we explore how an open-source tool, APARAPI, makes GPUs accessible to any JVM programming language, as well as some ongoing research into extending its capabilities.
Max Grossman is a graduate student in the Rice University Department of Computer Science with a research focus in Parallel and Distributed Computing, working under Professor Vivek Sarkar in the Habanero Extreme Scale Software Research Group. His work focuses on schedulers, programming models, tools, and applications for heterogeneous and distributed systems.
As a professional software developer and researcher, Max has held positions in academic, industrial, and government institutions including Rice University's Habanero Extreme Scale Software Research Project, Delphix, Oracle Labs, Repsol USA, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the Shuttleworth Foundation, the Department of Defense, and the Indian Institute of Technology in Kanpur. For more information on Max's responsibilities, please refer to his resume.
RSVP by going to http://hjug03252015.eventbrite.com We will need an accurate head count in order to know how much pizza to order. Since there may be a large turnout, please only RSVP if you're certain you'll be coming.
Meeting Location: PROS
Houston, TX 77002
Park across the street in the parking garage on Elgin on the 7th floor, taking a parking receipt as you enter the parking garage. Parking is free after 7:00 PM, so you won't have to pay as you exit. Take the elevator to the 3rd floor of the parking garage and walk across the sky bridge. The HJUG meeting will be on the 2nd floor on the left just before you reach the elevator bank.
Meeting Sponsor: Element Blue
Over the past decade, Element Blue has pursued creating a company that could not only build intelligent, sophisticated software, but also develop technologies that made advancements in communities and industries around the world.
Today, Element Blue offers a suite of solutions that use IBM and Element Blue products and solutions to power businesses and communities on nearly every continent. Element Blue's services extend through Retail, Healthcare, Transportation, Water, and Energy. The latest addition of our SensorInsight™ product line continues to strengthen our mission of creating purpose-driven solutions for our customers.
About our venue sponsor: PROSWe aren't your run-of-the-mill software company. We're true to our word. When we say your success is our number one priority, we mean it. We'll work side-by-side with you to deliver on every promise every time. At PROS, we don't just see ourselves building software. We see ourselves as building blocks in our customers' success stories.
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Door Prizes and Giveaways! - must RSVP on Eventbrite to win
- JetBrains has donated one IntelliJ license to be raffled off at this month's HJUG meeting if we have 30 attendees, two if we have 50 or more
- Hello2Morrow has donated a SonarGraph Personal license to be raffled off at this month's HJUG meeting
- Headway Software has donated a license of the new Structure101 Studio
- CoderGears has donated licenses of their product JArchitect
- SemanticMerge has donated a one year license of their product to one lucky winner, and another to the speaker.
Meeting sponsored by Structure101 for Tangle free software.