About HJUG

HJUG is dedicated to the use of the Java™ Technology. We are one of the many Java User Groups worldwide. HJUG thanks Rice University Computer Science Department, Professors Dan Wallach and Robert 'Corky' Cartwright for their continuous sponsorship.

HJUG also thanks the Computer Science Technology Department of Houston Community College System, especially Abbas Alamnehe.

HJUG Officers

Jim Bethancourt
jimbethancourt AT gmail DOT com

Vice President of Free Stuff:
Clay Smith
uhclay AT gmail DOT com

Java Resource Coordinator:
Adam Roberts
aroberts AT alum DOT rit DOT edu

Houston TechFest Coordinator:
Stephen Nimmo
stephennimmo AT gmail DOT com

Java Community Process Representative:
Daniel Solano Gómez
jcp AT sattvik DOT com

Full Throttle Java with APARAPI

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015
6:30 - 8:30 PM

Presented by

Max Grossman

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.

Please RSVP

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

3100 Main
2nd floor
Houston, TX 77002

Suggested Parking:

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: PROS

We 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.

Our Core Values:

  • Ownership - We take responsibility.
  • Passion - We love what we do.
  • Pride - We accept only the best.
  • Trust - We can be counted on.
  • Integrity - We do what's right.
  • Innovation - We create possibilities.
  • Customer Centricity - We put our customers first.

Door Prizes and Giveaways! - must RSVP on Eventbrite to win

Upcoming Meetings

Free membership. Free meetings. Free food (usually pizza).

Full Throttle Java with APARAPI

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

3100 Main
2nd floor
Houston, TX 77002


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