Visit additional Tabor Communication Publications
March 06, 2013
SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 6 — More than a dozen startups using the massive computing power of GPU technology to redefine the possibilities of business will participate in NVIDIA's Emerging Companies Summit (ECS) 2013, to be held March 20 at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, Calif.
A highlight of the GPU Technology Conference (GTC), ECS will feature 16 companies from around the world. This year's conference and summit have expanded to include companies focused on mobile computing, game development and cloud-based technologies. Also participating are companies advancing areas as diverse as visual search, financial services and medical diagnostics. Five top startups will be recognized for their innovation in a competition with more than $75,000 in prizes.
As part of the fast-paced "CEO on Stage" event in front of the ECS audience, executives will present their companies to a distinguished panel of professional investors, analysts and technology leaders. The expert panelists will then challenge presenters with questions and provide insightful feedback.
Panelists this year include: Gerald Brady, managing director of Silicon Valley Bank; Nathan Brookwood, CEO at Insight64; Rob Enderle, president and principal at the Enderle Group; Jeff Herbst, vice president of Business Development at NVIDIA; Jon Peddie, president of Jon Peddie Research; Savitha Srinivasan, partner in the Venture Capital Group at IBM; and Rik Turner, senior analyst of Financial Services Technology at OVUM.
Participating "CEO on Stage" companies include: Athentech Imaging (Canada), BIM+ (Germany), Cortexica Vision Systems (U.K.), Fluid (U.S.), Fuzzy Logix (U.S.), Hanweck Associates (U.S.), Mainframe2 (U.S.), Morpheus Medical (U.S.), Murex (France), Oculus VR (U.S.), OUYA (U.S.), SoftKinetic (Belgium), Splashtop (U.S.), SynerScope (Netherlands), Total Immersion (U.S.) and Ubitus (Taiwan).
Also at ECS, an industry panel will address how technology will shape the future monetization of visual content. Panelists include: Ted Mico, CEO at Mixed Media Works; Pat Moorhead, founder and principal analyst at Moor Insights and Strategy; Mark Popkiewicz, CEO of MirriAd; Steve Semenzato, vice president of Business Development at Cortexica; and Blake White, director in the Entertainment, Media and Communications advisory practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Now in its fourth year in Silicon Valley, ECS provides an opportunity to see how startups are using GPUs to transform industries and create new ones. The exhibit halls of the summit will be filled with the innovative work of companies in a diverse array of fields.
"The universe of GPU-powered applications is dramatically expanding, and ECS is the focal point to see the action," said Herbst. "We bring together some of the best startups and best minds in the business for an event that technology leaders, investors and analysts won't want to miss."
ECS's platinum sponsor is Cooley LLP, a San Francisco-based law firm. Supporting sponsors include Silicon Valley Bank, Deloitte, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, UBS, CCICE TechLAB, VentureBeat, Nasdaq and Hedge Connection.
GTC 2013, to be held March 18-21 in San Jose, is the place to learn about and share how advances in GPU technology help people tackle their day-to-day computational and graphics challenges. Conference attendees include thousands of industry leaders, researchers, scientists, graphic artists, engineers, designers, venture capitalists, angel investors, entrepreneurs, press and analysts.
NVIDIA awakened the world to computer graphics when it invented the GPU in 1999. Today, its processors power a broad range of products from smartphones to supercomputers. NVIDIA's mobile processors are used in cell phones, tablets and auto infotainment systems. PC gamers rely on GPUs to enjoy spectacularly immersive worlds. Professionals use them to create 3D graphics and visual effects in movies and to design everything from golf clubs to jumbo jets. And researchers utilize GPUs to advance the frontiers of science with high performance computing. The company has more than 5,000 patents issued, allowed or filed, including ones covering ideas essential to modern computing.
The Xeon Phi coprocessor might be the new kid on the high performance block, but out of all first-rate kickers of the Intel tires, the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) got the first real jab with its new top ten Stampede system.We talk with the center's Karl Schultz about the challenges of programming for Phi--but more specifically, the optimization...
Although Horst Simon was named Deputy Director of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, he maintains his strong ties to the scientific computing community as an editor of the TOP500 list and as an invited speaker at conferences.
Supercomputing veteran, Bo Ewald, has been neck-deep in bleeding edge system development since his twelve-year stint at Cray Research back in the mid-1980s, which was followed by his tenure at large organizations like SGI and startups, including Scale Eight Corporation and Linux Networx. He has put his weight behind quantum company....
May 16, 2013 |
When it comes to cloud, long distances mean unacceptably high latencies. Researchers from the University of Bonn in Germany examined those latency issues of doing CFD modeling in the cloud by utilizing a common CFD and its utilization in HPC instance types including both CPU and GPU cores of Amazon EC2.
May 15, 2013 |
Supercomputers at the Department of Energy’s National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) have worked on important computational problems such as collapse of the atomic state, the optimization of chemical catalysts, and now modeling popping bubbles.
May 10, 2013 |
Program provides cash awards up to $10,000 for the best open-source end-user applications deployed on 100G network.
May 09, 2013 |
The Japanese government has revealed its plans to best its previous K Computer efforts with what they hope will be the first exascale system...
May 08, 2013 |
For engineers looking to leverage high-performance computing, the accessibility of a cloud-based approach is a powerful draw, but there are costs that may not be readily apparent.
05/10/2013 | Cleversafe, Cray, DDN, NetApp, & Panasas | From Wall Street to Hollywood, drug discovery to homeland security, companies and organizations of all sizes and stripes are coming face to face with the challenges – and opportunities – afforded by Big Data. Before anyone can utilize these extraordinary data repositories, however, they must first harness and manage their data stores, and do so utilizing technologies that underscore affordability, security, and scalability.
04/15/2013 | Bull | “50% of HPC users say their largest jobs scale to 120 cores or less.” How about yours? Are your codes ready to take advantage of today’s and tomorrow’s ultra-parallel HPC systems? Download this White Paper by Analysts Intersect360 Research to see what Bull and Intel’s Center for Excellence in Parallel Programming can do for your codes.
In this demonstration of SGI DMF ZeroWatt disk solution, Dr. Eng Lim Goh, SGI CTO, discusses a function of SGI DMF software to reduce costs and power consumption in an exascale (Big Data) storage datacenter.
The Cray CS300-AC cluster supercomputer offers energy efficient, air-cooled design based on modular, industry-standard platforms featuring the latest processor and network technologies and a wide range of datacenter cooling requirements.