Event Name IEEE SP Seminar by Bruce Burns on Graphical Processor Units: A Future Trend in Processing
Start Date 18th Oct 2010 6:00pm
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Duration N/A

Title: Graphical Processor Units: A Future Trend in Processing [pdf]

Speaker: Bruce Burns

Time and Date: 6:00pm refreshments for, 6:30pm start, Monday, 18 October 2010

Place: Meeting Rooms A&B, Engineers Australia Building, 21 Bedford Street, North Melbourne


Graphical processor units are a new processing technology using high core (240 Plus) processors. GPU technology is well established in the scientific community with over 1000 scientific papers written with evidence of a 10 to 50 fold increase in some application speeds. Applications for this technology are broad based such as any calculation or algorithm based software. New development tools are now available to program the GPU processors using common languages and it is believed that this will move the GPU into the GP (General Purpose) business sector. This technology offers a high return on investment to any business applications where processing speed optimization is a key bottleneck. The one limiting factor is to better understand and apply the programming tools and realize the benefits. This will be an iterative process that is set to accelerate as businesses seek ways to reduce processing time and costs to optimise processor intensive tasks and gain a competitive edge.

Brief Bio:

Bruce Burns studied pure science, Geology and Chemistry before doing a Dip Ed and teaching at secondary school for a short period. After a period of overseas travel he moved into the IT Industry in a technical sales role at Anitech (National System integrator at the time) for 6 years selling WAN infrastructure. He then left to run his own IT company for 10 years specializing in Medical Software and supplying software, training and the full network infrastructure as the Victorian agent for a Perth based product. The parent company was sold as part of a major consolidation in the sector and Bruce has returned to hardware infrastructure with Digicor.

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