BSC participates in the biggest GPU computing event talking about brain simulations using CUDA

10 October 2017

Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC) participates in GTC Europe’17 (GPU Technology Conference Europe 2017). The biggest GPU computing event in Europe will take place in Munich (Germany) on October 10-12th. GTC Europe is a conference to learn about High Performance Computing (HPC) and Supercomputing and their use in big data analytics, weather forecasting, energy exploration, scientific visualisation and computational fluid dynamics. The program will include sessions in an array of computational research and computer science domains, complimented by hands-on developer labs and tutorials.

BSC researcher Pedro Valero-Lara will give a conference called "The Simulation of the Behaviour of the Human Brain using CUDA" on Wednesday, October 11th at 11am. The attendees will learn about how the behavior of Human Brain is simulated by using current computers, and the different challenges which the implementation has to deal with. He will talk about the main steps and methodologies of simulations. In particular, he will highlight and focus on those transformations and optimizations carried out to achieve a good performance on NVIDIA GPUs. Valero-Lara will explain the progress made within the Human Brain Project (HBP) (managed by Raül Sirvent) and the BSC/UPC NVIDIA GPU Center of Excellence (managed by Antonio Peña) for the simulation of the human brain. Understanding the human brain is one of the greatest challenges facing 21st century science. If we can rise to the challenge, we can gain profound insights into what makes us human, develop new treatments for brain diseases and build revolutionary new computing technologies.

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