Making effective use of graphics processing units (GPUs) in computations

Presented by Kyle Niemeyer and Liang Huang, OSU

March 7, 2016
2-3 PM
Kidder 202


Graphics processing units (GPUs) are specialized computer processors used in computers and video game systems to accelerate the creation and display of images. Due to their inherent parallel structure, they also have great potential to speed up computations in many scientific and engineering applications. GPUs are attractive for their ability to perform a large number of computations in parallel at an attractive price. Many of the world¹s largest supercomputers use GPUs to achieve their high performance, and personal computers and laptops use them for graphics displays and image processing. This seminar will explore the use of GPUs in general, describe examples of the use of GPUs in computations, and introduce some best practices for GPU computing.

Come learn how you could use GPUs in your own research.

All members of the OSU research community are welcome to attend. Please pass this message along to anyone else with interest. The event will also be streamed on 

This is part of a series of talks, seminars and tutorials that are intended to bring together the Oregon State University research community to discuss shared computing issues and opportunities. These events are jointly sponsored by:

  • Center for Genome Research and Biocomputing
  • College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences
  • College of Engineering
  • College of Science
  • Information Services and
  • Office of Research