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CUDA Week in Review Newsletter
Fri., June 7, Issue #94 Newsletter Home
Welcome to CUDA: WEEK IN REVIEW, a news summary for the worldwide CUDA, GPGPU and parallel programming community.
CUDA Pro Tip: Clean up after yourself to ensure accurate profiling and debugging!


High-Performance Diagnostic Ultrasound Imaging
This week’s Spotlight is on Ismayil Guracar of Siemens Medical Solutions USA. Ismayil and his colleagues have applied CUDA to the high-data-rate signal processing pipeline of the ACUSON SC2000(tm) ultrasound imaging system.

Read our interview with Ismayil Guracar.
Ismayil Guracar


HIV Research Breakthrough
Researchers at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), armed with Tesla GPU accelerators, achieved a breakthrough in the battle to fight the spread of HIV. A paper in Nature details how UIUC, with University of Pittsburgh, determined the chemical structure of the HIV capsid, a protein shell that protects the genetic material of the virus.

CUDA 5.5 RC Available
The CUDA 5.5 Release Candidate is now available to registered developers. Features include multi-process MPI debugging & profiling; single GPU debugging for Linux; and step-by-step guided performance analysis.
Download CUDA 5.5 RC  |  Become a registered developer  

Calling EMEA CUDA Developers
NVIDIA's UK-based marketing team has a special offer for CUDA developers in Europe, Middle East and Africa. Tell them about your CUDA work and get entered into a raffle for Tesla hardware and CUDA books.

Prototyping Algorithms and Testing CUDA Kernels in MATLAB
This article describes how MATLAB supports CUDA kernel development by providing a language and development environment for quickly evaluating kernels, analyzing and visualizing kernel results, and writing test harnesses to validate kernel results. The authors use an image white balancing example to demonstrate this workflow.

Call for Proposals: Early Adopter Awards for Fall 2013
Topic: NSF/IEEE-TCPP Curriculum Initiative on Parallel and Distributed Computing – Core Topics for Undergraduates. Proposal Deadline: June 30, 2013

Medical Image Processing on the GPU
Elsevier has published a new paper on Medical Image Processing on the GPU - Past, Present and Future. Authors include Anders Eklund, a previous CUDA Spotlight.

Upcoming Webinars
June 11: OpenCV: Accelerated Computer Vision using GPUs. Learn from Shalini Gupta of NVIDIA how the powerful OpenCV library has been accelerated with CUDA.
June 12: Accelerating Existing Monte Carlo Code. Hicham Lahlou, CEO and co-founder of Xcelerit, will discuss real-world applications of GPUs in risk management.
June 26: Understanding Dynamic Parallelism with Allinea's Unified Tools. Join Mark O’Connor of Allinea for a discussion on debugging and profiling.


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NVIDIA seeks software engineer to join the CUDA Developer Tools team. Role requires interaction with CUDA driver and compiler teams within NVIDIA, as well as external developer teams. Requirements: computer science/engineering degree; strong knowledge of C and programming techniques; familiarity with developing for Linux; self-motivated team player. Job ID # 1574120.


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Need a CUDA trainer? See list of worldwide CUDA trainers and consultants.
Want to get smarter? Enroll in the open online course Intro to Parallel Programming.
Have CUDA questions? Check out NVIDIA DevTalk forums and Stack Overflow.
Require fast access to docs? Visit the CUDA doc library.


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Have you been to a Meetup yet? Join one or start your own. Upcoming events:
Silicon Valley GPU Meetup, June 17
Paris GPU Meetup, June 20
Rome GPU Meetup, June 21
New York GPU Meetup, June 24
Brisbane GPU Meetup, June 27
Toronto GPU Meetup, June 27


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Rencontre des Chimistes Theoriciens du Grand-Est
  June 7-8, 2013, Reims, France

2-Day CUDA Training (AccelerEyes)
  June 10-11, 2013, Baltimore-Washington, DC

CUDA Workshop (Istanbul Technical University)
  June 10-12, 2013, Istanbul, Turkey

OpenCV: Accelerated Computer Vision using GPUs (GTC Express Webinar)
  June 11, 2013, Istanbul, Turkey
Presenter: Shalini Gupta, NVIDIA

Accelerating Existing Monte Carlo Code: CVA, CCR Examples (Webinar)
  June 12, 2013
Presenter: Hicham Lahlou, Xcelerit

CUDA and OpenACC Training at UAM (Universidad Autonoma de Madrid)
  June 12-13, 2013, Madrid, Spain

International Supercomputing Conference (ISC)
  June 16-20, 2013, Leipzig, Germany
Hands-On with CUDA tutorial by NVIDIA, June 16, 9:00 am
Hands-On with OpenACC tutorial by NVIDIA, June 16, 2:00 pm

Apple Final Cut Pro User Group (SF Cutters)
  June 19, 2013, 6:30 pm, San Francisco, Calif.
Speakers: Bob Sarles, Mark Christiansen and NVIDIA

GPU Accelerated XenDesktop for Designers and Engineers (GTC Express Webinar)
  June 20, 2013
Presenter: Thomas Poppelgaard,

4-Day CUDA Course (Acceleware)
  June 25-28, 2013, Calgary, AB, Canada
Instructor: Dr. Kelly Goss

Dynamic Parallelism with Allinea's Unified Tools (GTC Express Webinar)
  June 26, 2013
Presenter: Join Mark O’Connor, Allinea


HPC@LR Sumer School (University of Montpellier 2)
  July 3-5, 2013, Montpellier, France

PUMPS Summer School
  July 8-12, 2013, Barcelona, Spain
Co-Directors: Mateo Valero (BSC, UPC) and Wen-mei Hwu (University of Illinois)

GPU Summer School (University of Alicante)
  July 22-24, 2013 Alicante, Spain

4-Day CUDA Course (Acceleware)
  July 29-August 1, 2013, San Jose, Calif
Instructor: Dr. Kelly Goss

GPU Technology Conference Japan
  July 30, 2013, Tokyo, Japan

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Webinar Replay

GROMACS and Kepler GPUs, by Erik Lindahl, Stockholm University (1:16:47)

GPU-Accelerated Apps

List of 200+ popular GPU-accelerated scientific and research applications (PDF 402KB).
List of 200+ popular GPU-accelerated scientific and research applications (PDF 402KB).

GPU Test Drive

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CUDA Documentation

The new CUDA documentation site includes release notes, programming guides, manuals and code samples.

CUDA Online Courses

Udacity Course
Coursera Course

NVIDIA Developer Forums

Join us on the NVIDIA DevTalk forums to share your experience and learn from other developers. You can also ask questions on Stack Overflow, using the ‘cuda’ tag.

CUDA Consulting

Training, programming and project development services are available from CUDA consultants around the world. To be considered for inclusion on list, email: (with CUDA Consulting in subject line).

GPU Computing on Twitter

For daily updates about GPU computing and parallel programming, follow @gpucomputing on Twitter.



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