SIGGRAPH 2007: GPGPU supplemental course information available at

Sunday 19th August 2007, 08:08:00 PM, written by Rys

The good folks over at have made available the supplementary course material presented during SIGGRAPH this year.

"The course presenters are experts on general-purpose GPU computation from academia and industry, and have presented papers and tutorials on the topic at SIGGRAPH, Graphics Hardware, Supercomputing, IEEE Visualization, and elsewhere."

Presenters this year included Mike Houston (who else!), Justin Hensley from AMD, a few NVIDIAns including Mark Harris, and a choice selection of GPGPU experts from Microsoft, academia and the wider industry. In short, the potential for good course material was very high.

We recommend spending time with all of the available material if you can (not all of the decks are available though) but the highlights for us included Neoptica's Chief Engineer, Aaron Lefohn, talking about GPGPU for graphical effects in realtime 3D, Mike's performance presentation and how to make good use of GPUBench (which we're doing some work on as we speak), and John Owens on the basics of data parallel programming, the foundation of GPGPU.

Here's the link again in case you didn't see it at the top.

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