Jen-Hsun Huang Kicks off GPU Tech Conference
By Loyd Case
Even before Jen-Hsun Huang’s keynote began, attendees at this year’s GPU Tech Conference had their stereoscopic 3D glasses on, grooving to psychedelic, procedural 3D demos shown on the large projection screen.
Is this the wave of the future–sitting in darkened rooms at every corporate presentation wearing bulky glasses? Probably not–stereoscopic technology is evolving and we may see glasses-free technology in less than a decade.
Of course, even good 3D video doesn’t replace the human presence. Nvidia’s annual lovefest for GPU computing doesn’t focus so much on visual imagery as it does on using graphics processors for parallel compute applications. In fact, a good chunk of CEO Jen-Hsun Huang’s keynote focused on applications that indirectly touch end users. Applications like design simulation application ANSYS and scientific computation application MATLAB are focused on the needs of engineers and scientists who are developing products or conducting research.
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