GPU Technology Workshop

GPU Technology Workshop South East Asia 2014

WELCOME TO GPU Technology Workshop South East Asia 2014

Join us at GPU Technology Workshop South East Asia (GTW SEA) 2014 – the must-attend local visual computing technology event. Taking place in Singapore, GTW SEA offers unmatched opportunities to learn how to harness the latest GPU technology, along with face-to-face interaction with industry luminaries and NVIDIA experts.

GTW features dozens of cutting-edge technology demos, hands-on parallel programming labs and sessions focused on the latest scientific discovery and innovations.

GTW'14 South East Asia tracks:

  • High-Performance Computing / Supercomputing & Big Data
  • Graphics Virtualization
  • Finance
  • Professional Visualization & Design

Join us at the epicenter of computing technology to see how GPUs are accelerating impactful results. Register today.

Attendance to the GTW is free of charge, however only limited seats are available.
If you have any questions, please contact us at or call Livia at +65 6597-0472.

For the first time at GTW SEA 2014, we presented the Best Poster at GTW award.
Contest is open for submissions of research posters related to GPU technology from Asia Pacific region. Main Prize is Tesla K40 card (retail value of USD 6,500)! Go to // to learn more.

Event Detail


Speaker Introduction

Time Session Speaker Slides


08:30 – 09:20 Registration & Morning Coffee
09:20 – 09:30 Welcome Address by Francis Yu, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, APJ, NVIDIA
09:30 – 10:15 Marc Hamilton, Vice President, Solution Architecture & Engineering, NVIDIA
"GPU Technology: Past, Present, and Future"
10:15 – 11:00 John Taylor, Director, eResearch & Computational and Simulation Sciences, CSIRO
"Breakthrough Science on GPUs"
11:00 – 11:30 Tea Break & Demo Showcase

Vertical Tracks


Track 1: VDI

This track provides a unique chance to discover best practices of graphics-accelerated virtualization.

Track 2: Finance

Learn about the latest work in options pricing, risk analysis, and algorithmic trading using GPGPU.

Track 3: Professional Visualization

By attending this track you'll discover how NVIDIA's GPUs are driving innovation across media & entertainment, aerospace, architecture-engineering-construction, and other industries.

Track 4: High Performance Computing & Big Data

Designed for researchers, developer and technologists, HPC track will show how GPUs are accelerating impactful scientific results.
11:30 – 12:10 Ian Song, Research Manager, Client Devices, IDC "Understanding of Desktop Virtualization Market in ASEAN and the Potential for NVIDIA GRID"
John Ashley Solutions Architects Lead, Financial Services, NVIDIA Corporation "GPU Computing in Finance"
Michael Wang, Pro Viz Solutions Architect, NVIDIA APJ "The Future of Professional Graphics"
Dr Cristina Beldica, Associate Director, National Center for Supercomputing Applications, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign "GPU Applications on The Blue Waters System, the World's Second Largest General Purpose Computational Resource"
12:10 – 12:40 Jared Cowart, GRID Solution Architects Lead, NVIDIA Corporation "How to Deliver Amazing Graphics to the Virtualized Experiences with NVIDIA GRID"
Patrik Tennberg, Senior Solutions Architect, TriOptima "The Anatomy of a GPU based counterparty credit risk system"
Prof Seah Hock Soon, NTU, and Rich Ho, Richmanclub, "Future Studios Research Lab: The Boy and His Robot Film Case Study"
Dr Marek T Michalewicz, Senior Director, A*STAR Computational Resource Centre
12:40 – 13:40 Lunch & Demo Showcase
13:40 – 14:20 Paul Serrano, Senior Director marketing, APAC & Japan, Nutanix "High Speed Graphics meets Web-Scale Software Defined Infrastructure"
Bill Chen, Director of Solutions Optimization, Supermicro, "Designing for the Future - GPU Solutions that Maximize Performance, Density and Energy Efficiency"
Stuart King, APJ Workstation Lead, DELL Ed Turkel, Group Manager, HPC Business Development HP Servers, WorldWide
14:20 – 14:50 Edward Low, Senior End User Computing Specialist, VMWare "VMWare Horizon 6 with Rich Media, Unified Communications and 3D Graphics"
Andy Gray, Technology Evangelist, CentreSpace Software, "From CPU to GPU: a comparative case study"
Jeremy Cordeiro, Industry Manager, ACA Pacific Technology "Creating 'CONSTRUCT': How V-Ray RT and GPU Rendering is Defining a New Filmmaking Paradigm"
Pradeep Kumar Gupta, Manager, South Asia & India DevTech team, NVIDIA "CUDA Platform – Now and what's next"e
14:40 – 15:10 Tea Break & Demo Showcase
15:10 – 15:40 Garry Soriano, Solution Engineer, ASEAN, Citrix "Delivering virtualized 3D graphics apps with Citrix XenDesktop & NVIDIA Grid GPUs"
Karson Mak, Product Manager, Lenovo
Yury Drozdov, CEO, Novatte
Jeff Adie, Principal Engineer, SGI "Real time GPU accelerated analysis of Big Data"
15:40 – 16:10 Milan Diebel, NVIDIA "Virtualizing Tough 3D Workloads: How to Get Started" Pierre Spatz, Head at Quantitative Analysis, Murex
Siddharth Bolurke, Media and Entertainment Solutions Architect, Autodesk "GPU accelerated workflows in a modern animation pipeline" Yong Keh Kok, Staff Engineer, Accelerative Technology Lab (ATL) MIMOS Berhad
16:10 – 16:40 Altair "Product Innovation Using Private & Public Cloud"
Babak Barkhordar, Product Manager, N2N and MIMOS "Strategy Optimization Accelerator"
Timothy Kwan, Regional Business Manager, CAD-IT, "How NVIDIA GPUs Enhance ANSYS Simulation Productivity"
Dr Dennis Sng, ROSE Lab, NTU "Architectures for Scalable Media Object Search at the ROSE Lab"
16:40 – 17:30 Lucky Draw, Event Wrap up & Reception

Marc Hamilton

Vice President, Solution Architecture & Engineering, NVIDIA

This track provides a unique chance to discover best practices of graphics-accelerated virtualization. At NVIDIA, the Visual Computing Company, Marc leads the worldwide Solutions Architecture and Engineering team, responsible for working with NVIDIA's customers and partners to deliver the world's best end to end solutions for professional visualization and design, high performance computing, and big data analytics.

Prior to NVIDIA, Marc worked in the Hyperscale Business Unit within HP's Enterprise Group where he led the HPC team for the Americas region. Marc spent 16 years at Sun Microsystems in HPC and other sales and marketing executive management roles.

Marc also worked at TRW developing HPC applications for the US aerospace and defense industry. He has published a number of technical articles and is the author of the book, "Software Development, Building Reliable Systems". Marc holds a BS degree in Math and Computer Science from UCLA, an MS degree in Electrical Engineering from USC, and is a graduate of the UCLA Executive Management program.

Dr John A Taylor

CSIRO Director of eResearch & Computational and Simulation Sciences;
Adjunct Professor in the School of Computer Science, ANU

Dr John A Taylor is currently CSIRO Director of eResearch & Computational and Simulation Sciences and Adjunct Professor in the School of Computer Science at ANU. He has written more than 140 articles and books on computational and simulation science, climate change, global biogeochemical cycles, air quality and environmental policy, from the local to the global scale, spanning science, impacts and environmental policy.
His research has been widely cited and has also attracted widespread media attention. Prior to joining CSIRO Dr Taylor was Professor and Director of the Doctoral program in Environmental Management at Montclair State University and he also worked at NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York. He has also worked as a Computational Scientist and group leader both at the Mathematics and Computer Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory and at the Atmospheric Science Division at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. John A Taylor was a Senior Fellow in the Computation Institute and a visiting Scholar in the Geoscience Dept. at the University of Chicago. He has also served on the Advisory Panel of the Scientific Computing Division of US National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and the US National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center NUGEX Advisory Committee. Dr Taylor currently serves on the Board of the National eResearch Collaboration Tools and Resources (NeCTAR) an Australian federal Government SuperScience initiative and on the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Victorian Life Sciences Computation Initiative (VLSCI). Dr Taylor is a Fellow of the Clean Air Society of Australia and New Zealand and a full member of the American Meteorological Society.

Dr Cristina Beldica

Associate Director, National Center for Supercomputing Applications, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

Dr. Cristina Beldica is Associate Director at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. She serves as the Executive Director and co-principal investigator of the $360M NSF-funded Blue Waters Petascale computer project. The Blue Waters system is capable of sustained petaflop performance and designed to meet the compute-intensive, memory-intensive, and data-intensive needs of a wide range of science and engineering applications. Prior to joining Blue Waters project, she worked on other large cyberinfrastructure projects like the Dark Energy Survey (DES), Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST), and the Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES). Dr. Beldica began her career at NCSA as a research scientist for Computational Structural Mechanics. Her research interests include characterization of finite elements, meshless methods for computational mechanics, viscoelastic materials, linear and nonlinear stress analysis, fracture properties of reinforced composites. Dr. Beldica holds a Ph.D. degree in Engineering Mechanics, a Master of Science degree in Aeronautical Engineering and a Master of Business Administration.

Ian Song

Research Manager, Client Devices

Ian Song is a Research Manager with IDC's Asia/Pacific Client Devices Group. Based in Singapore, Ian is responsible for the development of the region's Client Virtualization program, and is also involved in building IDC's Enterprise Mobility research. His coverage includes the next generation workspace as well as emerging technologies and trends such as the consumerization of IT.

Ian was a Senior Research Analyst at IDC's Worldwide Enterprise Virtualization Software program in Boston before joining IDC Asia/Pacific. In that role, he examined virtualization software products deployed within the enterprise, focusing on software designed to virtualize the client environment. He was responsible for sizing and forecasting the client virtualization market on a global level.

Prior to joining IDC, Ian worked as an information technology consultant at Harvard University. He led multiple projects including implementation of virtualized services, streamline application delivery and centralizing client support services. Additionally, Ian worked as a technology consultant for Sapphire Technologies where he participated in multiple large-scale system deployment projects. He also worked at IBM global services and for Cisco Systems' product marketing team when he was on his internship programme.

Ian represented IDC by speaking at multiple industry conferences, and was quoted in publications such as the Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, CIO Magazine, NetworkWorld and ComputerWorld.

Ian holds a B.A. in Information Systems and Digital Media, with a minor in Chinese studies, from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He also holds an MBA from the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University.

John Ashley

Solutions Architects Lead, Financial Services, NVIDIA

John Ashley is NVIDIA's New York City based Senior Solutions Architect covering Financial Services for North America and Europe. NVIDIA Solution Architects partner with customers, consultants, Universities and OEMs to educate, evangelize, encourage and support GPU (Graphical Processing Unit) Computing projects. John has a diverse background, with a BS and MS in Electrical Engineering from Michigan State University. He has been a systems administrator, developer, systems architect, and manager for end user, consulting, and vendor firms in geospatial analytics, predictive modeling, and data warehousing. Past highlights include a US patent and time at KPMG and Silicon Graphics.

Jared Cowart

NVIDIA GRID Solution Architects Lead, NVIDIA

Jared has been in the Information Technology Space for more than 15 years. During that time he has worked for Value Added Resellers as Deployment Engineer and Sales Engineer covering everything from Networking to EUC Solutions. He spent almost 6 years at Citrix Systems as the Sr. Sales Engineer helping lead the Rocky Mountain region become Number one region in the US in 2012. He now is at NVIDIA with the role of Sr. Solution Architect and Global Team Lead for the GRID SA team. Jared Has a Passion for exciting technology and NVIDIA has delivered in spades with GRID.

Patrik Tennberg

Senior Solution Architect, TriOptima

Patrik Tennberg manages the development team for TriOptima's new credit risk analytics service triCalculate and also serves as architect and developer.
Prior to joining TriOptima in 2011, Patrik was CTO for Informed Portfolio Management where he managed the development team in Sweden and Russia. During his 16+ years in the finance industry, he has also worked at NASDAQ OMX and Cinnober Financial Technology as Architect and Senior Developer and at Nordea as Business IT Architect responsible for among others Credit and Loans. Patrik holds a BSc in Computer Science and Mathematics from the University of Umeå and a MBA from Stockholm School of Economics.

Michael Wang

Solution Atchitect, APJ, NVIDIA

Mike is NVIDIA's Solutions Architect for Australia and New Zealand regions. In this role, Mike coordinates with OEMs and technology partners, both within the region and worldwide, enabling NVIDIA's partners to deliver the best possible solutions for all customers. In the APAC region, he has strong relationships with many Universities and national research centres, as well as leading enterprise organisations in all sectors. Prior to joining NVIDIA, Mike developed a versatile skillset, having graduated with degrees in both Mechanical Engineering and Laws, before embarking on a PhD in Materials Engineering. He not only harnessed the power of CUDA programming for his own thesis work, but developed and evangelised one of the first CUDA short-courses in Australia. Since then, Mike has endeavoured to stay at the forefront of an ever-changing digital landscape, and is always exploring and experimenting with new and interesting technologies (e.g. GPUs, 3D printing, and mobile/cloud applications). You can follow Mike's latest adventures on twitter @mikepcw

Dr Marek T. Michalewicz

Senior Director, A*STAR Computational Resource Centre

Dr Marek T. Michalewicz is the Senior Director, A*STAR Computational Resource Centre. Marek holds a PhD degrees in Theoretical Physics from Institute of Advanced Studies, The Australian National University, Australia; and MSc in Theoretical Physics from La Trobe University, Australia. He is a computational scientist, entrepreneur and inventor. He has been involved in computational physics since 1982. Between 1988-90 he was at the University of Minnesota where he carried computational research using Minnesota Supercomputer Centre's Cray-2, at the time, the most powerful computer in the world. Marek has extensive first-hand experience with vector, parallel, vector-parallel, MIMD & SIMD supercomputers and large scale clusters.
Between 1990-2000 Marek worked at Supercomputing Support Group at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) in Australia, reaching the level of a Principal Research Scientist.
He founded Quantum Precision Instruments Pty. Ltd. in 1999 in Australia. Quantum-Pi was one of the very first companies in the world focussed exclusively on nanotechnology enabled products: quantum tunneling sensors and metrology devices. Subsequently he also founded Quantum Precision Instruments Asia Private Limited (Singapore) and Quantum Precision Instruments, Inc. (USA) and remained their CEO and CTO for ten years. He joined A*STAR Computational Resource Centre in early 2009.