GPU computing is more than just about gaming

Simon talking about the possibilities with GPU computing.
Simon talking about the possibilities with GPU computing.

Visual computing is no longer just about gaming but has now permeated everyday lives, Dr Simon See, Director and Chief Solution Architect of NVIDIA, told a gathering of 450 start-ups, investors and R&D providers in digital media.

He pointed out that GPUs now help power the 3D web, location-based visualisation applications, creative content creation, computer vision, user interfaces, image recognition, HD video processing, and virtual worlds.

In his talk, Simon also discussed the vibrant ecosystem of developers that have adopted the CUDA GPU computing platform, how early stage companies can leverage the GPU for visual and other computing applications, and what global programmes NVIDIA offers to nurture and inspire innovation and business opportunities throughout these ecosystems.

Simon was among the speakers at Media Exploits 2013 held at Biopolis in Singapore on October 1. The event was organised by Exploit Technologies Pte Ltd, the technology transfer arm of the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) in Singapore. It featured speakers from Asia News Network media companies talking about specific trends and technology needs, and technology partners Apigee and Singtel sharing case studies on technology adoption in the industry.

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