NVIDIA to speak on AI and HPC in COVID-19 battle at SCA21

Amaro: Simulating the SARS-CoV-2 Virus with AI and HPC

With the world still reeling from COVID-19, NVIDIA will be sharing at SupercomputingAsia (SCA) 2021 how high performance computing (HPC) and artificial intelligence (AI) are playing integral parts in the battle against the pandemic.

At the virtual conference from March 2 to 4, 2021, Rommie Amaro (top), Professor and Endowed Chair of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California at San Diego, will speak on Simulating the SARS-CoV-2 Virus with AI and HPC. She will discuss her laboratory’s efforts, together with collaborators, in using HPC and AI at unprecedented scales to understand the SARS-CoV-2 virus in atomic detail.

Tom Gibbs, Manager of Developer Relations at NVIDIA will talk about Solving The Grand Challenge Science Problem of Our Time: How the Convergence of HPC*AI is Being Used to Address the COVID-19 Pandemic. He will touch on the critical Grand Challenges of Science that require the convergence of conventional HPC and AI methods to model and solve.

Gil Bloch, Principal Architect of Networking Software and System at NVIDIA will talk about Revolutionising Supercomputing on March 3 from 5.00 to 5.20pm.

NVIDIA will also have speakers at the APAC HPC-AI Competition Award Ceremony on March 2, as well as a virtual booth for people to learn more about NVIDIA technologies and chat with the team.

“In a world that is greatly disrupted by the pandemic, it is heartening to see how NVIDIA technologies are making a major difference by empowering scientists in their research to come up with vaccines that will save lives and livelihoods,” said Raymond Teh, Vice President of Worldwide Field Operations (Asia Pacific) at NVIDIA.