TCB GPU Workshop in Champaign


Workshop on GPU Programming for Molecular Modeling

Tesla GPU Ion Placement
NCSA Accelerated Cluster, GPU-Accelerated Ion Placement

Note: Participants are encouraged to attend the multi-site "Proven Algorithmic Techniques for Many-core Processors" workshop the preceeding week (August 2-6) at the location of their choice.  Registration for this workshop is required for participants without equivalent GPU-programming training or experience.

The GPU Programming for Molecular Modeling workshop will extend GPU programming techniques to the field of molecular modeling, including subjects such as particle-grid algorithms (electrostatics and molecular orbitals), particle-particle algorithms with an emphasis on non-bonded force calculations, radial distribution functions in GPU histogramming, single-node multi-GPU algorithms, and GPU clusters. Specific examples utilizing the NAMD and VMD software programs will be introduced and discussed in detail. Participants are invited and encouraged to bring their own molecular modeling problems to the workshop, for group discussion of how to address those problems via accelerated GPU hardware. 

The workshop is designed for researchers in computational and/or biophysical fields who seek to extend their GPU programming skills to include molecular modeling. Advanced lecture sessions will be followed by extended discussion periods between lecturers and participants and laboratory time in which students will be able to work on their own molecular modeling GPU codes. Enrollment limited to 20 participants; selection and notification of participants is ongoing through July 29, 2010. The workshop will be held August 6-8, 2010. All participants are required to bring their own laptop, prepared for use in the Workshop training sessions.

Computational Biophysics Workshops

August 6-8, 2010

Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology
Theoretical and Computational Biophysics Group
405 N Mathews
Urbana, IL 61801



John Stone (UIUC)
Jim Phillips (UIUC)
David Hardy(UIUC)
Kirby Vandivort (UIUC)
Andrew Magis (UIUC)




General Questions:

Theoretical & Computational
Biophysics Group
University of Illinois
Beckman Institute
405 N Mathews Ave
Urbana, IL 61801


All course materials for the Workshop will be provided. Selection and notification of participants is on-going through July 29, 2010. Participants must arrange and pay for their own travel and accommodations. A block of rooms has been set aside at the Hampton Inn in Urbana; selected participants will need to contact the hotel to confirm a room.

The workshop is sponsored by:
National Institutes of Health National Center for Research Resources
NIH Resource for Macromolecular Modeling and Bioinformatics

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