Fourth KAUST-NVIDIA Workshop on Accelerating Scientific Applications Using GPUs


Saber Feki, Workshop Chair   Bilel Hadri, Georgios Markomanolis (Hackathon Chair) and Samuel Kortas, Technical Committee


NVIDIA, a leader in accelerated computing, will be coming to our campus on February 5th, 2017 to kick-off the Fourth KAUST-NVIDIA workshop on “Accelerating Scientific Applications Using GPUs”. The KAUST Supercomputing Laboratory is co-organizing with NVIDIA, a leader in accelerated computing, a three-day workshop on accelerating scientific applications using GPUs on Sunday February 5th, 2017 in the lecture hall 2 room 2325 in building 9.

We are looking forward to seeing you there.

Saber Feki, Workshop Chair
Bilel Hadri, Georgios Markomanolis and Samuel Kortas, Technical Committee.



Keynotes speakers:

Timothy Lanfear manages the European solution architecture and engineering team in NVIDIA’s Professional Solutions Group. He has twenty years’ experience in HPC, starting as a computational scientist in British Aerospace’s corporate research centre, and then moving to technical pre-­‐sales roles with Hitachi, ClearSpeed, and most recently NVIDIA. He has a degree in Electrical Engineering and a PhD for research in the field of graph theory, both from Imperial College London. He is a Chartered Engineer and Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology.
Brent_Leback.png Brent Leback is the Service and Support Manager for PGI. He has worked in various positions over the last 31 years in HPC customer support, math library development, applications engineering and consulting at QTC, Axian, PGI, STMicroelectronics, and NVIDIA.
Rob_Farber.png Rob Farber is a recognized global technology leader (US, Europe, Middle East, Asia-Pacific) who is highly-rated, highly visible, and in-demand as a technology/scientific advisor, teacher, and collaborator. Proven individual who has demonstrated a strong creative ability while acting as an author, senior scientist, principal investigator, corporate leader, technical architect, and media consultant. He has contracts with fortune 100 companies (Intel, NVIDIA, AMD, and others), research organizations (DARPA, ONR, Cold Spring Harbor and others) plus numerous small companies.


Keynotes speakers:

The list of speakers and their bio can be downloaded here!


Detailed agenda of the event can be found here.


All lectures will take place in the Lecture hall 2 room 2325 in building 9 (black square).

The workshop location is a 10 min walk from the KAUST Inn (red square) and the campus diner (blue square) for the regular lunch is 5 min away from the workshop location.


To register to the event, please click here


The Workshop materials will be posted soon after the workshop.


Other Pictures of the event can be found here.


Thank you for attending our event. Please click here to fill up our survey on the workshop. It will only take 2 to 3 minutes. Your feedback will help us better organize future events. Thank you very much.


The event will be followed up by a two-days GPU hack-a-thon in which selected teams of developers will be guided by OpenACC and CUDA mentors from NVIDIA and KAUST to port and accelerate their domain science application to GPU accelerators.

Space will be limited to 4-5 teams. Please click here to submit your hack-a-thon proposal.

Hack-a-thon web page:


OpenACC OpenACC web page
OpenACC reference guide
OpenACC programming guide
CUDA Cuda with C/C++
Cuda with Fortran
GPU Libraries GPUs libraries
Other Matlab and GPU


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