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Nvidia founder to deliver SC11 keynote

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Jen-Hsun Huang, Nvidia's co-founder, president and CEO, will deliver the SC11 keynote address at Seattle's Washington State Convention and Trade Center on Tuesday 15 November. He will discuss the scientific milestones and challenges facing supercomputing designers as they pursue the advanced computational needs of the future.

Under Huang’s leadership, Nvidia invented the graphics processing unit (GPU) in 1993, and has since developed high-performance GPU-based computing solutions for devices ranging from today’s advanced superphones and high-end gaming PCs, to enterprise workstations and supercomputers.

'Jen-Hsun Huang’s demonstrated leadership in parallel computing is well suited to the data-intensive thrust of the conference and the sustained performance focus of the Technical Program,' said Scott Lathrop, general chair of SC11 and director of outreach, and training for the National Science Foundation Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) project. 'As we look to a world of rapid collection and analysis of data with computational resources reaching exascale proportions, we value the opportunity to hear Huang's vision for how the community can address the huge demands for data-intensive computing and faster time-to-discovery.'