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Nvidia keynote speakers on way to San Jose

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Nvidia has announced its line-up of speakers for the fourth annual GPU Technology Conference (GTC), which will be held at the McEnery Convention Centre in San Jose, California, from 18 to 21 March.

Nvidia CEO and co-founder Jen-Hsun Huang will discuss the growing impact of GPU technology in gaming, science, industry, media and entertainment, design and other fields in a keynote address on 19 March.

On Wednesday 20 March Erez Lieberman Aiden, a pioneering genomics researcher, will discuss his work sequencing the human genome in 3D, which allows scientists to gain deep insights into gene behaviour and fundamental biological processes of life.

Aiden will reveal how his team harnesses GPUs to accelerate the analysis of massive amounts of genomic information and simulate the physical process of genome folding, uncovering insights into gene expression that can now be used by thousands of researchers.

The keynote address on Thursday, March 21, will be by Ralph Gilles. Gilles is Chrysler Group's senior vice president of product design and the president and CEO of its street and racing technology brand including motorsports.

'GTC has become the single most important event for professionals who use GPUs to advance their work,' said Ujesh Desai, vice president of corporate marketing at Nvidia. 'Our vision for creating this show was to give experts a platform to share their research with their peers – and GTC 2013 promises to be the best ever.'