Being Responsible and Responsive in the Midst of the Covid-19 Crisis

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COVID-19 has changed the landscape across the world as our scientific, medical and technology communities unite in an effort to slow the spread and develop ways to combat the infection.

Our partner NVIDIA has already announced that they have converted their flagship GPU Technology Conference (GTC) into an online only event. They have incorporated new platforms to facilitate interaction and engagement among attendees with hundreds of the most talented, experienced scientists and researchers in the world--and they are bringing this content to the global community at no cost, apart from the instructor-led workshops and training sessions which require a nominal fee.

We too are committed to ensuring that our developer and research communities can still participate in our GPU Hackathons and Bootcamps--enabling them to develop the hands-on skills needed to leverage GPUs to accelerate their scientific codes. To that end, we are diligently investigating the best online tools available to bring our events into a virtual environment. Our first digital GPU Hackathon will be hosted by San Diego Supercomputer Center, and is scheduled for May 11-15, 2020.

We will continue to keep you updated on our progress, events, and any resources that you can utilize. In the interim, stay diligent and safe

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Izumi Barker
Izumi Barker

Izumi Barker is a program manager for GPU hackathons and bootcamps at NVIDIA and public relations director for OpenACC-Standard Organization, bringing more than twenty years of experience in communications, strategic marketing, and product management. Prior to her roles at NVIDIA and OpenACC Organization, Izumi held positions across multiple industries including University of Phoenix under Apollo Education Group, Cengage Learning, Bio-Rad Laboratories, Annual Reviews, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Ernst & Young, LLP, as well as several start-ups.