AstroGPU 2007 - Workshop on General Purpose Computation on Graphics Processing Units in Astronomy and Astrophysics

Institute for Advanced Study
November 9, 2007

dispersion graphGraphics processing units (GPUs) are rapidly emerging as a powerful and cost-effective platform for high-performance parallel computing. The current generation of GPUs sports capabilities in TFLOP range, already an order of magnitude greater than most powerful x86 CPUs.

Space Tourist

Institute for Advanced Study Trustee
October 25, 2007

Charles Simonyi, Institute Trustee and President and CEO, Intentional Software Corporation. Space flight is still a very rare and exotic experience that has only recently been opened to "tourists," officially known as spaceflight participants. Dr. Simonyi was the fifth of these as the 450th person in space.