NVIDIA today announced that registration is now open for its third GPU Technology Conference (GTC) in the U.S., one of the world's fastest-growing events focused on computational science and visualization. GTC 2012 - to be held in San Jose, Calif., from May 14-17 - is the flagship in NVIDIA's global series of events focused on how the GPU is transforming science. It is expected to draw the greatest minds in the scientific, engineering, research and developer communities from more than 40 nations. For more information or to register, visit the GTC website. "In just a few short years, GTC has become the single most important event for scientists and researchers who use GPUs to advance their work," said Steve Scott, CTO for Tesla at NVIDIA. "The leading figures in astronomy, bioinformatics, cloud computing and neuroscience, among many other fields, will be sharing their latest computing techniques, technologies and real-world experiences." GTC 2012 will include keynotes, presentations, research posters, tutorials, and hundreds of instructional sessions from top experts. It will again feature the Emerging Companies Summit, where some of the world's most innovative startups showcase new technologies. It will also include networking events throughout the week, enabling experts to share information. A partial list of those scheduled to present at GTC 2012 are experts from: - Supercomputing and research centers: Barcelona Supercomputing Center, CERN, National Institute of Natural Sciences/Institute for Molecular Science (Japan), Irish Centre for High-End Computing, Chinese Academy of Sciences/Institute of Process Engineering, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Naval Research Laboratory, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory - Corporations: Citrix Systems, Cray, GE Intelligent Platforms, HP, ING Bank, LEGO, Microsoft, Siemens Corporate Research, Synopsys, Tata Motors Limited, Technicolor VMware - Universities: Johns Hopkins University, Nanyang Technological University, National Tsing Hua University, Stanford University, Texas A&M University, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tsinghua University, University of Bonn, University of Calgary/Department of Chemical & Petroleum Engineering, University of California at Berkeley, University of Hamburg/Institute of Applied Physics and Microstructure Research Center, University of Hong Kong, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Michigan, University of Pennsylvania In addition, NVIDIA and Los Alamos National Laboratory, a leading U.S. national security research institution, will co-host at GTC 2012 the Accelerated High Performance Computing Symposium, bringing together leaders in supercomputing to share knowledge to help solve the most crucial supercomputing technology challenges. Also co-located at GTC 2012 will be the new InPar 2012 academic conference, which provides a first-tier venue for peer-reviewed publications in the field of innovative parallel computing. The GTC website will provide GTC 2012 attendees and the GPU computing community with the latest news and information from the event. The site serves a year-round resource, featuring details of keynotes, technical sessions and events from regional GTC events, as well as conference scheduling tools, social media resources, and much more. Sponsors for GTC 2012 include: HP, Microsoft, Supermicro, PNY, Adobe, Dell, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Lenovo, CAPS, Bull, Synnex, Cooley, TSMC, Amazon Web Services, Next IO, GE Intelligent Platforms, Appro, Fusion IO, and SGI.