GPU Day 2018 - The Future of Computing, Graphics and Data Analysis

Meeting room (Building 18)

Meeting room

Building 18

29-33, Konkoly-Thege Miklos u, 1121 - Budapest, Hungary


The 8th in the conference series organized by the Wigner Research Centre for Physics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences is dedicated to the field of many-core computing in scientific and industrial applications.

This years' event is sponsored by Lombiq Ltd. and EPAM Systems Ltd.

For the earlier events see: 20172016, 2015, 2014


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  • Current status and near-future of parallel and high performance hardware and software
  • Many-core computing in physics and other fields of science
  • Medical applications of parallel technologies
  • Graphics, rendering and image synthesis
  • Machine Learning, Neural Networks, feature recognition
  • Image processing, computer vision and reconstruction
  • Industrial applications
  • Quantum computing
  • Mobile and embedded computing
  • Emerging accelerator platforms
  • Development technologies (languages, compilers, tools)



  • Abstract submission: 29 April 2018
  • Decision on accepted presentations: 13 May 2018
  • Registration deadline: 10 June 2018

Please send your abstracts and questions to:

{berenyi} . {daniel} {at} {wigner} . {mta} . {hu}

Dániel BERÉNYI (Wigner RCP)
Máté Ferenc NAGY-EGRI (Wigner RCP)
Gábor Cseh (Wigner RCP)
Gergely Gábor BARNAFÖLDI (Wigner RCP)

    • 09:00 09:10
      Opening 10m
      Speaker: Lévai Péter (Wigner RCP)
    • 09:10 09:50
      High-level .NET Software Implementations of the Unum Type I and Posit Floating-Point Number Types with Simultaneous FPGA Implementation Using Hastlayer 40m
      Speakers: Zoltán Lehóczky (Lombiq Ltd.), Álmos Szabó (Lombiq Ltd.)
    • 09:50 10:20
      Quantum Computing: basic principles, present architectures, future possibilities 30m
      Speaker: Zoltán Zimborás (Wigner RCP)
    • 10:20 10:40
      Coffee Break 20m
    • 10:40 11:20
      Parallelising the Modern C++ Standard Library 40m
      Speaker: Christopher Di Bella (Codeplay Software Ltd.)
    • 11:20 11:40
      OP2-Clang: A source-to-source translator using Clang/LLVM LibTooling 20m
      Speaker: Gábor Dániel Balogh (Faculty of Information Technology and Bionics, Pázmány Péter Catholic University)
    • 11:40 12:00
      Improving Locality of Unstructured Mesh Algorithms on GPUs 20m
      Speaker: András Attila Sulyok (Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Information Technology and Bionics)
    • 12:00 12:20
      Optimizing Linear Algebraic Operations for Improved Data-Locality 20m
      Speaker: Daniel Berenyi (Wigner RCP)
    • 12:20 13:50
      Lunch Break 1h 30m
    • 13:50 14:20
      Modern applications of GPU assisted ray tracing 30m
      Speaker: Attila Barsi (Holografika Ltd.)
    • 14:20 14:35
      A functional photogrammetry library 15m
      Speaker: Attila Szabó (VRVis Research Center, Vienna)
    • 14:35 14:50
      Functional programming vs. Efficient Computer Graphics 15m
      Speakers: Georg Haaser (VRVis Research Center, Vienna), Harald Steinlechner (VRVis Research Center, Vienna)
    • 14:50 15:05
      A functional Shader library 15m
      Speaker: Georg Haaser (VRVis Research Center, Vienna)
    • 15:05 15:20
      Functional Programming in the Wild 15m
      Speaker: Harald Steinlechner (VRVis Research Center, Vienna)
    • 15:20 15:30
      Coffee Break 10m
    • 15:30 15:50
      Landscape Heatmap Simulation 20m
      Speaker: Gernot Ziegler (Geofront e.U.)
    • 15:50 16:10
      LambdaCube 3D - A purely functional API for GPU graphics 20m
      Speaker: Csaba Hruska (Freelancer)
    • 16:10 16:30
      I saw the future. It's Mixed Reality! 20m
      Speaker: Márk Szabó (Microsoft)
    • 16:30 18:00
      Long Coffee Break for Demo projects and Networking 1h 30m
    • 09:10 09:40
      Enhanced Sequence Modeling with Deep Learning 30m
      Speaker: Bálint Gyires-Tóth (Budapest University of Thechnology and Economics, Department of Telecommunications and Media Informatics)
    • 09:40 10:00
      ML/AI on Azure for students and organizations 20m
      Speaker: Vivien Rajz (EPAM Ltd.)
    • 10:00 10:20
      Parallel evaluation of neural game value networks 20m
      Speaker: István Borsos (Centre for Energy Research, Institute for Technical Physics and Materials Science)
    • 10:20 10:50
      Coffee Break 30m
    • 10:50 11:20
      Neural Network study on 2d scalar field theory 30m
      Speaker: Kai Zhou (Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies - Goethe-Universität)
    • 11:20 11:50
      Application of machine learning in gravitational waves survey 30m
      Speaker: Filip Morawski (Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center, Warsaw)
    • 11:50 12:10
      Characterizing the chloride translocation pathway in the CFTR channel 20m
      Speaker: Tamás Hegedűs (Molecular Biophysics Research Group, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary, Department of Biophysics and Radiation Biology, Semmelweis University, Hungary)
    • 12:10 12:40
      Quad-tree Generation with RNN for Efficient Graph Visualization 30m
      Speaker: Richárd Forster (CERN)
    • 12:40 14:10
      Lunch Break 1h 30m
    • 14:10 14:40
      Efficient Correlation-Free Many-States Lattice Monte Carlo on GPUs 30m
      Speaker: Jeffrey Kelling (Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, Department of Information Services and Computing, Dresden)
    • 14:40 15:00
      GPU accelerated solution of large number of independent ODE systems 20m
      Speaker: Ferenc Hegedűs (Department of Hydrodynamic Systems, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Budapest)
    • 15:00 15:20
      Accelerated Particle in Cell with Monte Carlo Collisions (PIC/MCC) simulation for gas discharge modeling in realistic geometries. 20m
      Speaker: Péter Hartmann (Wigner RCP.)
    • 15:20 15:40
      Calculation of dissipative phase space corrections 20m
      Speaker: Dénes Molnár (Purdue University, West Lafayette, USA)
    • 15:40 16:00
      High-Energy Jet Interaction Monte Carlo for the Future Generations: HIJING++ 20m
      Speaker: Gábor Bíró (Wigner RCP)
    • 16:00 16:20
      Coffee Break 20m
    • 16:20 16:40
      Multi-GPU Simulations of the Infinite Universe 20m
      Speaker: László Dobos (Eötvös University, Budapest)
    • 16:40 17:00
      Light curve modeling of eclipsing stellar systems 20m
      Speaker: Gábor Marschalkó (Szeged University, Baja Observatory)
    • 17:00 17:20
      Discretized models of radially pulsating stars 20m
      Speaker: Gábor Kovács (Eötvös University, Budapest)
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