Besides their original purpose as graphical processing units, GPUs are increasingly deployed in applications that require high computational performance. Moreover, in the context of high performance computing (HPC) one is observing the trend to deploy general purpose GPUs in order to enable the transit from petascale computing to exascale computing. Nonetheless, programming and constructing such architectures remains significant challenge and often a significant bottlenecks for many companies due to its highly specialized nature.
Gert Pauwels obtained his Master degree in Computer Science at the KU Leuven. He joined Intel in 1998 with an initial focus on computer telephony middleware and standards. Later taking on different technical marketing roles on server technologies.