Hello CSC Members,
Want to win a new laptop or GPU?
The University of Waterloo Computer Science Club and AMD are running an OpenCL programming competition. If you're interested in writing massively parallel software on the OpenCL platform, come out and join us for our introductory code party! The introductory part is at 7:00 PM on February 16th, 2012, in MC's Comfy Lounge (MC 3001). We'll be presenting a tutorial on writing OpenCL and GPGPU applications. OpenCL reference books will be available at this tutorial, courtesy of AMD.
OpenCL is an open standard, and works as an extension of the C and C++ programming languages to allow programmers to control different types of processors at one time - multiple CPUs, GPUs, and Cell processors. OpenCL's parallel computing features make it very effective at simulating a variety of real-world systems as well as solving interesting computer science problems.
Contest registration begins after the introductory code party on the 16th. If you want to participate and possibly win prizes, you'll need to register here between the 16th and 24th of February. On March 2nd, we'll be holding a contest code party. All contestants are invited; the submissions deadline will be at 12:00 AM. At the conclusion of the party, there will be judging and prizes. Participants will have the chance to win one of two HP laptops or an AMD desktop GPU.
If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or drop by the Computer Science Club in MC 3036. We hope you'll join us!
Cheers, Marc Burns President, University of Waterloo Computer Science Club.