RIS provides a variety of events and workshops to Washington University’s research community. Join us for an upcoming workshop, or watch recordings of previous events.

RIS April Compute Seminars

NVIDIA GPU Technical Conference
04/12/2021 – 04/16/2021

NVIDIA has its GTC technical conference April 12-16. It is free to attend and all online so no travel. Making you aware of this opportunity to hear from a global community of developers, researchers, engineers, and innovators who are delivering over 1000 sessions, interactive panels, demos, and research posters. Registration is now open and the session catalog is published. Register HERE


You will want to attend NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang’s keynote.  Traditionally NVIDIA uses Jensen’s keynote to make important announcements.

  • Keynote: April 12, 11:30am-12:30pm Eastern Time


Sessions ranging from very technical developer and researcher-focused talks, to business and implementation-focused topics from leaders in their field. Below are a few examples of the sessions available at GTC 2021. (abstracts and details in the Session Catalog)

Accelerating Ray Tracing for the IceCube Neutrino Observatory with CUDA

Benedikt Reidel, Computing Manager, University of Wisconsin-Madison and IceCube Particle Astrophysics Center

Using Molecular Simulations to Help Drive Pharmaceutical Drug Discovery

David Mobley, Professor University of California, Irvine

Convergence of AI and HPC to Solve Grand Challenge Science Problems

Rommie Amaro, Professor University of California, Irvine

Toward a One-Hour Genomic Workup

Tychele Turner, Assistant Professor Washington University in St Louis

GPU-Accelerated Quantum Chemistry and Molecular Dynamics

NVIDIA Engineers

Previous Workshop Recordings and Resources

Recordings of the RIS Virtual Workshops on Scientific Compute can be found in WUSTL Box:


These seminars and workshops  provided an opportunity for Researchers, their Staff, and Student Researchers to become familiar with the RIS group, services such as storage, compute, applications and consulting resources through workshops in high-performance GPU parallel processing development and use.   It is intended that researchers can pick and choose the topics according to their interest and relative experience. 

The end goal was to provide the relevant skills to introduce researchers into using NVIDIA GPUs using python with an introduction to Data Science and Genomics.

Schedule – April 13, 2020 through April 22, 2020

Technical trainers from Research Infrastructure Services and NVIDIA

Some were hands-on using the WashU high-performance compute and storage environment.