Peter Messmer from Tech-X Corporation gave a presentation about GPUlib at VISualize 2009 last week. Peter and I also stayed around after the IDL presentations to do hands on training for GPULib. The training was well attended; it was good to see the interest in GPU computing with IDL. Most people did not bring a laptop, making it less “hands on” than we had originally intended, but it was good to be able to answer individual questions.
I’m wondering what the interest in an actual training class for high-performance computing in IDL would be? It could cover standard IDL techniques as well as GPU and cluster computing (MPI and task farming).
Full disclosure: I work for Tech-X Corporation and worked on the IDL bindings and examples for GPULib.