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Make Data Work
31 May–1 June 2016: Training
1 June–3 June 2016: Conference
London, UK

The rise of the GPU: GPUs will change how you look at big data

Todd Mostak (MapD)
16:35–17:15 Friday, 3/06/2016
Visualization & user experience
Location: Capital Suite 17 Level: Intermediate
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Prerequisite knowledge

Attendees should have a basic understanding of business intelligence and visualization.


GPU-based databases, visualization layers, and analytic platforms have an immense advantage over their CPU-bound counterparts. Todd Mostak explains how data scientists and analysts can execute and visualize SQL queries on billions of rows of data in milliseconds—up to 1,000x faster than legacy CPU systems—by leveraging the parallel processing power and memory bandwidth of GPUs. Understanding how GPUs operate in this environment will change the art of the possible.

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Todd Mostak


Todd Mostak is the founder of MapD. He is a graduate of Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.