Dr. Junjie Lai
Dr. Junjie Lai, currently works as the Senior Director of Engineering and Solutions at NVIDIA China. His main responsibility is to lead team to work closely with NVIDIA’s main customers in China, and to lead development and customization of industry solutions. Dr. Lai got his bachelor and master degrees from Tsinghua University, and finished his PhD study at INRIA, France. His PhD research topic mainly lies in architecture study and performance modeling of GPGPUs. Dr. Lai’s current focus includes on high performance computing, parallel computing, artificial intelligence, and their application in industries. He has strong experience in the field of performance modelling and performance analysis.
At the Intersection of HPC, AI and Computer Graphics
Over years’ of engineering efforts and customer engagement, NVIDIA has evolved the GPU into an accelerated computing platform at the exciting intersection of high performance computing, artificial intelligence and computer graphics.
Artificial Intelligence is reshaping world’s largest industries – healthcare, logistics, manufacturing, robotics, smart cities, retail, etc. With some recent breakthroughs in NLP, AI is even learning the code of human knowledge.
Computer graphics is all about simulations. We introduced a new rendering approach, called RTX, that fuses rasterization and programmable shading with hardware-accelerated ray tracing and Artificial Intelligence.
HPC and AI are also converging to extend the reach of science and accelerate the pace of scientific innovation. With AI, HPC is tackling previously unsolvable problems by modeling the world using experimental and simulation data.
In this talk, I will first give a glance of the platforms that we are creating to expand the reach of AI into industries and applications, including the chips that we are building. Then, I will focus on the technologies that we are using to improve Computer Graphics with AI, and how they are related to robotics, digital twins, and metaverse.
In 1999 sparked the growth of the PC gaming market, redefined modern computer graphics, and revolutionized parallel computing. More recently, GPU deep learning ignited modern AI the next era of computing with the GPU acting as the brain of computers, robots, and self-driving cars that can perceive and understand the world.