Presentation: "Accelerating the Web: How GPUs make browsers fast"

Time: Tuesday 10:50 - 11:50

Location: Robinson/Whitman

Modern browsers are prime examples of using GPUs to accelerate computationally intensive tasks. But how do they actually do it? This talk sheds some more light on browser interactions with the GPU and explain what happens behind the scenes, covering the topic of acceleration of primitive drawing, the use of tiled backing store, and composited layer

Jarred Nicholls, Lead Engineer, the Sencha WebKit team

 Jarred  Nicholls

Jarred Nicholls is lead engineer on the Sencha WebKit team. For the past decade, he has worked on large projects and products in a wide array of industries; everything from speech recognition and telephony, to HTML5 and Mobile [Web] development. Along the way he has contributed to large open source projects including but not limited to Ruby on Rails, Mono and WebKit.