Universities and Research Institutions Around the World Embrace Parallel Computing using GPUs
More than 400 Institutions Now Using CUDA to Address Challenges in Biology, Computer Science, Medicine, Meteorology, Pharmaceuticals, Physics
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SANTA CLARA, Calif. — May 11, 2011 — NVIDIA today announced the addition of 35 new CUDA Research Centers and CUDA Teaching Centers in 14 countries, further advancing the growth of parallel computing across the globe.
More than 400 universities are now teaching parallel programming using GPUs (graphics processing units) based on NVIDIA® CUDA® architecture, empowering the tens-of-thousands of students graduating each year with the knowledge and expertise to leverage the immense parallel processing power of GPUs. The 35 new centers supplement the wide number of institutions already using GPUs to address today’s most challenging computing issues, and drive the next wave of scientific discovery across multiple fields.
CUDA Research Centers are recognized institutions that embrace and utilize GPU computing across multiple research fields. They are at the forefront of some of the world’s most innovative and important scientific research. Examples of CUDA-related work taking place at the new centers include:
Other new CUDA Research Centers include:
CUDA Teaching Centers have integrated GPU computing techniques into their mainstream computer programming curriculum. New ones include:
The CUDA Research Center Program fosters collaboration at institutions that are expanding the frontier of parallel computing. Among the benefits are exclusive events with key researchers and academics, a designated NVIDIA technical liaison, and access to specialized online and in-person training sessions.
The CUDA Teaching Center Program is the first program of its kind to be developed and offered to universities and colleges by a hardware vendor. Among the program’s benefits is the donation of teaching kits, including textbooks, software licenses and NVIDIA CUDA architecture-enabled GPUs for teaching lab computers, as well as academic discounts for additional hardware, if required.
For more information on NVIDIA research activities and these programs, please visit the NVResearch site.
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