NVIDIA Names IIT Bombay India’s First CUDA Center of Excellence

Institution recognized for game-changing innovation and scientific discovery using GPU accelerators

December 20, 2013 11:56 IST | India Infoline News Service
NVIDIA announced that it has named the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay as the first CUDA Center of Excellence (CCOE) in the country.

The CCOE designation is the highest honor given to institutions for ground-breaking educational programs and research using NVIDIA GPU accelerators and the NVIDIA CUDA parallel programming environment.

Recognized around the world as a leader in engineering education and research, IIT Bombay joins 21 elite institutions worldwide that have demonstrated a vision for advancing the use of accelerated computing, which empowers academics, engineers and scientists to drive innovation and breakthrough scientific discovery.

As a CCOE, IIT Bombay will utilize equipment, grants and resources provided by NVIDIA to support research projects in a variety of fields, including climate and ocean modeling, bioinformatics, circuit simulation, computer/GPU architecture, computer graphics and vision, computational fluid dynamics and molecular fluid dynamics. Work in these areas spans several engineering and science departments at IIT Bombay, including, aerospace, bio-science, chemistry, chemical, climate studies, computer science, electrical, mathematics, mechanical engineering, physics, and systems and control.

IIT Bombay, a fountainhead of new ideas and innovations in technology and science in India, will leverage its CCOE status to advance the state of parallel computing education in India, and to prepare the next generation of researchers for the expanding world of accelerated computing.

“Being associated with the world’s foremost academic institutions bears testimony to IIT Bombay’s continuous efforts in championing new approaches to computing with India’s academic, scientific and engineering communities,” said Professor Dr. P. S. V. Nataraj, Systems and Control Engineering Group, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay. “As the world embraces GPU-accelerated computing, IIT Bombay with NVIDIA’s support will continue its efforts to proliferate the technology, keeping the country at the very leading edge of science.”

“GPU-accelerated computing has passed the tipping point to become mainstream technology driving innovation and discovery around the world in science, engineering and big data analytics,” said Vishal Dhupar, managing director of NVIDIA South Asia. “Our collaboration with IIT Bombay and over a dozen institutions across India reinforces NVIDIA’s commitment to establishing a strong ecosystem that will advance the country’s research across a range of scientific and engineering fields.”

The NVIDIA CCOE program recognizes, rewards and fosters collaboration with leading institutions at the forefront of parallel computing research. More information is available at the CCOE website.

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