CUDA Spotlight: Compute The Cure
Compute The Cure
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This week's Spotlight is on Dr. Wu-chun Feng, an associate professor at Virginia Tech and director of the Synergy Lab.
Virginia Tech has been named the inaugural research partner for the NVIDIA Foundation's Compute the Cure initiative. The goal of Compute the Cure is to target ways GPU computing can help find a cure for cancer.
NVIDIA: Wu, congrats on the Compute the Cure award. What will you and your team focus on?
NVIDIA: Tell us about the Synergy Lab at Virginia Tech.
To that end, I explore a breadth of activities that span multiple dimensions of high-performance computing -- from traditional supercomputers down to embedded systems along one dimension and from systems software up to tools and application software along another dimension -- in order to empower the cyber-scientists and cyber-engineers of tomorrow.
NVIDIA: How does GPU computing play a role in your work?
NVIDIA: What are the advantages of CUDA?
NVIDIA: In addition to Compute the Cure, what else are you excited about?
NVIDIA: As computing becomes faster, what will we be able to do in the future that we are not able to do today?
Bio for Wu-Chun Feng
Dr. Feng received a B.S. in Electrical & Computer Engineering and Music (Honors) and an M.S. in Computer Engineering from Penn State University in 1988 and 1990, respectively. He earned a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1996.
His previous professional stints include IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, NASA Ames Research Center, Vosaic, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Purdue University, The Ohio State University, Orion Multisystems, and Los Alamos National Laboratory.