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CUDA Week in Review Newsletter
Wed., July 3, 2013, Issue #96 Newsletter Home


A news summary for the worldwide CUDA, GPGPU and parallel programming community.
CUDA Pro Tip: Did you know you can view assembly code correlation in Nsight Visual Studio Edition? Check out the latest Parallel Forall post.


Dr. Yifeng Cui GPU-Accelerated Earthquake Simulations
This week’s Spotlight is on Dr. Yifeng Cui, director of the High Performance GeoComputing Laboratory at the San Diego Supercomputer Center. The Lab was recently named a winner of the HPC Innovation Excellence Award by IDC.

Read our interview with Yifeng Cui.


The Creative Side of CUDA
The Boston Cyberarts Gallery is featuring two works of art powered by CUDA. The displays are part of Collision19, a new media art show running until July 28.
  • Dial-A-Style: An Algorithmic Portrait Studio, by Robert Gonsalves, allows visitors to create real-time digital self-portraits in a variety of artistic styles, from Impressionism to Cubism to Anime.
  • Everything is Made of Atoms, by James Susinno and Mark Stock, constructs a dynamic real-time digital image of the viewer composed of thousands of falling and regenerating particles.
Dial Artwork

GTC 2014 Call for Submissions Now Open
Call for Submissions for NVIDIA’s 5th Annual GPU Technology Conference (March 24-27, 2014) is now open. If you’re doing innovative, ground-breaking work with GPUs in science, research, graphics, mobile, automotive, game development or cloud computing, please submit a proposal.

Introducing… CUDACasts
Check out CUDACasts, a brand new series of How To videos about CUDA and GPU Computing. Episode #1 covers Installing the CUDA Toolkit on Windows 7. Watch for future CUDACasts on the Parallel Forall blog.

CUDA 5.5 RC Survey
The CUDA team is seeking feedback on developers’ experiences with CUDA 5.5 RC (available now). Please take a few moments to fill out the survey and watch the CUDA 5.5 webinar replay.

The Best of GTC 2013, Online
GTC 2013 featured over 400 sessions on breakthroughs made with GPUs in science, technology, and industry. Experience it by visiting

New Biomolecular Simulation Appliance
MetroCubo, a new GPU-based appliance running Acellera’s ACEMD bio-molecular simulation software, is now available in the U.S. from Silicon Mechanics. MetroCubo comes preinstalled and tested with ACEMD.

Get Smarter This Summer!
Summer Schools:
July 3-5: HPC@LR Summer School (University of Montpellier 2): Montpellier, France
July 8-12: PUMPS Summer School (Barcelona Supercomputing Center; UPC): Barcelona, Spain
July 22-24: GPU Summer School (University of Alicante): Alicante, Spain
July 29-Aug. 2: VSCSE Summer School: Multiple locations, via videocon
July-August: Intro to Parallel Programming: Ongoing, self-paced

Summer Trainings:
July 8-9: CUDA Training by AccelerEyes: San Jose, Calif.
July 29-Aug. 1: CUDA Training by Acceleware: San Jose, Calif.

Summer Webinars:
July 10: Intro to the CUDA Toolkit as an Application Build Tool, A. DeConinck, NVIDIA
July 11: Uncovering the Elusive HIV Capsid with NAMD, VMD, J. Perilla, UIUC
July 25: ACEMD: High-throughput Molecular Dynamics, G. De Fabritiis, M. Harvey, Acellera
July 30: GPU-accelerated Computer Vision using OpenCV and CUDA, A. Baksheev, Itseez


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Congrats to Andrew Proctor, Wake Forest University, on his dissertation on the topic of GPU-Optimized Molecular Dynamics Simulations (Advisor: Dr. Samuel S. Cho).


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View Assembly Code Correlation in Nsight Visual Studio Edition, by Wolfgang Hoenig
CUDA for ARM Platforms is Now Available, by Mark Harris
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How CUDA Can Help You Go to Pieces…, by Brian Caulfield
5 Reasons to Choose NVIDIA GPUs for Adobe Creative Cloud, by Michael Steele


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Imperial College of London seeks talented post doc in area of computational fluid dynamics. Involves developing GPGPU-enabled compressible flow solver with Python and CUDA. Candidates should have (or expect to obtain) a PhD in a mathematical discipline. []


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Need a CUDA consultant? See list of worldwide CUDA trainers and consultants.
Want to improve your skills? Enroll in the open online course Intro to Parallel Programming.
Have CUDA questions? Check out NVIDIA DevTalk forums and Stack Overflow.
Require fast access to docs? Visit the CUDA doc library.


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HPC@LR Summer School (University of Montpellier 2)
  July 3-5, 2013, Montpellier, France

2-Day CUDA Training (AccelerEyes)
  July 8-9, 2013, San Jose, Calif.

PUMPS Summer School
  July 8-12, 2013, Barcelona, Spain
Co-Directors: Mateo Valero (BSC, UPC) and Wen-mei Hwu (University of Illinois)

Intro to the CUDA Toolkit as an Application Build Tool (Webinar)
  July 10, 2013, 10 am pacific
Presenter: Adam DeConinck, NVIDIA

Uncovering the Elusive HIV Capsid with NAMD, VMD (Webinar)
  July 11, 2013, 9 am pacific
Presenter: Juan Perilla, UIUC

GPU Summer School (University of Alicante)
  July 22-24, 2013 Alicante, Spain

ACEMD: High-throughput Molecular Dynamics with NVIDIA Kepler GPUs (Webinar)
  July 25, 2013, 9 am pacific
Presenters: Gianni De Fabritiis, Matt Harvey, Acellera

4-Day CUDA Training (Acceleware)
  July 29-August 1, 2013, San Jose, Calif
Instructor: Dr. Kelly Goss

VSCSE Summer School
  July 29-Aug. 2, 2013 (multiple locations via videoconference)
Instructors: Wen-mei Hwu, David Kirk, John Stratton

GPU Technology Conference Japan
  July 30, 2013, Tokyo, Japan

GPU-Accelerated Computer Vision Using OpenCV and CUDA (Webinar)
  July 30, 2013, 10 am pacific
Presenter: Anatoly Baksheev, Itseez


2-Day CUDA Training (AccelerEyes)
  Sept. 2-3, 2013, Boston, Mass.

2-Day CUDA Training (AccelerEyes)
  Sept. 23-24, 2013, Washington, D.C

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Featured Webinar Replay

Shape Searching on the GPU, by Paul Hawkins, OpenEye

GPU-Accelerated Apps

List of 200+ popular GPU-accelerated scientific and research applications (PDF 402KB).

GPU Test Drive

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CUDA Documentation

The new CUDA documentation site includes release notes, programming guides, manuals and code samples.

CUDA Online Courses

Udacity Course
Coursera Course

NVIDIA Developer Forums

Join us on the NVIDIA DevTalk forums to share your experience and learn from other developers. You can also ask questions on Stack Overflow, using the ‘cuda’ tag.

CUDA Consulting

Training, programming and project development services are available from CUDA consultants around the world. To be considered for inclusion on list, email:

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