CUDA: Week in Review
Friday, January 15, 2010, Issue #4 - Newsletter Home
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Tesla Bio Workbench for Biological Research
NVIDIA has launched the CUDA–based Tesla Bio Workbench, which enables scientists to turn a PC into a "computational laboratory" capable of running complex bioscience codes in fields such as drug discovery and DNA sequencing. Read more:
CUDA Power in Russia
The Applied Parallel Computing Research & Education Center in Russia now provides CUDA consulting, education, internships, and software development services. The Center is located in Dubna, an area known as the "Silicon Valley of Russia." Learn more:
Will Your Next Shampoo Be Developed Using GPUs?
Temple University researchers are helping Procter & Gamble design better models for cleaning products, including shampoo. The researchers are using GPU–accelerated HOOMD (Highly Optimized Object Oriented Molecular Dynamics) simulation software, written by researchers at the Department of Energy´s Ames Laboratory to leverage CUDA–based GPUs.
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Science Magazine Highlights Vision Model Research from MIT, Harvard
Researchers from MIT and Harvard have demonstrated a way to build better artificial visual systems using GPUs. "We made a powerful computing system that delivers over hundred fold speed–ups relative to conventional methods," said Nicolas Pinto, a PhD candidate at the McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT. Pinto has co–authored a study with David Cox of the Visual Neuroscience Group at the Rowland Institute at Harvard. The research was highlighted in the Editor´s Choice column in the January 1, 2010 issue of Science Magazine.
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CUDA Education
Graduate Fellowship Program
NVIDIA´s Graduate Fellowship Program provides funding to Ph.D. students researching topics that will lead to major advances in the graphics and high–performance computing industries by leveraging the power of the GPU. Applications due by 2/3/10. Learn more:
Call for Papers!
HotPar Workshop on Hot Topics in Parallelism. Papers due 1/24/10. Go to:
CUDA and GPU Computing Courses
Over 290 universities are teaching CUDA and GPU Computing courses. See the list:
New on CUDA Zone: Solving Quantum Chemistry Calculations with CUDA
PetaChem´s TeraChem is a new quantum chemistry software application designed to run on NVIDIA GPUs in a 64–bit Linux OS environment. Accepting beta testers now. Read about it:
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