Scientific Innovation

Nanoscale Molecular Dynamic Simulations - Simulating complex molecular systems is time consuming and requires large, sophisticated clusters of computers. University of Illinois Urbana Champaign researchers ported one of their simulation tools over to an NVIDIA GPU Computing solution and achieved speedups on ion simulations over 100 times that of an 18-CPU cluster. Learn more.
New Insights into the Functioning of The Human Eye - "The high performance of NVIDIA’s solutions means we’re able to create simulations which very accurately match the way retinal neurons behave. Not only has NVIDIA technology been instrumental in the development of this retinal model, its high performance allows us to mimic some of the complex processes involved in human sight. The results of these simulations are providing new insights into how we see." neuroscience researcher Dr. Hans van Hateren, University of Groningen, The Center for High Performance Computing and Visualization. Learn More.
Virtual Environments Tackle Depression and PTSD - By being immersed in a computer-generated version of a stressful situation, patients can learn about and overcome otherwise debilitating emotional responses such as the depression and flashbacks experienced by sufferers of post-traumatic stress syndrome (PTSD). “NVIDIA GPUs have made virtual environments for immersive therapy solutions a reality. We don’t need expensive platforms to access the high-level graphics required for mental health and rehabilitation applications. Before GPUs, these solutions were much too expensive for clinicians. Today, with a PC and NVIDIA, we’re revolutionizing clinical psychology.” Dr. Skip Rizzo, University of Southern California. Learn More.
Perfecting Drug Discovery - Researchers at Stony Brook University are refining the science of drug discovery. Using computational methods, Dr. Robert Rizzo’s team is working to identify small molecules that can be used as anti-cancer agents or as antiviral inhibitors for HIV, influenza, and SARS. Learn More.

Making “Beating Heart” Bypass Surgery Less Risky - When performing coronary bypass surgery, surgeons must position the heart and stabilize the coronary artery, which is traditionally done by stopping the heart and using a heart-lung bypass machine to keep the patient alive. This procedure is not only extremely invasive, it is high risk and involves taking the patient to near death. NVIDIA technology was used in the design of a powerful new option that reduced complications for patients and cut recovery time dramatically. Learn More.