IIIT-Delhi declared a CUDA Teaching Center by Nvidia

Friday, February 20, 2015

The CUDA Teaching Center Program is designed to support and encourage teaching establishments to include GPU Computing using CUDA C/C++ as part of their course offerings. To help facilitate this teaching effort, NVIDIA may grant equipment, funding and course material assistance. At IIITD, the CUDA Teaching Center program is tied with the “GPU Computing” (CSE5GPU) course offered during Winter 2015. This is an advanced elective course available to undergraduate as well as postgraduate students. This course exposes students to design and write high performance code on the GPU. A student who successfully completes this course will

  • understand concepts behind parallel computing,
  • understand parallel computing paradigms, GPU architecture and GPGPU development frame-works (CUDA, OpenCL, and GLSL),
  • be able to develop parallel solutions to computationally challenging problems,
  • be able to implement such solutions on GPU using CUDA, and
  • be able to analyze the effectiveness of the GPU based solutions using standard benchmarks and tools.

Ojaswa Sharma is the Principal Investigator and other associated faculty members are Apala Guha, Vinayak Naik, Arnab Bhattacherjee, and Chetan Arora. The CUDA Teaching Center award from NVIDIA consists of a donation of teaching material and GPU hardware. The award also includes discount for anyone at the institute to attend the GTC conference.