NVIDIA launches India’s first GPU Computing social networking group

by K C Krishnadas, TechOnline India - January 27, 2012

The informal special interest group will bring together GPU users from all fields and experience levels in India

NVIDIA has announced an online platform dedicated to GPU computing and High Performance Computing (HPC) users in India. The informal special interest group will bring together GPU users from all fields and experience levels in India, including academicians, researchers, scientists, device manufacturers, system integrators, service providers and all early adopters of HPC and GPU computing.

The group, hosted on Meetup.com – the world's largest network of local groups, will provide HPC and GPU computing enthusiasts in India a comprehensive platform to track industry trends and engage with each other, discussing the latest developments in the field. 

Supported by NVIDIA, the group will have a core group of key academicians to lead and moderate discussions. The site will feature a bank of research papers, case studies and posts on the latest technological developments not only at NVIDIA but also in the global industry. The platform will also encourage users to engage over group chats and web conferences to interact with each other. NVIDIA will periodically host live talks with industry experts to elucidate on pertinent industry updates.

“GPU computing is becoming increasingly relevant in our lives today. Everyone from gaming enthusiasts, to college students, working professionals to researchers and scientists can apply the GPU to enable better graphics and faster computing. NVIDIA will lead and facilitate the pioneering HPC and GPU Computing Group with an aim to establish a strong connect among GPU computing users and spread GPU computing awareness in India. We hope to make the GPU synonymous with computing and build a strong interconnected community of GPU users in India,” said Vishal Dhupar, Managing Director, South Asia, NVIDIA.

HPC and GPU computing has come into focus in India with the Indian Government’s focus on setting-up of Petaflop-class systems in the upcoming five-year plan. NVIDIA will facilitate the virtual informal special interest group as an extension of its University and Academic programs. NVIDIA in India has four different programs to engage with academia, through which 18 CUDA Teaching Centers, 1 CUDA Research Centre and 66 Academic partnership programs have been established in association with universities and professors.

The GPU Computing group can be accessed on the following link: http://www.meetup.com/HPC-and-GPU-Computing-Group-India/

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