Nvidia intros GPU computing social n/w group

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BANGALORE, INDIA: Nvidia today announced the launch of 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 & GPU computing, said a press release.


The group, hosted on — 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.

The group, supported by Nvidia, 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, the release added.


Vishal Dhupar, managing director, South Asia, Nvidia , said, “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.”

He added that 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.

HPC and GPU computing has come into sharp 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.

Jaya Panvalkar, Sr. director and site Leader, Pune Design Center, Head — Academic Relationships in NVIDIA India, “With NVIDIA’s drive to build stronger ecosystem in academia in India by collaborating with educational and research institutes across the country we are reinforcing NVIDIA’s commitment to developing and building a strong ecosystem of GPU computing in India. NVIDIA’s initiatives with academic and research institutes in the country enables the growth of software developers, scientists and researchers in various engineering and scientific streams.”

He added that they see this special interest online platform as furthering this growth and bringing in a higher level of excellence in the professional and scientific fields.