Sponsored by NVIDIA Corporation, USA
P. S. V. NATARAJ
IIT Bombay received the CUDA Center of Excellence (CCOE) Award from
NVIDIA Corporation, USA in Jan 2014.
It is the first and only CCOE in India.
Prof. P. S. V. Nataraj
Systems and Control Engineering Dept.
Global Optimization on GPUs
Embedded Control JTK1
Prof. Sachin Patkar
Electrical Engineering Dept.
Gate Level Logic Simulation Acceleration using GPUs.
Prof. Shiva Gopalakrishnan
Mechanical Engineering Dept.
Scalable higher order numerical methods
Application to tsunami modeling
Adaptive mesh refinement techniques.
Vision of CCOE is to provide
Infrastructure, in GPU computing across the country.
GCOE shall serve as a nodal point for all major GPU computing initiatives in the country.
India today is poised to become a superpower in computing,
thanks to National Supercomputing Mission (NSM), Govt of India in 2015, to the tune of Rs. 4500 crores.
In line with NSM, GCOE is on a mission.
Mission: Develop the GPU Computing Ecosystem in India.
The development of GPU ecosystem includes
Human Resource Development and training,
Infrastructure setting up and expansion,
Support for research projects in academia, and
Collaborations with other institutes.
Motivate and evangelize development of
GPU Labs and Clusters in other colleges/universities
Meetups and Workshops for promoting GPU
GCOE continues to organize meetups and workshops at several places in the country to encourage other colleges and universities to get into the area of
A goal of the GCOE is proliferating CUDA computing. For this, GCOE conducted National Level Workshops on GPU Programming and
Applications (GPA). GCOE has conducted many workshops in 2014 and
2015 across the country.
GCOE organized meetups at several places to encourage other colleges and universities to get into the area of GPU computing.
The activities undertaken by GCOE IITB in 2015 are given on following slides
In 2015, GCOE introduced, motivated, and trained a total of 1470 enthusiasts in GPU Computing.
13 workshops, meetups & conferences
- spanning 5 states of India, 11 Institutes, 9 cities
Human Resource Development and
MATLAB on GPUs,
Embedded Supercomputing on Jetson TK1,
Medical Imaging on GPUs, and
Global Optimization using GPUs.
Human Resource Development and
GCOE trained 300 women undergraduate engineering students and 75
GCOE prepared a video tutorial on Embedded Supercomputing and put on YouTube ( http://gcoe-iitb.in/videos )
This is beginning of a video series help GPU enthusiasts right from unboxing to setting up platform
GCOE HRD strategy: target all kind of users from beginner to expert.
Two mega GCOE conferences also targeted advanced users and professionals from medicine.
More support as 4 courses on GPU Computing at IIT Bombay and one course at VIT, Pune.
All courses are semester long.
Courses attracted 300 students.
6 dissertation projects in the area GPU computing.
8 Doctoral projects, 6 Graduate projects and 2 Undergraduate projects were initiated.
These projects are given infrastructure support by GCOE
free access to GPU cluster and Jetson TK1.
IIT Bombay’s Autonomous Vehicle Projects
powered by the Jetson TK1 replacing huge CPU+GPU unit are now
15 research papers on neural networks, satellite imaging, power grid analysis, computer networking, image processing, electrical circuit simulation, numerical analysis and text processing.
Above was supported by GCOE, IIT Bombay.
GCOE also provided travel grants to 4 Researchers from
Delhi to attend conferences and present GPU related research work
Infrastructure at GCOE is available to internal research community.
and external academic &
K40/K20 servers and other GPU workstations are also used for the National
CUDA Coding Competition.
To tackle the lack of proper GPU computing infrastructure throughout
India, GCOE has devised a two pronged approach:
Provide remote access to GPU Cluster and donating Jetson kits
150 GPU enthusiasts are using GCOE’s infrastructure in research.
About two-thirds of them are outside IITB,
good indication of the support and motivation offered by GCOE to the Indian
Setup of GPU Labs in different colleges
GCOE has also offered its services to help other colleges and universities in
India to set-up/expand their GPU infrastructure.
These colleges/universities include 2 from the state of Rajasthan (including
IIT Jodhpur) and 2 from Maharashtra.
Setup of an OpenPOWER Research Facility (ORF) with support of IBM,
NVIDIA, Mellanox, Tyan and other companies, has started
ORF will help more human resource development, training and research to
GPU enthusiasts across India.
Above activities significantly impacted GPU community in India: numbers, enhanced GPU computing awareness & programming skills, and increased GPU infrastructure.
Help align GPU computing activities with the National Supercomputing mission