GPU Education Center

NVidia is a leading Company for Visual Computing and Parallel Computing. All over world they have awarded 285 GPU Education Center, 30 GPU Center of Excellence and 90 GPU Research Centers so total 405 CUDA centers and count is increasing per year.

M.I.T.COE, Pune is selected as GPU Education Center (GEC) in March 2015. Principal Investigator is Prof. Sumitra Pundlik, Co-PI are Prof. Bharati Ainapure, Prof. R.K. Bedi Computer Engineering Department, MITCOE, Pune.

Refer hyperlink: https://developer.nvidia.com/academia/centers/mitcoe.

Nvidia donated us CUDA Teaching kit consisting of

  1. K40 {active} (2 Unit)
  2. GTX980 GPUs (2 Units)
  3. Jetson TK1 (2 Units )
  4. 3 Copies of the Programming Massively Parallel Processors book authored by David B. Kirk & Wen-meiHwu (second edition)

NVidia offered us on-line courses by using qwickLABS. List of Courses is as follows –

  • Developing GPU-accelerated applications with MATLAB
  • Getting more Parallelism out of Multiple GPUs
  • Introduction to Deep Learning
  • Introduction to Interactive Deep Learning GPU Training System
  • Accelerating Applications with CUDA Python
  • Accelerating Applications with GPU-Accelerated Libraries in Python
  • GPU Memory Optimizations (C/C++)
  • Accelerating Applications with CUDA C/C++
  • Accelerating Applications with GPU-Accelerated Libraries in C/C+

Department of Computer Engineering already have done setup of GPU enabled Lab in A.Y. 2014-15 with basic configuration of Nvidia GFORCE GTX 610.All machines are CUDA Enabled for conduction of programming assignments.

Activities Conducted A.Y. 2015-16

After getting approval of GPU Education Center we have done following activities

  1. Workshop on “Practical Aspects of CUDA Internals” 28th October 2015
    Under GPU Education Center Prof. Sumitra Pundlik and Prof. Bharati Ainapure conduced One day Workshop and hands-on session on CUDA Technology on 28th October 2015.Total 20 postgraduate Students from E&TC were participated in this workshop.
  2. CUDA sessions conducted as part of Third Year Computer Engineering course for PCDP and PL III lab sessions for 150 students. We also offered them online courses Mr. Rohan Koul Final Year Students is also conducted session on CUDA to share practical use of GPU.
  3. Prof. Sumitra Pundlik Principal Investigator GPU education center worked on GPU cluster setup and how to use Tesla K40 active server class GPU. Also Computer Engineering Final year students under guidance of Prof. Sumitra Pundlik worked on GForce GTX 980 setup configuration and identified research projects using GPU. Identified equipments are in process of purchase at CICS department. Proposal is attached separately.
Activities Conducted A.Y. 2016-17

Under GPU Education Center of M.I.T. College of Engineering, We have organized Expert Lecture on “GPU and Research Opportunities in GPU”. This lecture was organized for faculties and PG students. Invited expert for this lecture was Prof. P.S.Dhabe, Principal Investigator GPU Research Center, V.I.T.Pune, Ph.D. Scholar I.I.T Bombay.