About the GPU COE at Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB), was awarded an NVIDIA GPU Center of Excellence (GPU COE) in 2013. IITB hosts India’s first GPU COE that serves as a hub for all heterogeneous high performance computing activities in the country. IITB was earlier awarded several GPU Research Centers and a GPU Education Center that helped train many students and execute key projects in Heterogeneous computing.
The vision of the GPU COE at IITB is to provide infrastructure, knowledge, research, and education in heterogeneous computing to a wide scientific community in the country. Activities of the GPU COE include GPU based infrastructure expansion, support for student internships and research publications, organization of national GPU workshops and boot camps, and collaborations with industries and government organizations.
The GPU COE at IITB will utilize equipment and grant provided by NVIDIA to support a number of research projects in the areas of Atmosphere and Ocean modeling, Bioinformatics, Circuit Simulation, Computer/GPU architecture, Computer Graphics and Vision, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Global Optimization, Molecular Dynamics, and Reliable Computing.
About IIT Bombay
IITB was the second in the chain of Indian Institutes of Technologies, and was set up in 1958. Since then, IITB has grown from strength to strength to emerge as one of the top technological institutes in the world. It is reputed for the quality of its faculty and the outstanding caliber of students graduating from its undergraduate and postgraduate programs. Over the last fifty-five years, around 40,000 engineers and scientists have graduated from IITB.
About the PI
Paluri S. V. Nataraj has been on the faculty of IIT Bombay since 1988, where he is currently a full Professor in the Systems and Control Engineering Group. In 2009, he founded the CARIMO group at IIT Bombay that fosters close interactions between Indian Academia and Industry. His academic research spans Automation and Control, Global Optimization, Reliable Computing, and Supercomputing. He received the NASA/US Navy “Best Applied Research Paper” Award in 2003, and NVIDIA’s “Innovation with GPUs” Award in 2012. He is also the convener of the GPU Supercomputing Central Facility of IITB, and the Chairperson of the NVIDIA Academic Program Coordination Committee for India.