GPA3, IIT Guwahati, 12th – 14th September 2014

 

GPU Programming and Applications (GPA3-2014)

Workshop: GPU Programming and Applications (GPA-2014)

Date of Workshop: 12th – 14th September 2014

Venue: IIT Guwahati

Participants: 96

Speakers: 13

 

NVIDIA Corporation, USA designated IIT Guwahati as a CUDA Teaching Center (CTC). IIT Guwahati, GPU Center of Excellence (GCOE) of IIT Bombay, C-DAC, Pune and NVIDIA Corporation, jointly conducted the Third National Level Workshop on GPU Programming and Applications (GPA3-2014)during 12th – 14th September 2014 at IIT Guwahati.

 

About GPA3-2014

GPA3-2014 was a three day workshop on heterogeneous parallel computing. GPA3-2014 was aimed at enriching the skills of students, faculty and researchers with cutting-edge techniques and hands-on experience in developing applications for many-core processors, with massively parallel computing resources like GPU accelerators.

 

Objectives of the workshop:-

• Introduced techniques/ tools available based on NVIDIA's CUDA environment.

• Enabled participants to quickly get started with writing their own parallel codes on GPGPU.

• Provided hands-on experience in parallel programming.

• The special sessions provided the rich hands-on experience with various languages and tools covered in the lectures.

• They comprised a brief introduction to the programming assignments, followed by independent work periods.

• Helped with the assignments, teaching assistants will be available in person and via the web.

• Presented case studies from different application domains.

 

Keynote Speakers:-

  • Prof. Gautam Biswas  

           Director, IIT Guwahati

  • Dr. Mike Clark

           NVIDIA Corporation

 

Speakers

  • Prof. P.S.V. Nataraj

           GPU Center Of Excellence, IIT Bombay

  • Prof. S. Gopalakrishnan

           GPU Center Of Excellence, IIT Bombay

  • Mr. Ashok Chaudhary

           IIT Bombay

  • Dr. Pushan Majumdar

           IACS, Kolkata

  • Dr. Shubra Ghosh Dastidar

           Bose Institute, Kolkata

  • Prof. Jiten C. Kalita

           Professor, Department of Mathematics, IIT Guwahati

  • Dr. Vibin Ramakrishnan

           Assistant Professor, Department of Biotechnology, IIT Guwahati

  • Dr. Aryabartta Sahu 

           Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, IIT Guwahati

  • Dr. Deepak Sharma

           Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Guwahati

 

Program Contents:-

Workshop program was structured to give the participants exposure starting from fundamentals to applications:-

  • Why Supercomputing ?
  • Introduction to Parallel Computing
  • Introduction to GPU Computing
  • CUDA Architecture and Programming model
  • CUDA Best practices
  • CUDA Optimizations
  • CUDA Profiling and debugging tools
  • Case Studies from different Application Domains

 

Workshop Patron

Prof. Gautam Biswas
Director, IIT Guwahati

 

Workshop Directors

 

Prof. P.S.V. Nataraj
Professor, Systems and Control Engineering Group, IIT Bombay
PI, CUDA Center of Excellence (CCOE), IIT Bombay

Prof. Gopalakrishnan
Professor, Mechanical Engineering Department, IIT Bombay
Co-PI, CUDA Center of Excellence (CCOE), IIT Bombay

Dr. V.C.V. Rao
Deputy Director, CDAC Pune

Dr. Gaurav Trivedi
Assistant Professor, Department of EEE, IIT Guwahati

 

Workshop Advisors

 

Prof. Sukumar Nandi
Deputy Director, IIT Guwahati

Prof. Ratnajit Bhattacharjee
Head, Department of EEE, IIT Guwahati

Prof. Shivashankar B. Nair
Head, Department of Computer Science, IIT Guwahati

Prof. Bhaba Kumar Sarma
Head, Department of Mathematics, IIT Guwahati

Prof. Diganta Goswami
Head, Computer & Communication Centre, IIT Guwahati

 

Organizing Committee

 

Dr. Kalpesh Kapoor
Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics, IIT Guwahati

Dr. Rohit Sinha
Associate Professor, Department of EEE, IIT Guwahati

Dr. Aryabartta Sahu 
Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, IIT Guwahati

Dr. Praveen Kumar
Associate Professor, Department of EEE, IIT Guwahati

 

Head Volunteers

 

Mr. Satyabrata Dash, IIT Guwahati

Mr. Gaurav Kumar, IIT Guwahati

Mr. Sunil Dutt, IIT Guwahati

Mr. Deepak Joshi, IIT Guwahati

Mr. Dheeraj Sinha, IIT Guwahati

Mr. Prateek Sharma, IIT Guwahati

 

 

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