GPAS, IIT Madras, June 2014


GPU Programming and Applications (GPA2-2014)


Workshop: GPU Programming and Applications (GPA2-2014)

Date of Workshop: 17th – 19th July 2014

Venue: IIT Madras

Participants: 45

Speakers: 3


A joint workshop conducted by IIT Madras, CCOE IIT Bombay, CDAC - Pune, and NVIDIA.

IIT Madras, CUDA Center of Excellence (CCOE) of IIT Bombay, CDAC - Pune, and NVIDIA Corporation, jointly conducted the Second National Level Workshop on GPU Programming and Applications (GPA2-2014) during 17th – 19th July 2014 at IIT Madras.

GPA2-2014 was a three day workshop on heterogeneous parallel computing. GPA2-2014 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.


Workshop Contents:-

  • 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


Target Audience:-

Students, Faculty and Researchers from Academic Institutes

Researchers from Govt. Research Organizations

Engineers/ Researchers from Industry


Workshop Directors:-

Prof. P. B. Sunil Kumar, IIT Madras

Prof. P.S.V. Nataraj, IIT Bombay

Prof. S. Senapati, IIT Madras

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


Workshop Speakers:-

Workshop speakers were distinguished faculty from IITs, experts from CDAC - Pune, NVIDIA Corporation, and MathWorks India.


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