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PUCIT named an NVIDIA CUDA Teaching Center

PUCIT, University of the Punjab Named an NVIDIA CUDA Teaching Center

January 12, 2015, PUCIT, The University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan has been named a CUDA® Teaching Center by NVIDIA, the world leader in visual computing.
The CUDA parallel programming model is an important element of the NVIDIA accelerated computing platform, the leading platform for accelerating data analytics and scientific computing. CUDA enables programmers to achieve dramatic increases in computing performance by harnessing the power of NVIDIA® GPU accelerators.
CUDA Teaching Centers are recognized institutions that have integrated GPU-accelerated computing techniques into their mainstream computer programming curriculum, and University of the Punjab was recognized for its commitment to advancing the state of parallel programming education.
Punjab University College of Information Technology (PUCIT) plans to offer courses on programming high performance computing systems using the CUDA parallel programming model. This will greatly help student and faculty members working on hard scientific problems,byenabling them to utilize the powerful resources on NVIDIA GPU accelerators to improve their simulation and running time.
At PUCIT, researchers are already using NVIDIA GPU accelerators for computer vision and image processing applications, which has considerably improved the performance of these applications. In the future, the university is committed to use it in other fields like machine learning and scientific computing.
According to Mansoor Sarwar, the principal of the PUCIT, “It is an honor for PUCIT to be recognized as a CUDA TeachingCenter. Realizing the importance of high performance computing, we have chosen NVIDIA GPU accelerator technologiessince NVIDIA is the innovation leader in this area. PUCIT believes that this course will be a major footstep towards scientific computing. The resources obtained through this funding will not be restricted to this course; rather we will share them with other research labs, so that they can also benefit from them.”
As a CUDA Teaching Center, PUCIT will have access to NVIDIA GPU hardware and NVIDIA parallel programming experts and resources, including educational webinars, an array of teaching materials, and access to the NVIDIA CUDA Cloud Training Program.

About the University of the Punjab

Established in 1882 at Lahore, The University of the Punjab is the largest and the oldest seat of higher learning in Pakistan. It was first to be established in this area of the subcontinent and produced 3 Nobel laureates.

About the Punjab University College of Information Technology (PUCIT)

As a constituent college of the University of the Punjab, PUCIT is the largest institution of higher learning in the country producing top-quality graduates in computing and IT. It has one of the largest CS faculties belonging to a very diverse fields ranging from theoretical aspects to hardware solutions.

For further information, contact:

Zubair Nawaz
Assistant Professor
PUCIT, Allama Iqbal Campus, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan
Office: +92-42-111-923-923, EXT: 409
Email: znawaz@pucit.edu.pk
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