A friend recently asked me how many universities I could name off the top of my head that carrying out research using GPUs.

To my surprise, I was able to name over 30. That’s not a bad start. But it’s  not even close to the total number of computing centers and researchers around the world using GPUs to accelerate science.

That got me thinking. Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a list of global GPU computing activity that the community could visualize on an interactive map?

Since one didn’t exist, I decided to kick-start this list myself.

The map below shows some of the GPU computing activity happening around the world today. I’ve seeded a few institutes that are carrying out research using GPU computing clusters. Zoom in and click on individual markers for information on the associated institute and their GPU research.

View GPU Computing Academic Partners in a full screen map

This project won’t fully succeed, though, without your help. If you have a GPU compute cluster, let us know what you’re using it for – astrophysics, biology, climate, fusion or any other kind of science.

Just place a pin on the map above to indicate the location of your GPU-based research, leave a comment below with the name and address of your institution (Format – address, city, state/province, zip/post code and country), your email address and  a short description about your field of research. This will help us inform the GPU computing community about how you and your institute are doing your part to change the computing landscape.

  • C Nugteren

    [PARsE] Parallel Architecture Research Eindhoven

    We are a research group at Eindhoven University of Technology, performing research in GPU architectures, compilers, programming models and applications. We recently installed a 16-GPU cluster machine. More details are found on the website: http://parse.ele.tue.nl/

    The address:

    Faculty of Electrical Engineering
    Eindhoven University of Technology
    Den Dolech 2
    5600 MB Eindhoven
    The Netherlands

    Thank you in advance,
    Cedric Nugteren

  • Stefano Charissis

    Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute
    Address:405 Liverpool Street, Darlinghurst 
    State: NSW 
    Post-Code: 2010
    City: Sydney
    Country: Australia

    We aim to develop insights into the leading cause of death in the developed world, heart disease, by means of creating a realistic and computationally efficient virtual cardiac model.

  • Pista Joska

    Res. Inst. for Technical Phys. and Materilas Science
    Konkoly Thege str 29/33

    Statistical Physics

  • Anonymous

    Wroclaw University of Technology
    Wybrzeze Wyspianskiego 27
    50-370 Wroclaw
    Computational Fluid Dynamics

  • Anonymous

    Thanks for submitting new entries in the last week. We will have them up on the map next week.

  • Hui Liu

    Name: Hui Liu
    Institution: University of Calgary
    Address: 2500 University Drive NW, Calgary, Canada
    Field: Spare iterative linear solvers, such as GMRES, PCG, BICGSTAB, Algebraic Multi-grid.