by Devang Sachdev

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.