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.

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  • kshithija

    KB-Vis Technologies Pty.
    9/32 Keymer Street
    WA 6104, Australia

    KB-Vis Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
    23 Balakrishna Road, Valmiki Nagar
    Chennai-41, India



    Since 2003, KB-Vis Technologies has been providing 3D Visualization solutions based on NVIDIA GPUs, specifically in the area of 3D Medical Visualization, and also Scientific and Mining Visualization. Of recent focus is our use of CUDA for GPU-based acceleration of Volume Visualization algorithms.

  • Darren Croton

    Swinburne University of Technology
    Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing
    CUDA Research Center

    1 Alfred StreetHawthornVictoria 3122

    gSTAR – The GPU Supercomputer for Theoretical Astrophysics Research: cosmology, galaxy formation, black holes, extrasolar planets, pulsars and neutron stars, microlensing, visualisation.

  • Anonymous

    Thanks Darren. We will have you on the map soon.

  • Anonymous

    This is great Kshitija. We will have you the map soon too!

  • gilles civario

    Irish Centre for High-End Computing (ICHEC)
    2 addresses and 2 GPU computing facilities:

    DUBLIN: 7th Floor, Tower Building, Trinity Technology & Enterprise Campus

    Grand Canal Quay, Dublin 2, Ireland

    GALWAY: IT302, IT Building, NUI Galway

    Galway City, Ireland

    See for exact locations

    Main activities: GPU code and algorithm porting for molecular dynamic, weather forecasting, climatology, astrophysics, CFD, finance, etc.
    We also run many consultancy and technology transfer projects in relation with GPU computing.


  • Tánczos Ladislav

    Széchenyi István University,Hungary,Győr 9026,Egyetem tér 1.
    Research: Simulation and optimization, the Plexi supercomputer have Tesla cards

  • Filippo Spiga

    Name: Department of Informatics, Systems and Communication (DISCo)
    Address: Viale Sarca, 336, 20125 Milano, Italy
    Facility: 1 workstation equipper with 3 TESLA C1060, used mainly for small code development and teaching CUDA to undergrad and PhD students.

  • Manuel Chakravarty

    University of New South Wales,
    Computer Science and Engineering,
    Engineering Road,
    Randwick NSW 2052,

    Research: GPU code generation from purely functional array codes

    Project page:

  • Pablo Odorico

    In my research group we’ve been working with GPUs for real-time video processing since 2008.

    We are at Bahía Blanca, Argentina.Best regards.

  • Adrian Boeing

    Edith Cowan University
    2 Bradford StMt Lawley WA 6050

    Research: pathfinding, cryptography, computer vision, SLAM

  • Anonymous

    Thanks Tanczos. Good to see another addition to the Hungarian representation.

  • Anonymous

    Grazie Filippo. We will place you on the map as well.

  • Anonymous

    Thanks for posting Manuel. Happy to see several new additions from Australia.

  • Anonymous

    Thanks Pablo! We will update the map with your marker soon.

  • Anonymous

    Thanks Adrian. Lots of GPU computing being done in Australia.

  • Anonymous

    Thanks Gilles. Would be great to put the first Irish markers.

  • Anonymous

    Folks who have posted a comment before 11.00 AM PST 11/22/2011, we have you on the map now.

  • AccelerEyes

    75 5th St NW
    Atlanta, GA 30308

    Research:  GPU Programming Models

  • Paul McIntosh

    Multi-modal Australian ScienceS Imaging and Visualisation Environment (MASSIVE).
    770 Blackburn Rd, Clayton VIC 3168, Australia

    Research: GPU HPC for Imaging and Visualisation


  • Nigel Greenwood

    Neuromathix (NeuroTech Research Pty Ltd)
    PO Box 1004, Indooroopilly
    Brisbane Q4068

    Using GPUs for nonlinear identification and adaptive nonlinear control of complex systems in the field of medicine; machine intelligence (autonomous machine decision-making) for the artificial pancreas project.

    (This is a for-profit company, but I’m also affiliated with the University of Queensland as honorary senior fellow in the School of Mathematics and Physics.)

  • Anonymous

    Thanks Accelereyes.

  • Anonymous

    Thanks Paul. We will have you up on the map within a day.

  • Anonymous

    Thanks Nigel. We will post you up on the map too.

  • Maicon Faria

    Unicamp Campinas/SP Brazil
    Microwaves and Optics Departament,
    Av. Albert Einstein – 400, Cidade Universitária Zeferino Vaz

    Develpment of electromagnetic simulation on gpus.
    There is also a lot of others departments in the same university that conduct research and development in GPUs. There are periodical under-graduation and graduation courses on GPUs 

  • Anonymous

    Thanks Maicon, good to see another Brazilian Institution on the map!

  • Brendan Babb

    Department of Mathematical Sciences
    University of Alaska, Anchorage
    3211 Providence Drive
    Anchorage, Alaska 99508

    2 C1060 Tesla cards in a server.

    Brendan Babb:

    Research: Using Genetic Algorithms (GA) to evolve Wavelet transforms to improve image compression for the Mars Rover images. Porting code to the GPU for speed up on long GA runs.
    Exploring use in Evolutionary Computation, Compressed Sensing and Image processing.

  • Anonymous

    Thanks Brendan. We will get the the first pin in Great State of Alaska up on the map soon.

  • Sven Warris

    Institute for Life Science & Technology
    Hanze University of Applied Sciences
    Zernikeplein 11
    9747 AS Groningen
    The Netherlands

    30 GPUs (geforce 310, gtx285, gtx295, gtx460, gtx560, C1060) in a 250+ node computer grid. Used in bioinformatics research for sequence alignments, NGS data analysis, read mapping and genome assembly.
    GPUs are used in education for our bioinformatics students for the specialization High Throughput / High Performance Biocomputing. It is the largest computer grid in The Netherlands that we know of that is available to students 24/7 to do research, learn and play.

  • Chen Sagiv

    SagivTech Ltd.
    Bet Komotayim
    Kibbuz Ramat Hakovesh

    Main activities: Computer vision, image and signal processing on GPUs. Courses, consultacny and projects as well as NVIDIA based decoding application for control rooms.

  • Luis M. de la Cruz Salas

    GMMC (Math & Comp Modeling Group)
    Institute of Geophysics,
    Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM)
    Ciudad Universitaria, Coyoacan,
    Mexico D.F., Mexico

    Multi-phase flow in porous media with applications in oil recovery and subsurface ground water. Also, we work on CFD applications in general (natural convection, turbulence, viscous flow, etc). We use FDM, FEM and FVM numerical methods. We work on domain decomposition methods and algorithms for solving algebraic linear systems in parallel. We have a server with a TESLA C1060 (2GB RAM, 240 CUDA cores), and two TESLA M2050 (3GB, 448 CUDA cores each one) installed in a node of a high-performance cluster. Recently we start to do some simulations on molecular dynamics.

  • Roberto Bonvallet

    Hi Devang, here we go:

    Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María.Av. España 1680.
    2390123 Valparaíso, Chile.

    Our research in GPU so far includes Fluid Dynamics (vortex methods), Astronomical simulations (n-body) and Signal Processing (correlation of astronomical signals), but we are opening to other areas of research, including Computational Finances and Image Processing.

  • Anonymous

    Thanks Roberto. We will have you up on the map on Monday.

  • Anonymous

    Thanks Luis.

  • Anonymous

    Thanks Chen.

  • Anonymous

    Thanks for the comment Sven. We will have you up on the map on Monday.

  • Salman Ul Haq

    TunaCode (Limited)

    CIE Building, Innovation Drive, Sector H-12, Islamabad 44000 Pakistan

    [email removed]

    We offer CUVILib which is a GPU Accelerated Imaging & Vision library. We also offer GPU Accelerated Data Encryption solution. We also offer GPU consultancy services.

  • Filippo Spiga

    Thanks to you Devang!

  • Dominik Grewe

    School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh

    Informatics Forum
    10 Crichton Street
    EH8 9AB
    United Kingdom

    Research: Tuning and mapping parallel programs for GPU-based heterogeneous systems.

  • Panos

    LOFAR –  Epoch of Reionization key science project

    Kapteyn Astronomical Institute
    University of Groningen 
    Landleven 12
    9747 AD, Groningen
    The Netherlands

    Signal and image processing of the data generated by the Low frequency Array (LOFAR) radio telescope.

  • Anonymous

    Thanks Dominik, we will have you up on the map in the update next week.

  • Anonymous

    Thanks Panos, we will have you up on the map next week as well.

  • Anonymous

    Folks who have posted a comment before 11/29/2011, we have you on the map now.

  • Ricardo Medel

    There are two institutions marked in Uruguay (in the map) but located in Bulgaria (in the real world). I think that the error is because the street name of the Bulgarian institution is “Montevideo”, the same name than the capital city of Uruguay.

  • Riyadh Baghdadi

    INRIA Parkas research team,
    Ecole Normale Superieure,
    45 Rue d’ulm, 75005, Paris
    Automatic CUDA code generation starting from C language.

  • jrf

    GPUlab ( )
    Scientific Computing Section
    DTU Informatics, Technical University of Denmark
    Richard Petersens Plads, Building 321, 2800 Kongens Lyngby, Denmark

    Research: Desktop scientific computing, auto-tuning, wave simulation, HPC, visualization.

  • Anonymous

    Thanks for flag Ricardo. We will get it fixed in our next weeks update.

  • Anonymous

    Thanks Riyadh.

  • Anonymous

    Thanks JRF! We will have you up on the map next week.

  • Anonymous

    Islamabad, Pakistan.
    1) TunaCode ( A software company, makers of CUVI (
    2) RCMS, NUST ( having 32 node Tesla 1070 cluster with CUDA research and development wing.

  • Naveen Emmanuel

    2 CUDA GPU Facilites

    Govt. Model Engineering College

  • 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:

    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.