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GPUs have evolved from a fixed pipeline graphics processing hardware into powerful programmable co-processing units capable of performing general purpose computing (sometimes referred to as GPGPU or General Purpose Computing on GPUs). In comparison with traditional CPU systems a GPU is capable of far higher (theoretical) peak performance within a smaller power window and as such many of the Top 500 supercomputers are looking at using GPU architectures.

GPUComputing @ Sheffield

The GPUComputing @ Sheffield groups aims to facilitate the use of GPU computing within University of Sheffield research by providing resources for training and purchasing of equipment as well as providing a network of GPU users and research projects within the University.

NVIDIA CUDA Research Centre

The University of Sheffield has been officially affiliated with NVIDIA since 2011 as an NVIDIA CUDA Research Centre (PIs Paul Richmond and Mike Griffiths). As such NVIDIA offer us some benefits as a research institution including discounts on hardware, technical liaisons, online training and priority seed hardware for new GPU architectures. Access to these facilities are detailed within this website. For first access to hardware, training and details of upcoming events, discussions and help please join the GPUComputing google group.

Recent Announcements

  • Two Day Deep Learning with GPUs training at Sheffield A two day a deep learning for GPUs training course will be taking place at Sheffield on the 26th/27th July. Places will be extremely limited. Signup on the GPUComputing ...
    Posted Jun 7, 2016, 2:26 AM by Paul Richmond
  • Lecture: Performance Optimisation for GPU computing in CUDA On Monday the 25th April (next Monday) I will be giving a two hour lecture on Performance Optimisation for GPU computing in CUDA. The lecture is part of my 4th ...
    Posted Apr 20, 2016, 6:40 AM by Paul Richmond
  • Parallel Computing with GPUs Course A 4th year and Masters module on Parallel Computing with GPUs will be starting in Spring 2016 Semester. ...
    Posted Nov 26, 2015, 2:06 AM by Paul Richmond
  • July 15th : Condor High Throughput Computing Seminar You are warmly invited to attend a talk by Ian Cottam of the University of Manchester on the HPC Condor High Throughput computing system on July 15th at 3pm.HTC ...
    Posted Jul 9, 2015, 2:32 AM by Paul Richmond
  • GPU Computing Seminar 22nd July - Performance Portability by Dr Alan Gray (EPCC) As part of GPUComputing@Sheffield we will be hosting a seminar series for sharing practical issues relating to GPU computing and HPC. The first of these will take place on ...
    Posted Jun 16, 2015, 7:47 AM by Paul Richmond
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