Welcome to IAP 2009 CUDA @ MIT / 6.963

Supercomputing on your desktop:

Programming the next generation of inexpensive massively parallel hardware using CUDA.

Can someone get a PhD in Computational Sciences in 2 years using cheap massively parallel graphics processors?
Students in this IAP will have the opportunity to find out.

This class will provide students with hands-on experience in parallel programming on modern commodity graphics hardware. The course will cover the parallel programming concepts (threading, communication, and memory) needed  to program massively parallel graphics processors using CUDA.

Students will gain hands-on experience designing and developing the final project of their choice on high-end graphics processor systems. The course will provide the students with up to 30 theoretical Teraflops and a MacBook Pro per project.

Sponsored by: NVIDIA, The Rowland Institute at Harvard, and MIT (OEIT, BCS, EECS)
  [ ~ $70,000]

Instructor: Nicolas Pinto (pinto@mit.edu)
Faculty: Prof. Steven G. Johnson
TAs: Nicolas Poilvert, Justin Riley

Job Offers

posted Jan 11, 2009, 7:17 PM by JKR   [ updated Jan 12, 2009, 12:09 PM by Nicolas Pinto ]

Starting this summer, why not make Your teraflops Your job ?

Kick-Off Session!

posted Jan 6, 2009, 10:27 PM by Nicolas Pinto   [ updated Jan 6, 2009, 10:35 PM ]

Today is the first session: CUDA@MIT "kick-off" starting at 10am in #32-155.

We'll briefly cover class logistics. David Luebke and Marc Adams from NVIDIA will give an overview of the technology while Hanspeter Pfister from Harvard will talk about High-Throughput Scientific Computing using CUDA. Be ready for the mind blowing live demos!

Lunch will be provided during the discussion session (12-2) and we'll then move on to the first HandsOn session in #32-141.

Join our Discussion Group!

posted Dec 21, 2008, 5:55 PM by Nicolas Pinto

If you are interested in the course and want to follow announcements, get solutions to the HandsOn problems, get access to the personal supercomputers, etc please send a request to pinto@mit.edu.

Two S1070's from Santa Claus !

posted Dec 14, 2008, 11:11 PM by Nicolas Pinto

David Luebke from NVIDIA (aka Santa Claus) just decided to send two S1070 1U units for our students and David Cox from the Rowland Institute at Havard accepted to build top-of-the-line rack-mounted nodes for them.

Don't miss the opportunity to run your code on these 4-teraflops beasts !

More guest speakers!

posted Dec 5, 2008, 6:19 PM by Nicolas Pinto   [ updated Dec 13, 2008, 7:26 AM by JKR ]

We have received confirmations from the following guest speakers:

John Roberts (MIT Alumni), Joe Stam and James Fung are also planning to come and talk about their Computer Vision efforts at NVIDIA.

Opening lecture by David Luebke from NVIDIA

posted Dec 5, 2008, 12:01 AM by Nicolas Pinto   [ updated Dec 5, 2008, 7:56 PM ]

David Luebke from NVIDIA Research just confirmed that he will present the CUDA Technology during the first day of class.

Personal Supercomputer Gifts!

posted Dec 3, 2008, 3:03 PM by Nicolas Pinto   [ updated Dec 5, 2008, 1:43 PM ]

We are happy to confirm that free Personal Supercomputer(s) with high-end NVIDIA GPUs (custom-built by us) will be offered to the team(s) with the most promising  project(s) at the end of the class.

Stay tuned !

IAP registration is now open!

posted Dec 2, 2008, 9:40 AM by Nicolas Pinto   [ updated Dec 5, 2008, 1:43 PM ]

Don't forget to secure your spot ;-)

The class is now listed: register soon!

posted Nov 17, 2008, 9:14 PM by Nicolas Pinto   [ updated Nov 17, 2008, 9:38 PM ]

6.963 has just been approved by the EECS Department. You will be able to register for the class in early December.

Don't miss the opportunity!

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