Today NVIDIA recognized the University of Utah as a CUDA Center of Excellence
Distinguished members of the University of Utah’s faculty and alumni have been behind a remarkable fraction of the graphics innovations made in the last 40 years, as well as pioneering companies such as Adobe, Evans & Sutherland, Pixar and Silicon Graphics. Together, NVIDIA and the University of Utah will continue this industry-changing work and deliver technologies that harness the processing power of the GPU (graphics processing units) and the award-winning CUDA programming environment.
The University will be using CUDA in three major areas: the Scientific Computing and Imaging (SCI) Institute, the School of Computing, and the Center for the Simulation of Accidental Fires and Explosions
The CUDA Center of Excellence at the University of Utah will be using GPU technology to make significant advances in a number of scientific applications, including seismic data processing and visualization, MRI and diffusion tensor image reconstruction, cardiac electrical wave propagation simulation, combustion and fluid dynamics simulation, and several projects in large-scale scientific visualization.