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U of Maryland added as CUDA Center of Excellence

The latest university to join the list of 9 other CUDA Centers of Excellence is the University of Maryland.

nVidia logoThe CUDA Center of Excellence at University of Maryland will support several new projects that make extensive use of GPUs such as DNA sequencing. There has been a dramatic increase in the volume of sequence data that can be analyzed, thanks to GPUs, and sequence alignment programs such as MUMmer, a system developed by University of Maryland with the support of the National Institute of Health, have proven essential to this process. By structuring the required processing in parallel on a GPU, MUMmerGPU achieves more than a 10-fold speedup over a serial CPU version of the sequence alignment kernel. MUMmer GPU is available today through NVIDIA’s Tesla Bio Workbench initiative.

Other CCOEs include Cambridge University, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Harvard University, National Taiwan University, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tsinghua University, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Tennessee and University of Utah.

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