Virginia Tech Researcher Leads Effort to Compute the Cure with GPUs

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The CUDA Spotlight this week is on Dr. Wu-chun Feng, an associate professor at Virginia Tech and director of the Synergy Lab. Virginia Tech has been named the inaugural research partner for the NVIDIA Foundation’s Compute the Cure initiative, which aims to develop methodologies for GPU computing to help find a cure for cancer.

We plan to use the philanthropic award from the NVIDIA Foundation to fundamentally change the way cancer biologists conduct their science. We will do this by delivering a framework and toolkit of personal desktop supercomputing solutions for the analysis of genomic changes in next-generation sequencing data, as a first step towards computing the cure for cancer.

A Tip of the Hat goes to you, Dr. Feng. Keep up the good fight!