Publication date: 12-05-2015 14:29
The Multimedia Signal Processing Lab, from the Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the Faculty of Science and Technology of the University of Coimbra, has been named a GPU Research Center by NVIDIA, the world leader in visual computing.
GPU Research Centers are institutions that embrace and utilize GPU technologies across multiple research fields, and are at the forefront of some of the world’s most innovative scientific research. GPU computing leverages the parallel processing capabilities of GPU accelerators and enabling software to deliver dramatic increases in performance for scientific, analytics, engineering, consumer, and enterprise applications.
This UC Lab was recognized for the parallel computing research performed since 2007 at the Instituto de Telecomunicações and University of Coimbra research units, by Professors Gabriel Falcão and Vítor Silva.
The work that led to this award was published in some of the most competitive international conferences, journals and books in the areas of 1) medical imaging systems that allow medical practitioners to perform better diagnosis (e.g., ultrasound imaging systems and medical endoscopy); 2) error-correcting codes that enable more robust communication systems (used, for example, in mobile phones and Internet communications); 3) the study of electromagnetic behavior of new materials, such as graphene (e.g., electron wave propagation); or 4) stereo vision systems for real-time reconstruction of 3D scenarios (e.g., 3D urban scenarios, like Google street view).
As a GPU Research Center, Coimbra researchers will have early access to new NVIDIA GPU hardware, software, and training materials. This designation gives the University of Coimbra high visibility as an international leader in GPU-accelerated computing research, enabling it to compete against the best institutions worldwide.
Ten Universities around the world and two in Portugal (the University of Coimbra and IST) were selected to host a GPU Research Center.
The list of these centers is https://developer.nvidia.com/academia/centers?type=5033®ion=All&country=All
The link to the University of Coimbra GPU Research Center is https://developer.nvidia.com/academia/centers/university-coimbra