GPU Center of Excellence
Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU) was awarded an NVIDIA CUDA Center of Excellence (CCOE) in 2011 for being one of the first Russian universities to recognize the importance of emerging GPU technologies and first to embrace CUDA. MSU faculties integrate the CUDA programming model into their curriculum, MSU students eagerly adopt CUDA-capable parallel processing architectures in their Masters and PhD research and MSU scientists leverage the parallel architecture of the GPU to accelerate their research in a number of scientific domains. NVIDIA software engineers and MSU research groups actively collaborate on a number of projects.
About Moscow State University
Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU) is renowned as one of the leading computer science centers excelling in application of computational resources to address most vital scientific problems. MSU comprises two separate departments solely dedicated to computer related studies (Faculty of Computational Mathematics and Cybernetics of MSU, Research Computing Center of MSU), as well as a number of faculties in the area of natural sciences that have many research groups pursuing state-of-the-art scientific studies using high performance computing in specific areas. The following is a sample of the CUDA related projects using GPU Computing being developed at MSU:
Self-consistent field theory modeling of complex polymer systems (Prof. Alexei R. Khokhlov, Chair of Polymer and Crystal Physics, Faculty of Physics)
GPU-accelerated molecular dynamics simulations of complex biological systems (Prof. Konstantin V. Shaitan, Department of Bioengineering, Faculty of Biology)
FIDESYS package (Prof. Vladimir A. Levin, Faculty of Mechanics and Mathematics)
Extensible Programming for HPC Applications (Dr. Sci. Vladimir V. Voevodin, RCC MSU)
Hash Collision Search using GPU (Dr. Sci. Vladimir V. Voevodin, RCC MSU)
CUDA calculations of strongly correlated and disordered systems (Dr. Sci. Alexey N. Rubtsov, Chair of Quantum Electronics, Faculty of Physics)
Realistic rendering (Prof. Bayakovski, Media Lab, CMC MSU)
Fluid Simulation (Prof. Paskonov, Departement of Mathematical Physics)
About the Principal Investigators
Alexei R. Khokhlov, Vice-Rector, Head of Department for Innovations, Informatization and International Scientific Cooperation. Alexei R. Khokhlov is the head of a scientific school, the author of textbooks widely-known both in Russia and abroad. The range of his interests covers polymer science, statistical physics of macromolecules, physical chemistry of polyelectrolytes and ionomers, microphase separation in polymer systems, polymer liquid crystals, polyelectrolyte responsive gels, topological restrictions in polymer systems, dynamics of concentrated polymer solutions and melts, coil-globule transitions, associating polymers, computer simulation of polymer systems, biomimetic polymers, proton-conducting polymer membranes. His publications include works on both theoretical and experimental science, some of the former being classical in the field. Among others, he has proposed methods to synthesize “protein-like" copolymer sequences as well as macromolecules whose functional properties can be pre-set. The theoretical principles he developed have been successfully implemented in the field of oil extraction, in production of durable biocompatible polymers and new efficient catalysts to synthesize vitamins.
Now GCOE MSU stopped its activities because of the program close by NVIDIA.