Monday, May 9, 2011

Acceleware and Microsoft Announce Spring CUDA Training Schedule for GPU programmers

Four new course dates announced with CUDA 4.0 added to the curriculum
Calgary, Canada, April 12, 2011 – Acceleware® Corp. (TSX-V: AXE) a leading developer of high performance computing applications, today announced the spring 2011 schedule for advanced CUDA training, sponsored by Microsoft Corp. Course dates have been announced for the following locations:
  • Calgary, Canada
  • Mountain View, California
  • Houston, Texas
  • Boston, Massachusetts
Acceleware’s training classes presented in cooperation with Microsoft are designed to provide comprehensive learning opportunities for GPU programmers using NVIDIA’s CUDA language while adding detailed instruction on Microsoft’s Windows HPC Server 2008 and Visual Studio 2010. Attendees experience a combination of classroom lectures and hands-on assignments that focus on how to optimise their algorithms to achieve the maximum performance potential from the unique capabilities of the GPU. The courses are held in Microsoft training facilities with a dedicated CUDA enabled laptop for each student to ensure a top quality training environment.
“We are pleased to continue our sponsorship of Acceleware’s advanced CUDA training for GPU developers,” said Stevan Vidich, Director Technical Computing Marketing, Microsoft Corp. “GPUs are being widely adopted for high performance computing needs and Acceleware is uniquely positioned to share their advanced knowledge and experience to satisfy this market growth”
“We have seen the demand from programmers for advanced CUDA training grow strongly as GPUs become more common in the HPC strategy for many organisations,” said Robert Miller, VP of Marketing and Product Management for Acceleware. “Microsoft’s continued sponsorship of this program to deliver industry leading techniques provides a real benefit to programmers who need to acquire these skills.”
The training classes will take place at the following locations:
May 2-5 in Calgary, Canada – www.acceleware.com/calgary-may2
May 10-13 in Mountain View, California – www.acceleware.com/mountainview-may10
May 24-27 in Houston, Texas – www.acceleware.com/houston-may24
June 20-23 in Boston, Massachusetts – www.acceleware.com/boston-jun20
For more information on Acceleware’s CUDA/OpenCL training classes including pricing and customized options, please visit: www.acceleware.com/cudaopencl-training
About Acceleware
Acceleware develops and markets solutions that enable software vendors to leverage heterogeneous, multi-core processing hardware without rewriting their applications for parallel computing. This acceleration middleware allows customers to speed-up simulation and data processing algorithms, benefiting from high performance computing technologies available in the market such as multiple-core CPUs, GPUs or other acceleration hardware.
Acceleware solutions are deployed by companies worldwide such as Philips, Boston Scientific, Samsung, Eli Lilly, General Mills, Nokia, LG, RIM, Medtronic, Hitachi, Fujifilm, FDA, Mitsubishi, Sony Ericsson, AGC, NTT DOCOMO, and Renault to speed up product design, analyze data and make better business decisions in areas such as electronic manufacturing, oil & gas, medical and security imaging, industrial and consumer products, financial, and academic research. For more information about Acceleware, please visit www.acceleware.com.
Acceleware is a public company on Canada’s TSX Venture Exchange under the trading symbol AXE.

These training sessions seem to be met with much anticipation and most if not all classes seem to be fully subscribed. The training sessions contribute a significant cash flow to Acceleware and could conceivably grow to a more robust offering of courses in the future. This added to some of the work they are performing, in such sectors as the oil and gas sector and the pharmaceutical or healthcare sectors just to name a few, could potentially become very growth oriented looking forward.

For disclosure purposes I have not received any compensation of any kind for this post. I own shares in AXE and may buy more in the future.

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