Two IITs Work with NVIDIA to Develop Top Talent in HPC Programming and Deep Learning

NVIDIA, the AI computing company, today announced a collaboration with IIT-Guwahati (IIT-G) and IIT-Roorkee (IIT-R) to develop skills in high-performance computing (HPC) programming and deep learning. With this collaboration, IIT-G and IIT-R aim to train over 250 students in the next year through workshops and sessions to develop skills in deep learning and CUDA, the parallel computing programming model.

nvidia-deep-learningMachine learning and deep learning have become today’s most transformative technologies, creating a significant impact in every industry. Under the Electronics & ICT Academy program, sponsored by the Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology, IIT-G and IIT-R plan to set up a training academy to develop skillsets in fundamental and advanced aspects of AI to bridge the gap between academia and industry. As a deep learning pioneer, NVIDIA is an ideal choice for the institutions to partner with this program.

“To stay ahead in this competitive environment, it is important for faculty and students to upgrade their skills and meet the needs of industry. We recently launched the Deep Learning Institute in India, training over 400 developers in the latest deep learning techniques. Our work with IIT-G and IIT-R is an effort to develop the nation’s skill requirements to meet the fast-moving needs of industry and research organizations. With this collaboration, we hope to advance the country’s research across a range of scientific and engineering fields,” said Vishal Dhupar, Managing Director, NVIDIA – South Asia.

Professor Gautam Biswas, Director of IIT Guwahati said, “The latest technology graphics processing unit (GPU) technology from NVIDIA and its ability to accelerate neural networks have created a new wave in the computing industry. Global markets including India are investing and engaging in vast development and research activities in HPC and deep learning. IIT-G E&ICT Academy, in partnership with NVIDIA, will develop skills in these areas to meet the demands of industry in the coming years.”

The Principal Investigator of the project, ‘E & ICT Academy, IIT Roorkee’, Dr. Sanjeev Manhas said, “With this program, the faculty and students will greatly benefit from exposure to cutting-edge technology and practices and be able to create the roadmap for future growth. We look forward to advancing knowledge as well as industry practice through this collaboration.”

Both institutes will also be setting up a deep learning training lab infrastructure to give participants hands-on training. The academy is also open for entrepreneurs and developer training needs.