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NVIDIA Launches CUDA Coding Challenge to Find India’s Top Parallel Programming Students

NVIDIA is launching its inaugural CUDA® Coding Challenge, an India-wide contest to seek out the country’s most talented and innovative CUDA programmers.

CUDA is NVIDIA’s parallel computing platform and programming model that enables dramatic increases in computing performance by harnessing the power of the GPU.

By giving burgeoning programmers the opportunity to test and hone their CUDA programming skills, NVIDIA hopes to prepare scores of new developers to help tackle tomorrow’s most difficult computational challenges by harnessing the power of GPU-accelerated computing.

 

ENTER THE
CUDA® CODING CHALLENGE!

Registrations for interested students will begin immediately and will remain open till 31st August.

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Eligibility, Judging criteria and other details:

  • Registrations for interested students will begin immediately and will remain open till 31st August. The contest will commence from August 1, 2014.
  • The challenge is open to all students (18+) pursuing higher education in the fields of engineering and science in India.
  • The challenge requires students to work in pairs of twos to develop applications on CUDA-enabled GPUs.
  • NVIDIA will provide the preliminary algorithms, allowing students to implement and optimize the given algorithm on CUDA C/C++ to create better and innovative solutions for the algorithm.
  • The applications will be judged on basis of innovation, performance and quality by a team of experts.
  • Three winning teams will be announced at HiPC 2014. First prize winners will get INR 50,000, second team will be awarded INR 30,000 and the third team will get INR 20,000.
 

Terms and Conditions:

  • NVIDIA reserves the right to decide and announce the winners. Any decision taken by NVIDIA for selection of winners shall be final and binding and not subject to any dispute or challenge.
  • No purchase or payment of any kind is necessary to enter or win this contest. A purchase will not improve your chances of winning. This contest is void where prohibited by law.
  • You must be a legal resident of the INDIA and you must be eighteen (18) or older to be eligible to participate.
  • Each winner may be required to sign a declaration/affidavit and release prior to receiving the prize.
  • By entering this contest, you expressly consent to NVIDIA's collection, processing and use of your personal information that you provide in connection with this contest (including, but not limited to, disclosure of your name and state of residence on a winners list and making such list available to the public) and under the terms of NVIDIA’s privacy policy, which can be accessed at http://www.nvidia.in/object/privacy-policy-in.html.
  • The name(s) of the winning Participant(s) shall be declared through NVIDIA INDIA website as specified by the participant at the time of participation. However, there shall be no liability on NVIDIA in the event such alert does not reach such Participants on any account whatsoever.
  • NVIDIA reserves the right to terminate this contest if fraud, technical failures or any other factor beyond NVIDIA's reasonable control impairs the integrity of the contest as determined by NVIDIA in its sole discretion.
  • Any incomplete entry/submission by a Participant are liable to be rejected. NVIDIA reserves the right to reject any entry/submission without assigning any reason thereof. Any decision taken by NVIDIA for rejecting any entry/submission shall be final and binding and not subject to any dispute or challenge.
  • NVIDIA shall not be responsible for incorrect or inaccurate transcription of entry information, technical malfunctions, lost/delayed data transmission, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, line failures of any telephone network, computer equipment, software, inability to access any online service or web site, inability to submit the online entry form, or any other error or malfunction, or any injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participation or downloading any materials, or for late, lost, stolen, postage due, illegible or misdirected entries.
  • If any web site associated therewith (or any portion thereof) becomes corrupted or otherwise does not permit entry or if infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, actions by entrants, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes, in NVIDIA’s sole opinion, corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper operation of this contest, NVIDIA reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual implicated in such action, and/or to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend this contest or any portion thereof.
  • Any attempt by an entrant or any other individual to deliberately damage any online service or web site or undermine the legitimate operation of this contest is a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, NVIDIA reserves the right to seek damages and/or other remedies from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law.
 
 
 
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