GPU-accelerated computing is the use of a graphics processing unit (GPU) together with a CPU to accelerate scientific, analytics, engineering, consumer, and enterprise applications. GPU Computing is becoming increasingly important in Engineering and Science as well as a variety of other fields. Some of the application areas are Computational Finance, Data Science and Analytics, Defence and Intelligence, Deep Learning, Manufacturing, Media and Entertainment, Oil and Gas, Higher Education and Safety and Security.

A workshop on Applications of GPU Computing in Engineering and Sciences was held at Center for Advanced Studies in Engineering (CASE) on October 9, 2015. Dr. Shoab A. Khan in his keynote speech discussed the High Performance Computing landscape from the perspective of Pakistan. He shared with the audience some exciting stories about his work and the evolution of high performance computing over the years.

Later Mr. Asif Rumi, CEO, Ignite (Formerly National ICT R&D Fund) gave a presentation on the various processes and procedures at the Fund which have been made more efficient. He also talked on the new funding streams that have been created. He also shared his vision on the Tech City Incubator project that has been initiated by the Fund.

Dr. Tauseef ur Rehman from Burqstream gave a comprehensive talk on the latest trends in super computing and the role of GPUs. Dr. Tauseef is also the Principal Investigator (PI) of a project funded by Ignite (Formerly National ICT R&D Fund) titled Real Time Automated Broadcast Monitoring and Information Exploitation System which was recently completed and used GPUs.

The second half included a panel discussion for the students on the efficacy High Performance Computing in Pakistan followed by a tutorial on GPU computing by Burqstream.