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NVIDIA GPU Award for Best GPU Poster

The NVIDIA GPU Award for Best GPU Poster rewards those researchers who have demonstrated outstanding computational chemistry research carried-out using a GPU, whether; (1) programming new GPU-accelerated algorithms or (2) performing simulations with a GPU-accelerated software application, e.g., AMBER, NAMD, GROMACS, LAMMPS, TeraChem, GAMESS or other computational chemistry packages or (3) both

Winners receive either an NVIDIA GTX Titan X or an NVIDIA Tesla K40 (determined by NVIDIA and may change based on availability).

The rules (read carefully!):
  1. Submit your abstract to the NVIDIA GPU Award session on MAPS (part of the COMP Technical Program). Deadlines are listed on
  2. Within your abstract clearly state in 1 or 2 sentences how you used GPUs in your work; see above GPU usage criteria. Abstracts that do not discuss how GPUs contributed to the project will not be considered.
  3. Up to 5 GPU-based technology posters based on submitted abstracts will be selected for further review in the GPU category at the COMP Poster Session. All other abstracts will become part of the general COMP Poster Session.
  4. At the COMP Poster Session, the presenters of the selected GPU-based project posters will be interviewed by a collection of judges (COMP Division, industry representative and NVIDIA representative).
  5. The winning GPU-based technology research project will be selected and awarded that evening at the COMP Poster Division Awards!
  6. Eligibility: the competition is open to all researchers, including industry, academia and national labs, as well as postdocs, grad students and even undergraduates - anyone that is eligible to present a poster at the ACS National Meetings.
Please contact Carlos Simmerling (acs.comp.awards AT for more information or if you have any questions.

Previous NVIDIA GPU Award for Best GPU Poster Winners

The Fall 2014 Winner (San Francisco, California; 248th National ACS Meeting; August 2014)
  • Vivek S Bharadwaj, Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colorado
    Unraveling the fumarate addition reaction in the glycyl radical enzyme Benzylsuccinate Synthase: A GPU enabled comprehensive computational study
    ACS COMP News Release
The Spring 2014 Winner (Dallas, Texas; 247th National ACS Meeting; March 2014)
  • Olexandr Isayev, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
    Toward virtual screening of billions of compounds using GPU-accelerated cheminformatics methods
    ACS COMP News Release
The Fall 2013 Winner (Indianapolis, Indiana; 246th National ACS Meeting; September 2013)
  • Yu-Ming Mindy HuangUniversity of California, Riverside
    Pathways and mechanism of drugs binding to HIV-1 protease
    ACS COMP News Release