NVIDIA Grants $200,000 to UoT for Cancer Research

Subject: Graphics Cards | November 29, 2015 - 05:52 PM |
Tagged: nvidia, cancer research, gpgpu

The University of Toronto has just received a $200,000 grant from the NVIDIA Foundation for research in identifying genetic links to cancer. The institution uses GPUs to learn and identify mutations that cause the disease, which is hoped to eventually help diagnose the attributes of cancer for a specific patient and provide exact treatments. Their “next step” is comparing their technology with data from patients.

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I am not too informed on cancer research, so I will point to the article and its sources for specifics. The team state that the libraries they create will be freely available for other biomedical researchers. They don't mention specific licenses or anything, but the article is not really an appropriate venue for that sort of discussion.

Source: nvidia

November 29, 2015 | 06:01 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Great Scott! marketing blurbs for a few bucks! Look at how nice Nvidia is, overcharging on one end, and donating on the other. Let's gimp our GPU's compute ability and make billions, and donate a small $200,000 for cancer research! Talk about sponsored “Goodwill” content! 3.5 = 4!

November 29, 2015 | 06:58 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

AMDrone detected. Must contain butthurt leakage.

November 29, 2015 | 07:20 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

No but on your part, you are a game-neck, and just like those other -necks only your Smom can love that mono-brow and ape like arms that drag the ground as you walk. Nvidia is a monopoly just like M$, and Intel! I'll bet you stand on the corner and sing of your love for Comcast. AMD is just where a supplier of GPU/APU parts needs to be barely staying alive and innovating just to remain in business. CPU, APU, SOC, and GPU parts suppliers are trash, and they should never have the power or market-share to tell the OEMs what to make, like Intel with its ultrabook crap! Keep your CPU, APU, SOC, and GPU parts suppliers poor and plentiful and not sucking up all the OEM's profits! Consumers keep your OEMs poor and plentiful so that they are competing for your business and keeping those OEM PCs/laptops/Tablets/Phones as low cost as possible.

Parts suppliers in control over any markets are unhealty for progress and innovation. See How Nvidia gimps its GPU's compute abilities!

November 29, 2015 | 07:29 PM - Posted by Scott Michaud

Be nice, everyone. I'd respond to some of the points in your comment that I agree with, but I don't want to encourage malice as a method of conveying information.

November 29, 2015 | 07:42 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Good thing its a grant and not GameWorks or else this research would be slowed down (for more particles) and more people would die from cancer.

November 29, 2015 | 07:48 PM - Posted by Master Chen (not verified)

Holy crap, what friggin' CHEAPSKATES! Only 200k...that's LAME.

November 29, 2015 | 09:42 PM - Posted by remc86007

Most companies do this...is it worth an article for such a relatively small gift?

November 29, 2015 | 11:23 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

It's PCPer we are fortunate the Tesla X JHH bought wasn't front news for a week.

November 30, 2015 | 03:55 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

yea, what?!!!?

laugh out loud.

did i sleep thru the last decade? the Per and bias towards nvidia??

that means that the Per surely were one of the sites that did NOT receive review samples of amd's recent fury line..........................................................*

*xtra ellipses added for effect

November 30, 2015 | 09:34 AM - Posted by jpDalamar (not verified)

*SMH* Am I the only one that thinks that this is clearly a PR move/advertisement from Nvidia, but is still a good thing? I wish that all advertisements came with charitable contributions or research grants.

For you tin hats that think PCPer is biased, there is no helping you. You are irrational and do not operate in a facts-based manner.

November 30, 2015 | 10:07 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Look when you are selling ad space to the same folks whose products you are supposed to be reviewing, no online tech websites can be fully trusted. The review samples controversies are also evident in the online review industry. So this site and others are caught between the devil and the deep blue sea with the conflicting interests. But more sponsored content in the space that is supposed to be for reviews, well that just invites criticism! Make them(Nvidia) stick the feel good announcements in an ad box off to the side.

November 30, 2015 | 11:16 AM - Posted by Batismul (not verified)

Comments section on PCPER is just hilarious with these no-lifers, haters and armchair wannabe SME's. Not to mention the blind ignore corporate cocksucker fanboys!

November 30, 2015 | 11:19 AM - Posted by Master Chen (not verified)

Ban incoming in 3..2..1...

November 30, 2015 | 12:06 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

I would propose that you would find this comment section mild and rational when compared to the comments at WCCFtech, but something about your comment - perhaps the misspellings, or the terrible grammar (for an obviously native speaker) or perhaps just the pure, pathetic, obnoxious, waste-of-space drivel that you're spouting - suggests to me that you're already intimately familiar with that cesspool.

I suggest you return there.

November 30, 2015 | 03:48 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

haha so cute. all your vitriol for these 'no-lifers', yet they got you to become one of them....hmmmm?

hahaha, i freaking love u, ty for this.... i havent visited imgur today, and i needed a good laugh/pick-me up.

November 30, 2015 | 02:15 PM - Posted by BBMan (not verified)

To think nVidia could have made the donation to Folding@Home :(

December 1, 2015 | 10:26 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

It is sooo obvious....Nvidia causes cancer!!!

And now they donate to salve their conscience.

December 2, 2015 | 10:13 AM - Posted by obababoy

Am I evil for thinking about how this would effect GPU prices rather than helping cancer research...I am evil.. :)

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