This project aims to design and develop a general purpose compute cluster, based entirely on GPUs - originally intended for hardware acceleration. Though the project is supposed to build the system (in) the hardware, the main focus is to develop open source software solutions as well as libraries, tools and documentation that enable a broad range of use of such system, such as applications of image processing, video processing, simulation, mathematical computations, visualization of large volumes of data, especially applications that require real-time calculations. Due to recent advances and new architectures of GPUs, this theme is stirring up intense international interest in the scientific community. However the theme was unexplored and has massive potential for research. The development of a Brazilian solution for clusters of this type is strategic:

In addition, the project aims at certain goals to be achieved: