As reported by Erik:
I’m happy to announce that I’m one of the recipients of this year’s Amazon Research Award: https://ara.amazon-ml.com/recipients/#2018
The proposal was about Stan and GPUs and the grant is an unrestricted gift. With these extra resources, we’ll be able to put even more GPU-optimized functions into Stan in 2019. We’ll also work on Multi-GPU support and adding RHMC.
The grant also includes $20.000 in AWS credits. I don’t see how we can use it all up. So, if anyone needs a lot of computation or wants to test something on high-end GPUs.
I’d like to start reporting Stan funding awards, please do so if you get funds for Stan work or contact me and I’ll post firstname.lastname@example.org.