[hpc-announce] GPU Hackathon Call, 5-9 March 2018 Dresden Germany

Matthias Werner matthias.werner1 at tu-dresden.de
Wed Dec 27 16:08:45 CST 2017

*Project Submission Deadline*

14 January 2018

*Project Submission*


Hackathon admission fee: *free of charge*


Dresden, Germany
(details will be announced)


gcoe at mailbox.tu-dresden.de

*GPU Hackathon*

The goal of each hackathon is for current or prospective user groups of
large hybrid CPU-GPU systems to send teams of at least 3 developers
along with either

- a (potentially) scalable application that could benefit from GPU
accelerators, or
- an application running on accelerators that need optimization.

There will be intensive mentoring during this 5-day hands-on workshop,
with the goal that the teams leave with applications running on GPUs, or
at least with a clear roadmap of how to get there. Our mentors come from
national laboratories, universities, and vendors, and besides having
extensive experience in programming GPUs, many of them develop the
GPU-capable compilers and help define standards such as OpenACC and
OpenMP. Programming experience with OpenACC or CUDA is not a
requirement. You will learn quickly in the intense 5-day schedule,
working on your code 95% of the time with the mentors. In the weeks
preceding the hackathon, you will have a chance to attend training to
prepare you for the event. Prior GPU experience is not required!

Participation in the training event is free of charge. The meeting room
and lunches, as well as access to the supercomputers throughout the
event are offered by participating sites. Mentors and learning materials
introduced by the instructors are sponsored by participating sites and
the following partner organizations: Helmholtz-Zentrum
Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR), TU Dresden, RWTH Aachen, FZ Juelich, U
Goettingen, Scionics, as well as our sponsors NVIDIA and Atos/Bull.

Guido Juckeland, HZDR & Dirk Pleiter, FZJ.

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