The Galicia Supercomputing Center (CESGA) and Appentra Solutions will host the 5th CESGAHACK virtually, from 14th to 18th December 2020.
The five-day virtual hackathon aims to help scientists and application developers to answer questions by speeding up their application runtime, and reducing how long they spend coding the improved runtime.
This year the event will be virtual and the participants will continue to access CESGA’s Finisterrae II supercomputer and the team of expert mentors in the optimization, parallelization and execution of HPC applications. Participants will also get to use Appentra’s Parallelware Analyzer and Parallelware Trainer to speed up their development lifecycle by being able to quickly identify real opportunities to parallelize their application.
In addition, this year there will also be a practical course in vectorization and parallelization for Finisterrae using Parallelware tools, which will help the participants prepare to get the most out of the hackathon. The course will also be virtual and will take place on December 10th and 11th, 2020.
In previous CESGAHACK’s teams have been able to reduce their code runtime to nearly 1/50th of the starting runtime in just 5 days. Teams come from a wide variety of countries and backgrounds and have worked on everything from tsunami predictions at the University of Malaga to Xesol Innovation team working on the analysis of the biometric patterns of drivers to prevent road accidents.
“The best thing about the hackathon is the opportunity to talk with experts (mentors) about our problem, and how they guide us in order to achieve our objectives.” CESGAHACK4 participant
“We leave Santiago very, very happy, taking a code 47.79 times faster than we brought, thanks to CESGHACK18. ” CESGAHACK18 participant
Participation in CESGAHACK5 is free, but participants must apply online at https://forms.gle/72Xs9P9m2WzdNDqM6 .
CESGA and Appentra encourage anyone with a scientific project that would benefit from faster code to participate to benefit from the individualized training that this unique environment provides, helping to move forward your development and save time in your software application runtime.
Get all the details of the CESGAHACK5 in the following link: https://www.appentra.com/training/hackathons/cesgahack-5/
And the details of the Course in vectorization and parallelism: https://www.appentra.com/training/courses/course-vectorization-parallelization-finisterrae-parallelware-tools/
Or watch the video of the previous edition: