2nd GPU Hackathon at CESGA
Take advantage of Parallware Trainer to learn parallel programming using OpenMP and OpenACC technologies.
☆ Co-organized by CESGA and Appentra Solutions
⚲ CESGA, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
⚐ March 5 – 9, 2018.
☞ Registration deadline: February 11, 2018
◎ International scope
ⅈ More information: firstname.lastname@example.org
1. HACKATHON GOAL
The goal of this hackathon is to accelerate the execution of simulation applications coded by developers with no experience in parallel programming. Our goal is to help you in doing more science and less coding using OpenMP and OpenACC technologies. Your outcome of the hackathon will be either an OpenMP/OpenACC-enabled application or a clear roadmap of how to get there.
2. DO I NEED PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE IN GPU PROGRAMMING?
No, you do not need any experience in parallel programming and GPUs. Our goal is to get the most out this hackathon by working on your code 95% of the time, and sharing experience with expert mentors in optimization, parallelization and execution of simulation programs. We will use Parallware Trainer to help you identify the parallel patterns of your code, and to learn how to implement those patterns efficiently with OpenMP/OpenACC (download the Parallware Trainer brochure).
3. WHAT TEAMS ARE WE LOOKING FOR?
The ideal team has 2 developers, one expert in the simulation code and one newbie in simulation and parallel programming. The ideal simulation application is a sequential code or a MPI code written in C/C++ or Fortran.
4. HOW HIGH IS THE FEE?
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.
5. HOW IS THE SELECTION PROCESS?
We will contact the contact person of each submission to have a better understanding of the team goals, strengths and weaknesses. Selected teams will receive suggestions of how to better prepare the hackathon (e.g, create a miniapp, learn the basics of OpenMP/OpenACC). Non-selected teams will receive feedback to improve the proposal for future GPU Hackathons.
6. WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THE HACKATHON?
We seek to establish a collaborative relationship with your team to create success stories that can be published during the months following the hackathon. We will advertise them in specialized media and channels. We want to increase the impact of our work!
7. WHO CAN I CONTACT FOR MORE INFORMATION OR QUESTIONS?
Please contact email@example.com for questions.
8. WHERE IS THE VENUE OF THESE HACKATHONS?
At the Supercomputing Center of Galicia in Santiago de Compostela (Spain)