The first contest, which is open to all eligible developers, begins Sept. 14 and will conclude Sept. 25. $5,000 of prizes will be awarded to five contest winners, who will be announced at NVIDIA’s GPU Technology Conference being held at the Fairmont Hotel in San Jose, Calif., from Sept. 30 to Oct. 2, 2009. Additional details about the CUDA Superhero Challenge can be found at www.topcoder.com/nvidia.
“PC architecture has evolved from central processing on just the CPU to co-processing on the CPU and the GPU,” said Sanford Russell, general manager of the CUDA group at NVIDIA. “By tapping into the TopCoder community, we can educate over 200,000 programmers on the advantages parallel programming offers and fan the flames of the GPU Computing revolution.”
Note that the $5,000 purse will be split between all five winners. The contest is a swell idea, and is open to “all developers” which I presume to mean anybody, anywhere (though the official rules were not posted as of the time of this writing).