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2016 Hackathons Seeking Team Applications

hackathonOak Ridge National Laboratory has scheduled a series of new Hackathon events for 2016.

  • EuroHack, Feb 2016
    • Dates: Feb 29-Mar 4, 2016, Deadline extended! December 18th.
    • Venue: This hackathon will be held at TU-Dresden in partnership with Jülich Supercomputing Center.
  • UDelHack, May 2016
    • Dates: TBD
      Venue: University of Delaware
  • OLCFHack, October 2016
    • Dates: October 17-21, 2016
      Venue: This hackathon will be hosted at the Knoxville Marriott in Knoxville, TN.

General-purpose Graphics Processing Units (GPGPUs) potentially offer exceptionally high memory bandwidth and performance for a wide range of applications. The challenge in utilizing such accelerators has been the difficulty in programming them. The OpenACC Directives for Accelerators offers straightforward pragma extensions to C++ and Fortran to address this programming hurdle, but other GPU programming paradigms are also welcome.

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 (1) a (potentially) scalable application that needs to be ported to GPU accelerators, or (2) an application running on accelerators which needs 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 with OpenACC/CUDA, many of them develop the GPU-capable compilers and help define the OpenACC standard.

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