OpenACC Events in Houston and Oak Ridge Issue Calls for Participation

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openacc-logo-v4Fans of OpenACC will have the opportunity to participate in a pair of events in October. The OpenACC application program is designed for portability across operating systems, host CPUs, and a wide range of accelerators, including APUs, GPUs, and many-core coprocessors.

ONG Event 2The University of Houston Oil and Gas Workshop has issued their Call for Participation. The event takes place Oct. 20 in Houston, TX.

We would like to reach out to O&G domain scientists/researchers who are keen to hear about alternative high-level programming models used to port seismic codes to use accelerators. High-level models such as OpenACC/OpenMP proposes to be more portable and more vendor neutral, and may be complementary to programming using CUDA or OpenCL. We will discuss coding styles, what is the programming gap that the standards need to address, and share useful feedback from an application user point of view. In addition attendees will be able to influence how these standards add features that benefit the O&G industry in its journey to embrace massive manycore technology. We hope attendees will come away with a better understanding of how high level models such as OpenACC/OpenMP can be used in the seismic domain. Participants interested in presenting their work at this workshop are invited to submit an abstract.

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hackathonOLCF is sponsoring an OpenACC Hackathon at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee the week of Oct. 27.

Teams of developers will attend a 5-day intensive hands-on workshop guided by OpenACC mentors. These experts come from labs, universities and vendors and will guide your team from start to finish. At the end of the week you’ll have something you can actually use!

The entry period for the Hackathon closes August 29.

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