NERSC 2020 GPU Hackathon

Opening Day: July 7th, 2020

Main Event: July 13th, 2020 - July 15th, 2020

The NERSC 2020 GPU Hackathon is going all digital!

Applications are due by May 17, 2020.

Organized by the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF),

the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC),

NVIDIA and the OpenACC organization.

The NERSC GPU Hackathon is returning for 2020!

If you have an application that you are thinking about porting to GPUs, or an application already using GPUs that could use a helping hand getting that next level of performance, you should consider submitting to the Oakland GPU Hackathon.

What is a GPU hackathon?

GPU hackathons are 3-day intensive coding events that put application teams together with experts in programming and performance. The goal of the event is to port and optimize codes on GPU technologies in a focused, highly collaborative environment. For more details, peruse the GPU Hackathons website.

What is the format?

Each code team should consist of 3-5 code developers that together are intimately knowledgeable of the code. Teams will be complimented by mentors that will be assigned based on expert knowledge that matches the needs of the code.

Selected teams will have access to ORNL's Summit training system, Ascent, and NERSC's Cori-GPU cluster for the duration of the event, including preparation and follow-up testing.

Who should attend?

Any HPC scientific codes seeking performance improvements, or porting to GPU systems in a cooperative, hands-on environment should apply. Codes should primarily be written in a GPU compatible language, such as C++, Fortran and/or Python. Codes can use/want any standard method of offloading work to the GPUs, including CUDA, CUDA Fortran, OpenACC, OpenCL or OpenMP.

The 2020 July GPU hackathon is particularly interested in Open Science Applications. However, all coding teams looking to use GPU technologies are encouraged to apply. A broad range of code types and GPU experience levels are sought for this evennt.

Participant Costs

There is no registration fee to attend the event. Participants will be expected to have a laptop capable of wireless internet and connecting to the testbed of their choice.

How To Apply:

You can apply by fill out the form on the GPU Hackathons Event website. Applications close May 17, 2020.

Travel Information:

There is none! The 2020 NERSC GPU Hackathon is going digital!

You should do your best to ensure you are available for the maximum amount of time during the primary video-conference days to meet your mentors, build and appropriate set of goals, and maximize your time and available expertise during the event. Otherwise, you're already ready to go!


You may submit any questions about the NERSC GPU Hackathon to Kevin Gott: