Monthly Archive: March 2016

Mar 29

GCoE Dresden at GTC 2016

As already announced in our event calendar the GCoE will be again present at the GPU Technology Conference (GTC) 2016, April 4-7 in Silicon Valley, organized by Nvidia. There will be more than 500 sessions during the four days, and here are our contributions for the GTC 2016: Talks S6294 – Live, Interactive, In-Situ Visualization …

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Mar 08

One Week of GPU Hacking as a Mentor

As it was covered on this blog extensively, I’d like to share my personal experiences as a mentor at the 2016 GPU Eurohack in Dresden, Germany. I was affiliated to the Palm4GPU project together with 2 other mentors: Alexander Grund (HZDR) and Dave Norton (PGI). Three developers came over from Hannover to advance their already …

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Mar 05

The Day after the Hackathon – Time for a First Summary

What a week! The good news first: All teams left happy and have achieved their set goals. Some by far overachieved them, some left with more homework than others. This was by far the most extraordinary and unusual event that I have organized so far. Time for a view thoughts:

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Mar 04

Hackathon Day 4: The Plateau of Enlightenment

Thursday nicely showed the spirit of the hackathon that it is not a competition. While three teams are now at the point that they have reached their set goals, three others were still working on improving their applications.

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Mar 03

Day 3: Mood Swings – or – As I Walk Through the Valley of Doubt

Day three opened the floor to a variety of emotions from the teams: Excitement and giddiness for one team, very focussed work for most teams, but one team has realized that the previous work is leading them into a dead-end. All teams were using Wednesday for performance optimizations, e.g. by adding ASYNC-Clauses, finding faster random number …

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Mar 02

Day 2 of the Hackathon: All teams are on the GPU!

As day two of the Dresden Hackathon came to a close, all six teams have successfully moved at least a part of their application to the GPU. 

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Mar 01

GPU Hackathon Kicking Off

The Dresden GCoE and FZ Juelich were calling for interested groups and now six teams and 12 mentors came to spend the week in Dresden to port their applications to GPUs or improve their existing GPU applications. The teams are:

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