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Apply for the GPU Hackathon in Dresden [Submission Deadline: 19.1.2018]

The GPU Hackathon Series is announcing another year of hackathons. In 2018 the first one will take place in Dresden. If you have science code you would like to see runnning on GPUs, then this is for you!

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

  • a (potentially) scalable application that could benefit from GPU accelerators, or
  • an application running on accelerators that need 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 GPUs, many of them develop the GPU-capable compilers and help define standards such as OpenACC and OpenMP. Programming experience with OpenACC or CUDA is not a requirement. You will learn quickly in the intense 5-day schedule, working on your code 95% of the time with the mentors. In the weeks preceding the hackathon, you will have a chance to attend training to prepare you for the event. Prior GPU experience is not required!

Participation in the training event is free of charge. The meeting room and lunches, as well as access to the supercomputers throughout the event are offered by participating sites. Mentors and learning materials introduced by the instructors are sponsored by participating sites and the following partner organizations: Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR), TU Dresden, RWTH Aachen, FZ Juelich, U Goettingen, Scionics, as well as our sponsors NVIDIA and Atos/Bull.

To submit your application to the Dresden/Juelich Hackathon please go to:
[Deadline for Submission: 19.1.2018]
[We still have slots for interesting deep learning applications]

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to the organizers.
You also can contact us at gcoe@mailbox.tu-dresden.de.

We are looking forward to your submissions and thank you for spreading the word to your colleagues!

Guido Juckeland, HZDR & Dirk Pleiter, FZJ

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