The First OpenACC GPU Hackathon in China
All OpenACC programming paradigms are welcome
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. Any and all GPU programming paradigms are welcome.
The goal of this 5-day 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 needs optimization. There will be intensive mentoring during this 5-day hands-on training, 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.
Prerequisites and Team Application Submission (Submission Link)
Prior programming experience with GPUs 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. 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 the HPC center of SJTU and our event sponsors. The deadline to submit an application is August 1, 2018. Notification of acceptance will be sent out by August 7, 2018.
Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
7:00 - 8:00 Advanced OpenACC Tutorial (1) Advanced OpenACC Tutorial (2) Hackathon Presentation
8:00 - 9:00
9:00 - 10:00
10:00 - 11:00
11:00 - 12:00
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch
13:00 - 14:00 Hackathon Presentation
14:00 - 15:00
15:00 - 16:00 Coffee Break
16:00 - 17:30 Hackathon Presentation
Participation Costs
Participation in the training event is free of charge.
The accommodation and lunches, as well as access to the supercomputers throughout the event are free.
We have booked accommodation for all participating teams which is free of charge.

If you would like to book your own accommodation and pay for it yourself , the following are recommended:
(1)Redding Mann Hotel (No.178 Yongping South Road Minhang District Shanghai China)
(2)Ji Hotel(Shanghai Jiaotong University Dongchuan Road)
Important Dates
Jul 23, 2018 Deadline for Submission
Aug 7, 2018  Notify Accepted Teams
Aug 15, 2018  Deadline for Registration
Aug. 20, 2018  Hackathon Starts
Room 213, Network & Information Center, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, No. 800, Dongchuan Road
Organizing Committee
Yi-Chao(Stephen) Wang (SJTU)
Pat Brooks (PGI)
Simon See (NVIDIA)
Contact Us
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