Academic hackatons for Nvidia GPUs

Are you working with Nvidia GPUs in your research and wish Nvidia would support you as they used to 5 years ago? This is now done with hackatons, where you get one full week of support, to get your GPU-code improved and your CPU-code ported. Still you have to do it yourself, so it’s not comparable to services we provide.

To start, get your team on a decision to do this. It takes preparation and a clear formulation of what your goals are.

When and where?

It’s already April, so some hackatons have already taken place. For 2019, these are left where you can work on any language, from OpenMP to OpenCL and from OpenACC to CUDA. Python + CUDA-libraries is also no problem, as long as the focus is Nvidia.

Location Call for Proposals Opens Call for Proposals Closes Event
Princeton – Princeton, NJ January 31 April 26 June 24-28
NERSC – Oakland, CA March 25 May 15 July 15-19
Sheffield – United Kingdom April 1 June 16 August 19-23
Brookhaven – Upton, NY March 4 May 31 September 23-27
CSCS – Lugano, Switzerland March 20 July 7 September 30 – October 4
OLCF – Knoxville, TN February 22 August 16 October 21-25

For OpenACC only, these are the events in 2019:

Location Application Deadline Event Date
Universidad de los Andes, Colombia April 19, 2019 June 17-21, 2019
Laboratório Nacional de Computação Científica, Brazil TBD TBD
CDAC, Pune, India TBD September 16-20, 2019
Shenzhen Supercomputing Center, China TBD August 26-30, 2019

Apply soon!

At the two homepages there is all the info to get started and the form to apply. If you need more info, you can also contact us.

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