Free SDSC GPU Hackathon: May 3 + May 10-12, 2022

SDSC GPU Hackathon

Dates: May 3 + May 10-12, 2022

This event will be held virtually at no-charge.



Application Deadline +EXTENDED+: Sunday, March 20, 2022


The San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) in partnership with NVIDIA and Oak Ridge National Lab is hosting a GPU Hackathon. The Hackathon is a multi-day, intensive hands-on event, designed to help computational scientists and researchers port, optimize, and accelerate their applications using GPUs. These events pair participants with dedicated mentors experienced in GPU programming and development. Representing distinguished scholars and preeminent institutions from around the world, the teams of mentors and attendees work together to realize performance gains and speedups by taking advantage of parallel programming on GPUs.

The goal of the GPU Hackathon is for current or prospective user groups of large-scale, GPU-accelerated systems to port their applications to GPU accelerators or to further optimize already ported applications. Participating teams can expect to either have their applications running on GPUs, or a clear roadmap of next steps to leverage GPUs.


A 2021 Experience:

“The virtual GPU Hackathon was an extremely useful experience. With the help of our mentors, we were able to identify key parts of our code for recoding and GPU offloading. The Hackathon was the push we needed to start optimizing our code to run efficiently on GPU nodes, and access to the Nvidia GPU A100 nodes was especially helpful. Today, 9 months after the Hackathon, we have a super-fast, fully operational GPU code.”-Marc Gagné, Professor, Department of Earth and Space Sciences, West Chester University


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