Published on 20.01.2023

Helmholtz GPU Hackathon 2023 on 9-11 May

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FZJ, HZDR, HIDA together with NVIDIA and OpenACC invite you to join their Helmholtz GPU Hackathon 2023:

Team applications for the Helmholtz GPU Hackathon 2023 are open now!

Forschungszentrum Jülich (FZJ), Helmholtz Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR), and the Helmholtz Information & Data Science Academy (HIDA) together with NVIDIA and OpenACC will co-organize the Helmholtz GPU Hackathon 2023. The event will be hosted by FZJ in Jülich (close to Cologne) May 9 through 11, 2023 with a virtual kick-off on May 2, 2023. GPU Hackathons provide exciting opportunities for scientists to accelerate their AI or HPC research under the guidance of expert mentors from national laboratories, universities and industry leaders in a collaborative environment.

What happens at such a GPU Hackathon?

Teams of about 3-6 people apply to work on porting (parts of) their code onto the GPU or refining an already existing GPU implementation. Teams can use almost any programming model to do so, provided we find mentors for support. Each team will receive two mentors to help in the process. All of this is free of charge (but you have to cover your team’s travel expenses to Jülich). We will be using the JUWELS Booster system or even an early access system for the upcoming exascale system at Jülich Supercomputing Center (JSC). A maximum of ten teams can be accepted for the event.

Prerequisites and how to apply?

  • Teams are expected to be fluent with the code or project they bring to the event and motivated to make progress during the hackathon. 
  • A minimum of 3 team members must participate throughout the entire event. Lack of complete participation will result in the entire team being excused.
  • Projects brought to the event are required to have a license attached and detailed in the application. For more information on why licenses are important and how to obtain one, please use the following links:

Deadline for the team application is March 14, 2023: Please register here!

In case of questions please do not hesitate to contact:
Guido Juckeland (HZDR)
Andreas Herten (FZJ)