Learn GPU Programming Quickly

A GPU Hackathon is an organized workshop that teams up programmers at all experience levels with experts to facilitate sharing of knowledge and skills in GPU programming. Teams of software developers can come to a hackathon with existing code they want to accelerate on GPUs. Expert mentors help teams develop a plan to port or optimize their code before the start of the workshop. During the one-week coding sprint, teams work with their mentors to transition code to the GPU and achieve software performance goals. This hands-on approach is increasing the number of new GPU programmers and promotes continued learning within the community that participates in hackathons.

Upcoming Events

Santa Fe GPU Hackathon, October 29 – November 2

The Santa Fe GPU Hackathon is currently in planning stages. This hackathon will be held in Santa Fe, NM at the Drury Plaza Hotel and is currently being supported by AMD. We are looking for teams interested in developing and working on portable GPU accelerated applications.

Teams with exisiting CUDA applications looking to improve their code’s portability are especially encouraged to apply.

Team applications are open for the 2018 Santa Fe Hackathon !

We are always seeking GPU/HPC programming experts to serve as mentors at the hackathons.

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OLCF Hackathons

The Oak Ridge Leadership Class Facility also helps organize GPU Hackathons. Listed here are hackathons that are part of OLCF’s hackathon series that we are helping organize and moderate.

NCSA GPU Hackathon, Sept. 10-14

The application window for the NCSA GPU Hackathon has closed. Applications are currently being reviewed. As always, mentor recruiting is open. To be a mentor for the NCSA hackathon, apply online at the OLCF GPU Hackathon site.

Brookathon, Sept. 17-21

Applications for the Brookathon at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) open until June 30 ! Scientific software developers interested in porting their applications to the GPUs for the first time or in performance tuning should apply at the BNL Brookathon Website.

We are currently recruiting mentors for the Brookathon as well. Apply to be a mentor at the OLCF GPU Hackathon site.


Become a Mentor

We are always looking for experts in High Performance Computing and GPU programming to serve as mentors. Giving back to the community by training others at these events is a rewarding experience. Gain access to multi-GPU compute resources, grow your professional network, and establish your voice in the HPC and GPU programming worlds by signing up to be a hackathon mentor.

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