Helmholtz GPU Hackathon 2023

Hackathon, 2-11 May 2023, Jülich Supercomputing Centre, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany

2nd May 2023 07:00 AM
11th May 2023 15:30 PM
Forschungszentrum Jülich, PTJ building 14.6, room 241
Helmholtz GPU Hackathon 2023

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 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.

Representing distinguished scholars and pre-eminent institutions around the world, these teams of mentors and attendees work together to realize performance gains and speed-ups using a variety of programming models, libraries, and tools.

The goal of the GPU Hackathon is for computational scientists to port, accelerate, and optimize their scientific applications to modern computer architectures, including CPUs, GPUs and other computing technologies. Participating teams should leave the event either with their applications accelerated and/or optimized on the latest supercomputing hardware, or a clear roadmap of the next steps needed to leverage these resources.

The Helmholtz GPU Hackathon will be hosted primarily on-site at JSC in the local time zone (CEST). JSC will be providing working spaces to host teams in person to give the attendees the most immersive Hackathon experience; JSC is also providing access to JUWELS and JURECA, two supercomputers equipped with many NVIDIA A100 GPUs. Each Hackathon team will be assigned to work with mentors on their codes and will present short reports (SCRUMS) on their progress to all participants daily. The Kick-Off on May 2, 2023 will be an online event. Team communication will be done through Zoom (on the kick-off), Slack, and email. 

Deadline for the team application is March 14, 2023!

Not yet ready for a GPU Hackathon? Check out our Bootcamps (AI or GPU) and our GPU courses (Introduction or Advanced).

Please contact a.herten@fz-juelich.de in case you need support for preparing an application. Further information and the registration form can be found on the homepage:

Last Modified: 17.01.2024