OLCF Hackathon: OpenACC

We are excited to announce OLCF’s first ever hackathon will take place the week of October 27th, 2014.

So what is this all about?
Teams of developers will attend a 5-day intensive hands-on workshop guided by OpenACC mentors. These experts come from labs, universities and vendors and will guide your team from start to finish. At the end of the week you’ll have something you can actually use!

What’s the format?
We’re looking for teams of 2-6 developers with a scalable** application to port to a GPU accelerator. Space will be limited to 4-6 teams.  (** by scalable I really mean node-to-node communication implemented, but don’t be discouraged to apply if your application is less than scalable. We are also looking for breadth)

Ok, so how can I attend?
Entry period will stay open for only 2 weeks! The period opens August 15th and closes August 29th. Selected teams will be notified September 5th. Prior GPU experience is not required! See below how to apply!

What applications are you targeting?
No application specifically. We hope to have open-source community codes in need of porting individual modules. This is a great opportunity for grad students and post-docs.

Will there be prizes?
Besides your code running über fast on a machine like Titan? At the end of the event, we will divulge your amazing transformation to OpenACC expert for the world to see at the Supercomputing Conference and present your team with a certificate in front of your admiring fans.
Oh and one more thing…there will be goodies too. Stay tuned! 😉

But what if I want to use something other than OpenACC?
This is the first of a series of hackathons we are putting together. Stay tuned for future announcements!

Who can I contact for more information or questions?
Please contact Fernanda Foertter for questions.


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Application opens August 15th and closes August 29th.

[tab:  Agenda]
8:30 AM Breakfast and Welcome Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast
9:00 AM Team Introductions Nugget Nugget Nugget Morning Scrum
9:30 AM Hackblock Hackblock Hackblock
10:00 AM Focus: CrayPat
10:30 AM Focus: Logging in Final Presentations
11:00 AM Focus: DDT Morning Scrum Morning Scrum Morning Scrum
11:30 AM Focus: C++
12:00 PM Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch and Awards
12:30 PM OLCF Hackathon – John Levesque UH_Workshop Speaker: Duncan Poole
1:00 PM Hackblock Hackblock Hackblock Hackblock Final Words
1:30 PM
2:00 PM
2:30 PM
3:00 PM
3:30 PM
4:00 PM
4:30 PM
5:00 PM Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner
5:30 PM Daily Scrum Daily Scrum Daily Scrum Daily Scrum
6:00 PM
6:30 PM
7:00 PM


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This event is by invitation only.

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Please reserve your hotel room ASAP. The cut-off date for the hotel room block is, Friday, October 10th.

Marriott hotel(s) offering your special group rate:

  • Knoxville Marriott  for 88.00 USD  per night

Book your group rate: OLCF Hackathon >>

The hackathon will be held in Knoxville, TN at the Knoxville Marriott, 501 E. Hill Ave., Knoxville, TN 37915. October is prime

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Area Airports

  • Knoxville McGhee Tyson Airport – TYS

    Visit TYS airport website

    Airport Phone: 1 865 342 3000

    Hotel direction: 13.9 miles SW

    This hotel does not provide shuttle service.

    • Alternate transportation: Thrifty Rental Car; fee: 33 USD (one way) ;on request
    • Estimated taxi fare: 30 USD (one way)

Driving Directions:

Knoxville Marriott

  • 501 E. Hill Avenue
  • Knoxville, Tennessee 37915 USA
  • Phone: 1 865 637 1234

Estimated Travel Time:

14.1 mi, 22 min driving

McGhee Tyson Airport, TN
  • Depart from McGhee Tyson Airport, TN
  • 0.2 mi
    Keep straight onto Terminal Loop Dr
  • 401 ft
    Take ramp right for US-129 North toward Knoxville / Oak Ridge

    Pass Exxon in 1.4 mi

  • 5.4 mi
    Bear right onto US-129 / TN-73 / TN-115 / Alcoa Hwy
  • 0.3 mi
    Bear right onto US-129 N / TN-73 N / TN-115 N / Alcoa Hwy

    Pass Pilot on the left in 2.5 mi

  • 5.2 mi
    Take ramp right for TN-158 toward Univ of Tenn
  • 0.1 mi
    Turn left onto TN-158 / Neyland Dr SW
  • 1.1 mi
    Bear right onto TN-158 E / Neyland Dr SW
  • 0.5 mi
    Bear right onto TN-158 / Neyland Dr SW
  • 0.4 mi
    Bear right onto TN-158 E / Neyland Dr SW
  • 0.3 mi
    Take ramp right and follow signs for Volunteer Landing
  • 0.1 mi
    Keep straight onto Volunteer Landing Ln SE
  • 0.2 mi
    Turn right onto E Hill Ave SE
  • 470 ft
    Arrive at near Street, Knoxville, TN 37915 on the left

    The last intersection is Riverfront WayIf you reach George Dempster Dr SE, you’ve gone too far


near Street, Knoxville, TN 37915


Oct 27 2014 - Oct 31 2014
Knoxville Marriott


Knoxville Marriott
501 E Hill Ave, Knoxville, TN 37915


Fernanda Foertter
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