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 firstname.lastname@example.org for questions.
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|
|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|
|5:30 PM||Daily Scrum||Daily Scrum||Daily Scrum||Daily Scrum|
This event is by invitation only.[tab: Accommodations]
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
The hackathon will be held in Knoxville, TN at the Knoxville Marriott, 501 E. Hill Ave., Knoxville, TN 37915. October is prime[tab: Maps/directions to Marriott Hotel]
Knoxville McGhee Tyson Airport – TYS
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)
- 501 E. Hill Avenue
- Knoxville, Tennessee 37915 USA
- Phone: 1 865 637 1234
Estimated Travel Time:
Depart from McGhee Tyson Airport, TN
0.2 miKeep straight onto Terminal Loop Dr
401 ftTake ramp right for US-129 North toward Knoxville / Oak Ridge
Pass Exxon in 1.4 mi
5.4 miBear right onto US-129 / TN-73 / TN-115 / Alcoa Hwy
0.3 miBear right onto US-129 N / TN-73 N / TN-115 N / Alcoa Hwy
Pass Pilot on the left in 2.5 mi
5.2 miTake ramp right for TN-158 toward Univ of Tenn
0.1 miTurn left onto TN-158 / Neyland Dr SW
1.1 miBear right onto TN-158 E / Neyland Dr SW
0.5 miBear right onto TN-158 / Neyland Dr SW
0.4 miBear right onto TN-158 E / Neyland Dr SW
0.3 miTake ramp right and follow signs for Volunteer Landing
0.1 miKeep straight onto Volunteer Landing Ln SE
0.2 miTurn right onto E Hill Ave SE
470 ftArrive 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