A CORUÑA, Spain, Jan. 19, 2018 — The Galicia Supercomputing Center (CESGA) and Appentra Solutions will host the second edition of the GPU Hackathon at the Galicia Supercomputing Center, in Santiago de Compostela, from March 5 to 9, this time with an international scope and English as the event language.
CesgaHack18 aims to help scientists and developers accelerate the execution of their scientific simulation applications using the hardware, software and a team of expert mentors in optimization, parallelization and execution of simulation programs.
At the end of the event, participants will either have a new GPU-accelerated version or a roadmap to reach that goal. The winning team will receive a GeForce GTX 1080Ti, offered by NVIDIA.
Participants will be able to create success stories, as happened last year with the team working on a model for tsunami predictions at the University of Málaga, which with the collaboration of Appentra and Fernanda Foertter (ORNL) published a research paper presented at SuperComputing 17, in Denver, the most important event in the field of High Performance Computing (HPC).
The Hackathon will be divided into a presentation day for all those who want to attend, and 5 intensive days to optimize the scientific simulation application of each participating team.
The deadline to participate is February 11, and participation is free of charge.
CESGA and Appentra encourage scientific projects to participate and obtain this necessary individualized training that will help them move forward and save time in their applications. More science and less coding!
Fundación Pública Galega Centro Tecnolóxico de Supercomputación de Galicia (CESGA) is the centre of computing, high performance communications systems, and advanced services of the Galician Scientific Community, the University academic system, and the National Scientific Research Council (CSIC).
Technology-based spin-off company of the University of Coruña established on 2012. Appentra provides top quality software tools allowing for an extensive use of High Performance Computing (HPC) techniques in all application areas of engineering, science and industry. Appentra’s target clients are companies and organizations that run frequently updated compute-intensive applications in markets like aerospace, automotive, civil engineering, biomedicine or chemistry.