Sept. 30, 2019 — The [email protected] Hackathon event is scheduled for October 28 through 29, 2019 at CINECA, a non-profit consortium based in Italy. Officials are inviting numerical software developers interested in porting applications to Arm-based systems, or in improving the performances of an already ported application.
Hackathon participants should deliver an application prototype for a specific domain, or a version of an existing application showing significant improvements. It will be two days of fun, intensive coding, debugging and performance analysis: A real challenge for coders on known or unknown problems and applications. And free coffee will be available at all times.
Be prepared for an event in which computer programmers, software developers, interface designers, domain-matter-experts, and computer architects collaborate intensively on scientific applications and projects.
Participants will not be required to stay overnight, and hackathoners are strongly encouraged to get a good night’s sleep. The hackathoners may decide to focus on known problems or novel applications areas or to any ideas with no particular constraints.
The hackathon is organized by CINECA, Arm, E4 and Jülich Supercomputing Centre.
Server hardware access will be provided:
- ARMIDA (Arm Infrastructure for the Development of Applications) cluster, located at E4 Computer Engineering’s premises, with 1 Marvell TX2 login node, 1 X86/64 login node, 8 compute nodes, 64 cores per node, Marvell [email protected],2/2.5 GHz, 256 Gbytes/node, Mellanox IB 100 GBytes/sec, ETH FSP28, RH 7.6 (kernel 4.14), GNU 4.8.5, Arm HPC suite
- Cluster located at Juelich Supercomputing Centre. It comprises 12 nodes with HiSilicon Hi1616 processors. The nodes are operated using CentOS 7.6 and provide an up-to-date development environment based on the current Arm HPC suite plus the GNU Compiler Suite 9.
“The Hackathon is a great opportunity to try out new things, where people are trying out new techniques and frameworks and algorithms that don’t enjoy popular use yet but might be the base for the future successes of an application,” Dr. Carlo Cavazzoni, head of R&D of HPC department of CINECA, said. “A clear plus of the hackathon is that forces the participants to focus on the project at hand, and stay away from the distractions of email, meetings and (chat) interruptions that really engenders the necessary level of concentration. Last but not least, there’s also a freewheeling nature of trying new things and attacking things from multiple angles”
“E4 Computer Engineering is supporting these events because they are inspirational activity,” Cosimo Gianfreda, CTO of E4 said. “They foster innovation by increasing networking and collaboration among people who are very smart and creative. Actually, for E4 there are more benefits and value in getting the live feedback of the people participating in these events that you get from internal testing campaigns. Also, it’s a very good recruiting strategy for selecting the brightest talents.”
Registration is now open with limited seats available at http://indico-jsc.fz-juelich.de/e/code-oehi-2019