TREX Announces TREX Build-System Hackathon Nov. 8-12

October 4, 2021

Oct. 4, 2021 — TREX project, TREX, the European Centre of Excellence in HPC for quantum chemistry, has announced its upcoming “TREX Build-system Hackathon,” running from Nov. 8 to 12, 2021. This Hackathon is a multi-day virtual event targeting students, engineers and researchers developing HPC open-source software.

In this Hackathon, TREX will help code developers better understand how to use these build systems to improve the portability of their applications. In addition, well-done configuration scripts facilitate the packaging of the software, and presentations will be given to propose different packaging possibilities to distribute the software.

This Hackathon is a multi-day virtual event targeting students, engineers and researchers developing HPC open-source software. It aims at helping teams of one to six developers improve the build scripts of codes they develop. The supported build systems for this Hackathon are Autotools and CMake.

Prerequisites

Participants are expected to come with a code they develop. They should agree to share their source code with all the other participants. Therefore an open-source license (GPL, BSD, MIT, …) is required. This event will take place with Zoom, and a Slack space will be used for communicating between teams.

Event Format

The TREX Build System Hackathon will be hosted online with all times Central European Summer Time (CEST). Teams will be assigned to virtual breakout rooms to work on their codes and will present their progress to all participants in the main virtual meeting space.

Registration

Registration is free. All team members should register for the event.

Application deadline: Oct. 28, 2021.

For more information, including an agenda and registration details, visit the event page here.

About TREX – the HPC Centre of Excellence for Quantum Chemistry

In order to compete in the demanding rush in high-precision quantum chemical simulation methods, the TREX Center of Excellence (CoE) federates European scientists, High Performance Computing (HPC) stakeholders, and SMEs to develop and apply high-performance software solutions for quantum mechanical simulations at the exascale. The final goal of the project is to develop a set of flagship Quantum Monte Carlo codes, able to exploit the capabilities of the recent exascale computers at its highest.


Source: TREX

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