4th GPU Hackathon at Princeton (Virtual)

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4th GPU Hackathon at Princeton (Virtual)

June 6, 2022 June 8, 2022

4th GPU Hackathon at Princeton (Virtual event)
June 1, 2022 (Prep day)
June 6-8, 2022 (Main event)

Contact: Ma. Florevel (Floe) Fusin-Wischusen (floe@princeton.edu)


Graphics Processing Units (GPUs) offer high performance and
massive parallelization, but learning how to program GPUs for
scientific applications can be daunting.

To help reduce the barrier to entry, Princeton will host its
4th annual GPU hackathon, organized and sponsored by NVIDIA,
Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF), and
Princeton Institute for Computational Science & Engineering

Interested research groups should apply to send a small team
of 3-6 developers who will be paired with experienced
mentors from industry and national laboratories in order to
help migrate their code to GPUs and/or optimize codes already
running on GPUs.

The event will include a “prep day” of code profiling and
preliminaries followed by an intensive 3-day scrum.

* Prior experience with programming GPUs is not required, but
participants will be encouraged to get an overview of
different GPU programming paradigms prior to the hackathon
via training materials that will be provided in advance.

* All fields are welcome, from astrophysics to
machine learning to genomics.

* Although Princeton and Princeton-area teams will be given
priority, a Princeton affiliation is not required, so share
this announcement to interested colleagues from neighboring
institutions (partner GPU hackathons hosted in other parts of
the US and the world are listed at gpuhackathons.org/events).

* Prior hackathon participants are also welcome to apply but
such teams should explicitly address in their applications
the additional value they hope to gain from attending the
hackathon again.

* Space is limited, and applications will be reviewed for
the goodness of fit with the goals and resources of the hackathon
(including the availability of appropriate mentors for a
given team).

* Access to computing resources will be provided for the
duration of the hackathon, and there will be a virtual
social event on one of the hackathon days. 

* A guide for what to expect as an attendee can be found here:


Apply Now!

for full consideration.

Once final teams are selected (by late April), the hackathon
landing page will be filled in with information including
additional pre-event logistics.

Junior Mentors Needed:

If you already have some GPU programming experience but
do not plan to submit an application, and if you would like
the opportunity to spend a week working with and learning from
a group of GPU experts, email floe@princeton.edu.