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Helmholtz GPU Hackathon 2020

14.09.2020 08:00 Uhr
18.09.2020 16:00 Uhr
Helmholtz Information and Data Science Academy (HIDA) in Berlin

The next GPU Hackathon that takes place in Europe will take place at the Helmholtz Information and Data Science Academy (HIDA) in Berlin on September 14-18, 2020. This event is jointly organized by Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) and Jülich Supercomputing Centre (JSC) in association with the Helmholtz Federated IT Services Software Cluster (HIFIS). The goal of the 5-day hands-on workshop is for current or prospective user groups of large-scale, GPU-accelerated systems to port their applications to GPU accelerators or to further optimize already ported applications. The teams should leave with applications running on GPUs, or at least with a clear roadmap of how to get there.

Access will be provided to the following GPU-accelerated supercomputers:

  • The TAURUS system at TU Dresden with NVIDIA K80 GPUs and Intel Haswell processors as well as NVIDIA V100 GPUs and IBM POWER9 processors
  • The JUWELS cluster at JSC with NVIDIA V100 GPUs and Intel Skylake processors

The selected projects will receive mentors that will prepare them and their application for the hackathon week and will work with them in person during that week.

Join us for this one week of extreme immersion in GPU computing. If you are currently pondering if or how to move your application to GPUs, this event is for you and you should apply!

For submitting an application for participation go to

The evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic and related restrictions are difficult to predict. While the hackathon is currently planned as an in-person event, we may change this to a digital event leveraging the experiences of other hackathons, which will take place in May and June 2020. At this point, we encourage you to apply even if the restrictions, which are in place today, would not allow you to attend.

Deadline for submitting applications is July 14, 2020.