GPU Hackathons in Europe 2021

8. January 2021

Many of the recently installed as well as the upcoming supercomputers will be GPU-accelerated. 

Throughout this year there will be multiple GPU Hackathons taking place in Europe, many of them organized by institutions that are also involved as partners in one or more European Centres of Excellence for High-Performance Computing. For the time being, all of the Hackathons will be virtual:


The hackathons are four day intensive hands-on events designed to help computational scientists port their applications to GPUs using libraries, OpenACC, CUDA and other tools by pairing participants with dedicated mentors experienced in GPU programming and development. 

Representing distinguished scholars and pre-eminent institutions around the world, these teams of mentors and attendees work together to realize performance gains and speed-ups by taking advantage of parallel programming on GPUs.

Applications can be submitted at

The deadline for the first hackathon is January 28.

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