Welcome to the OpenACC GPU Applicaton Hackathon China 2019, hosted by the Computer Network Information Center (CNIC), Chinese Academy of Sciences. The goal of this 5-day Hackathon is to jumpstart acceleration or optimization of potentially scalable application codes on GPUs with OpenACC and other tools. Teams of developers are welcome to join this 5-day hands-on training with intensive mentoring by mentors from research institutes, universities and vendors, who have extensive experience in programming GPUs. Some of our mentors develop the GPU-capable compilers and help define standards such as OpenACC and OpenMP. Participating teams are expected to leave with applications running on GPUs, or at least a clear roadmap of how to get there.

Targeted Audience

We are looking for teams of 3-5 developers with either (1) a (potentially) scalable application that could benefit from GPU accelerators, or (2) an application running on accelerators that needs optimization. Collectively the team should know the application intimately.


Prior programming experience with GPUs is NOT a requirement. You will learn quickly in the intense 5-day schedule, working on your code 95% of the time with the mentors. We encourage you to become familiar with OpenACC so that you can use your time at the hackathon more efficiently.

Team Application Submission

Please follow the link below to submit a group application. The deadline for application submission is March 1, 2019. Notification of acceptance will be sent out by March 7, 2019.

Cost and Fees

Participation in the training event is free of charge. The accommodation and lunches, as well as access to the supercomputers throughout the event will also be provided by the organizers and sponsors.

Tentative Schedule

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Important Dates

Submission Deadline
1 Mar
    Acceptance Notification
    7 Mar
      15 Apr


        Computer Network Information Center, Chinese Academy of Sciences
        Building No.2, Room 507
        4 Zhongguancun Nansijie (Zhongguancun South 4th Street)
        Haidian District, Beijing 100190, China



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