OpenACC at GTC20
The GPU Technology Conference (GTC) offers valuable training as well as a showcase for the most vital work in the computing industry today, including high performance computing, artificial intelligence and deep learning, healthcare, virtual reality, accelerated analytics, and self-driving cars. GTC20 offers several opportunities for learning about OpenACC and collaborating with your fellow OpenACC users through a variety of talks, tutorials, posters, and meet-the-experts hangouts. Details for the OpenACC activities at GTC20 will be posted shortly.
Hackathons are five day intensive hands-on mentoring sessions.They are designed to help computational scientists port their applications to GPUs using libraries, OpenACC, CUDA and other tools. They are currently lead by the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and OpenACC Organization. Full schedule and registration details.
GPU bootcamps are free, one- or two-day events designed to teach scientists and researchers how to start quickly accelerating codes on GPUs. Participants will be introduced to available libraries, programming models, and platforms and will learn the basics of GPU programming through extensive hands-on collaboration based on real-life codes using the OpenACC programming model. GPU Bootcamp is organized collaboratively by OpenACC.org, NVIDIA, and OLCF.
Workshops help students learn how to start with OpenACC. These events can run for a few hours, a day or several days and include hands-on exercises. Workshops are a great preparation for hackathons.
Similar to workshops, online courses allow students to participate remotely through webinar platforms. Just as with in-person workshops, online courses offer lectures, hands-on exercises and Q&A sessions. Most of the online courses are recorded and available for review at https://www.openacc.org/events/openacc-online-course.
User Group Meetings
The OpenACC User Group meets a few times a year during key HPC events to discuss training, provide feedback on the specification, collaborate on OpenACC-related research and activities, share experiences and best practices and have a good time with great company!