OpenACC Summit 2020

Expanding from the annual meeting, the OpenACC Summit brings together users of the OpenACC programming model and members of OpenACC organization representing national laboratories, industry, and universities and research institutions to exchange information and expand the use of this programming model in various scientific domains.

This completely remote digital event features a keynote, Birds of a Feather (BoF), several OpenACC talks, two "Connect with Experts" sessions and a GPU Bootcamp, and includes the opportunity to gather OpenACC user feedback that will be used to develop and advance the functionality of the OpenACC specification. View the complete list of OpenACC activities. 


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

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.orgNVIDIA, 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.

Online Courses

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

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!