The SC Conference brings together thousands of attendees from the international high-performance computing community for an exceptional technical program and interactive discussions. Please join OpenACC at the conference to learn more about the OpenACC organization, explore Open Hackathon and Bootcamp opportunities and outcomes, share your research and feedback, discuss the OpenACC specification, and be a part of our growing user community and organization.

OpenACC and Hackathons Asia-Pacific Summit 2022

This year, we are holding our first OpenACC and Hackathons Asia-Pacific Summit featuring leading research from preeminent organizations across Australia, India, Japan, Korea and Taiwan. Scheduled from August 23rd to the 25th, this digital event will focus on a variety of critical topics ranging from AI-enabled physics and natural language processing to scientific libraries and frameworks for HPC to showcase the research projects that are impacting the scientific and developer communities of the region.

OpenACC and Hackathons Summit 2022

Starting from humble beginnings as a small OpenACC user meeting, today our annual OpenACC and Hackathons Summit has grown to showcase not only leading research accelerated by OpenACC directives-based programming model, but impactful work being done through the Hackathons that we manage across laboratories, research institutions, and supercomputing centers worldwide.  

NVIDIA GPU Technology Conference (GTC) Fall 2022

NVIDIA GTC is the developer conference for the era of AI and the metaverse. Register free to receive access to over 200 talks, panels, and workshops that dive into the latest in AI, 3D simulation and design, data science, and more. The global online conference takes place this September 19 - 22 and includes a keynote from NVIDIA CEO and founder Jensen Huang.  Learn more.

Open Hackathons

The Open Hackathons program is designed to help scientists, researchers and developers accelerate and optimize their applications on a variety of data center architectures including CPUs and GPUs. We pair domain scientists with experienced mentors to learn the critical accelerated and parallel computing skills needed by the scientific community. Today, thousands of domain experts from universities, research and high-performance computing centers, and industries around the world have been trained and over 550 scientific applications have been accelerated in part or completely. Full schedule and application details

Open Bootcamps

Open Bootcamps are free, one- or two-day events intended to help researchers and developers build confidence in their programming skills across GPUs or other data center technologies to start accelerating their projects and prepare to apply to Hackathons in the future.

Participants are introduced to available libraries, programming models, and platforms through a mix of lectures, labs, and extensive hands-on collaboration based on real-life codes, data, and use cases. To keep the events both productive and fun, bootcamps include a competition component where teams work on challenges to show the best acceleration techniques.


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 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!