GPU Hackathons provide exciting opportunities for scientists to accelerate their AI research or HPC codes under the guidance of expert mentors from National Labs, Universities and Industry leaders in a collaborative environment.

The TWCC GPU Hackathon is a multi-day event designed to help teams of three to six developers accelerate their own codes on GPUs using a programming model, or machine learning framework of their choice. Each team is assigned mentors for the duration of the event. 

Event Format

The TWCC GPU Hackathon will be hosted online with all times Taipei Standard Time (TST). All communication will be done through Microsoft Teams. 

Prerequisites

  • Teams are expected to be fluent with the code or project they bring to the event and motivated to make progress during the hackathon. 
  • No advanced GPU skills required, but teams are expected to know the basics of GPU programming and profiling at the event. A collection of GPU lectures, tutorials, and labs are available for all participants at no fee. Please contact organizers for more information to help you prepare for the hackathon. 

GPU Compute Resource

Teams attending the event will be given access to a GPU cluster for the duration of the Hackathon. 

Agenda

Pre Event Day: Wednesday, November 10, 2:00PM - 5:00PM (All times are TST, UTC+8)

  • Introduction, announcements, meet your mentors
  • TWCC platform introduction
  • Nsight profiling tool introduction

Day 1: Wednesday, November 24, 9:00AM - 5:00PM 

  • 09:00AM-11:00AM: Introductions, Meet the Mentors, 1st Team Intro Presentations
  • 11:00AM-12:00PM: Social Hour
  • 12:00AM-04:00PM: Teams and Mentors start working in breakout rooms
  • 04:00PM-05:00PM: 2nd team presentations (SCRUM) showing results of day 1 and plans for the rest of the event

Day 2: Wednesday, December 1, 9:00AM - 5:00PM 

  • 09:00AM-10:00AM: Daily SCRUMs. Teams present for 5mins on daily progress
  • 10:00AM-05:00PM: Teams work on codes with Mentors

Day 3: Thursday, December 2, 9:00AM - 5:00PM

  • 09:00AM-10:00AM: Daily SCRUMs. Teams present for 5mins on daily progress
  • 10:00AM-05:00PM: Teams work on codes with Mentors

Day 4: Friday, December 3, 9:00AM - 5:30PM

  • 09:00AM-04:00PM: Teams work on codes with Mentors
  • 04:00PM-05:30PM: Final team presentations (7mins per team)
Event Focus
HPC+AI

Important Event Dates

  • TWCC GPU Hackathon Application Deadline
  • TWCC GPU Hackathon Day 1
  • TWCC GPU Hackathon Day 2
  • TWCC GPU Hackathon Day 3
  • TWCC GPU Hackathon Day 4