Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) under the aegis of the National Supercomputing Mission (NSM) in association with NVIDIA & OpenACC, is organizing two days training program (Bootcamp) on accelerating applications on Nvidia GPUs. This bootcamp is specifically designed and tuned for the computational scientists.

In this hands-on training, participants will learn about multiple GPU programming models and can choose the one that best fits their needs to run their  scientific codes on GPUs. This bootcamp  will cover, an introduction to GPU programming using C++ Parallel Constructs, parallel programming frameworks like OpenACC, OpenMP as well as programming models like CUDA C and Kokkos.

Event Format

The bootcamp will be hosted online in the Indian Standard Time (IST) zone. All communication will be done through Zoom, Slack and email.


Basic experience with C/C++ programming is needed. No GPU programming knowledge is required. This event has limited capacity, so please make sure that prerequisites are met before applying. Selected participants will be receiving an acceptance email with details on how to participate. Participants will be selected based on the details provided in the application form.


Day 1 (Intro): February 17, 2021

  • Welcome (Moderator): 9:00 AM
  • Connecting to a cluster: 9:15 AM - 9:30 AM
  • Introduction to GPU computing: 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM (Lecture)
  • Accelerating Standard C++ with GPUs using stdpar: 10 AM - 10:30 AM (Lecture and Lab)
  • Directive Based Programming with OpenMP and OpenACC on GPU:  10:45 AM - 12:15 PM (Lecture and Lab)

Day 2 (Advanced): February 18,2021

  • CUDA C Programming 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM (Lecture + Lab)
  • Break 11:00 AM -12:30 PM (Challenge)

Compute Resources

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

Event Focus

Important Event Dates

  • Application Deadline
  • C-DAC & NSM GPU Bootcamp Day 1
  • C-DAC & NSM GPU Bootcamp Day 2