EuroHack18: GPU Programming Hackathon

Hotel De La Paix
Vacancies available

The Swiss National Supercomputing Centre is pleased to announce that the fourth GPU-programming hackathon will be held from October 01 to 05, 2018 at the Hotel De La Paix  in Lugano, located in the Italian area of Switzerland.

NOTE: This event is by invitation only


01.10.2018 - 05.10.2018 
There will be an icebreaker on Sunday, 30.09.2018 in Lugano (location to be announced in a separate email).


Your team should consist of minimum 2 to maximum 4 developers. Due to funding restrictions it is not possible to invite more than 4 participants per team.


Participation in the workshop is free of charge. The meeting room, lunches and one conference dinner, as well as access to the supercomputers throughout the event are offered by the Swiss National Supercomputing Centre (CSCS). Mentors and learning materials are provided by CSCS and NVIDIA (an official event sponsor) and other partner organizations.

Participants are responsible for their travels to the meeting venue, their accommodation, 4 dinners during the week, and personal expenses.


In order to offer a good atmosphere for a week of intense programming, we have chosen Hotel De La Paix in Lugano, Switzerland, only minutes by foot to the scenic Lake of Lugano.

Hotel De La Paix
Via Cattori 18
6900 Lugano

Email address: booking@delapaix.ch
Telephone number: +41 91 960 60 60


Registration for EuroHack18 is now closed.
Deadline for registration: Monday, September 24, 2018


If you wish to stay at the hotel where the Hackathon will be hosted, you can request a room from a block reservation. Please contact the hotel to make your individual booking and remember to mention that you are a participant in the EuroHack 2018.

Room block code: EuroHack 2018

The block reservation will be released on September 01, 2018. We cannot guarantee room availablity after this date.

Single room for single use: CHF 150/night
Double room for single use: CHF 155/night
Double room for double use: CHF 210/night

These rates include breakfast, service and VAT. Tourists have to pay taxes per person/night in the amount of CHF 5.80.


Lugano is easy to reach with several means of public transportation.

  • Airplane

Malpensa Airport (MXP, Milan, Italy) is 1 h 20 min drive from Lugano. An express shuttle bus connects Lugano main station to Malpensa Airport. Make sure you book the shuttle in advance. Go to the Malpensa Shuttle website to view the timetable and make a reservation online.

Zurich Airport (ZRH) is a 2 h 40 min train ride from Lugano that will take you through central Switzerland and through winding tunnels to cross the Alps. Well worth the trip for rail enthusiasts.

Lugano also has a local airport (LUG).  While continental flights to LUG tend to be more expensive than to MXP or ZRH, it can in some cases be a viable choice.

  • Rail

The FFS, the Swiss railroad network, is extremely widespread and permits one to travel throughout the country.


Please contact William Sawyer (wsawyer_AT_cscs.ch) for questions related to the EuroHack content, or Raluca Hodoroaba (raluca_AT_cscs.ch) for questions related to the workshop logistics.