EuroHack20: GPU Programming Hackathon


The Swiss National Supercomputing Centre is pleased to announce that the sixth GPU-programming EuroHack will be held exceptionally as an online event this year, from September 21 to September 30, 2020. Please note that the event will take place in Central European Summer Time – from 9:00 to 17:00.

The application deadline is now over! Selected teams are invited to register as per the instructions received in the notification of acceptance.

Note: this event is by invitation only


Teams selected for participation in the EuroHack20: GPU Programming Hackathon have been sent a separate correspondence with instructions on registration and on how to obtain the credentials to access the CSCS machines. We invite selected teams to refer to that correspondence. Should you not have received a decision notification, you may contact us at the following email address: tatjana.ruefli__AT__cscs.ch

Deadline for registration: Sunday, August 23, 2020

Participation costs

Participation in the workshop is free of charge. Access to the supercomputers throughout the event is offered by the Swiss National Supercomputing Centre (CSCS). Mentors and learning materials are provided by CSCS, the OpenACC organization and other partners.


Please contact Vasileios Karakasis (karakasis__AT__cscs.ch) or Jocksch Andreas (jocksch__AT__cscs.ch) for questions related to the EuroHack content.

We look forward to connecting with you at the end of September!


Day 1: September 21, 2020

9:00 - 10:30:

  • Introductions and review online tools – 10 mins
  • Welcome Talk by the Host – 10 mins
  • Cluster access review (raplab-hackathon & Piz Daint) – 20 mins
  • Team introductions: 1-2 slides per team – 3 mins each
  • Mentor introductions – 10 mins (30 sec each)

10:30 - 11:30: Social time
11:30 - 16:15: Teams work with mentors
16:15 - 17:00: Scrum sessions (team presentations)
17:00: End

September 22 - 25, 2020

Teams work with mentors separately through Slack or other online tools on their codes

Day 2 & 3: September 28 - 29, 2020

9:00 - 10:00: [Daily SCRUMs] Each team presents for 5 min on daily progress
10:00 - 17:00: Teams work on codes with mentors

  • 15:00 - 15:30 [Optional] Energy booster time with Tai Chi Trainer

Day 2 & 3: September 30, 2020

9:00 - 16:00: Teams work on codes with mentors
16:00: Final team presentations (7 min each team)