BSCTech Hackathons

The Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC) offers you a marathon of hackathons this fall.

From October 25 to November 4 there will be three Hackathons that will use the MareNostrum 4 supercomputer and technologies developed at the centre. These initiatives are co-organized with companies and research projects, which include among their objectives experimenting with tools developed in the BSC and investigating how they can be useful to face the computing challenges of the future.


The first of the activities will be the BSC-NVIDIA GPU Hackathons for HPC and AI and will take place on October 25 and from November 2 to 4.

This is a GPU Hackathon that offers scientists the opportunity to accelerate their Artificial Intelligence or HPC codes research using a programming model or machine learning framework of their choice.

Participants will have access to the resources of the MN4 CTE-Power and the technologies developed in the BSC that they will use are Extrae, Paraver and Dimemas.

This Hackathon is promoted by the centers of excellence RAISE, CHEESE and CompBioMed2 and is carried out in collaboration with the company NVIDA.


The MNHACK21: 3rd MareNostrum Hackathon will be the next event and will take place from November 2nd to 4th. The goal of this activity is to help optimize applications using a variety of programming models.

Participants will have access to the resources of the general-purpose cluster of the MareNostrum 4 supercomputer and the GPU enable MN4 CTE-Power cluster and will use, among others, the technologies of the BSC Extrae, Paraver, Dimemas, OmpSs, OmpSs-2, OmpSs-2 @ OpenACC and OmpSs-2 @ Cluster.

This is the third edition of this activity, which is organized within the framework of the EPEEC project.


And the 2021 series will be closed, on November 5, by the Arm-BSC Hackathon.

This meeting is aimed at application developers interested in learning about the impact of the Fujitsu A64FX processor features on their High Performance Computing and Machine Learning applications. Arm researchers and engineers will describe the company's HPC tools (including compilers, math libraries, debugging and profiling tools) to explore what benefits this processor can bring.

During the meeting, the MN4 CTE-ARM cluster will be used and various applications developed at BSC will be optimized to be executed on this type of hardware.

This activity is organized in collaboration with the Arm company, within the framework of the Arm-BSC Center of Excellence and the European EPI project.