BSCTech Hackathons

The Barcelona Supercomputing Center-Centro Nacional de Supercomputación (BSC-CNS) launches a news series of hackathons this fall.

We will host two hackathons that will take place from 17 to 20 of October at the BSC facilities and will use the MareNostrum 4 supercomputer and technologies developed at the centre. These initiatives are co-organized with companies, 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 MNHACK22: 4th MareNostrum Hackathon will take place from the 17th to the 19th of October at the BSC Building Auditorium (Floor -1). 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 fourth edition of this activity, which is sponsored by Nvidia and HPCNow!.


The Arm SVE BSC Hackathon 2022 will take place the 20th of October.

This hackathon is aimed at application developers interested in learning about the impact of the latest Arm 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 hackathon, the MN4 CTE-ARM cluster and Graviton3 instances 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 Arm, within the framework of the Arm-BSC Center of Excellence and the European EPI project.