OpenMP Brookathon 2019 at BNL

The Computational Science Initiative at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) is organizing, in conjunction with Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and IBM, the “OpenMP Brookathon 2019”, on April 29–May 2, 2019. 

The goal of this hackathon is to port, optimize and evolve applications towards the latest OpenMP versions (4.5+). This event will be co-organized with ORNL and IBM. In practical terms, this event will enable application teams and developers to accelerate their code with the use of GPUs, as well as exploiting the latest OpenMP functionality to program (IBM Power9) multi-core platforms.

Programming experience with OpenMP 4.5 offload or CUDA is not a requirement. We will hold training events / tutorials covering the set of background topics required. In the weeks preceding the hackathon, you will have a chance to attend training to prepare you for the event. Prior GPU experience is not required!

We are already accepting team applications. We will also have IBM engineers and architects on-site, and a number of OpenMP compiler, runtime and application experts from other national labs and universities (including people from Rice University HPCToolkit).

Deadline for application is April 5, 2019. Please check out  for more details.

Contact Martin Kong ( if you have any questions.