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OpenACC Monthly Highlights: July and August 2018


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Catch up on the latest OpenACC Monthly Highlights including OpenACC in the news, growth in momentum, and upcoming events.

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OpenACC Monthly Highlights: July and August 2018

  1. 1. July and August 2018 OPENACC MONTHLY HIGHLIGHTS
  2. 2. 2 WHAT IS OPENACC main() { <serial code> #pragma acc kernels { <parallel code> } } Add Simple Compiler Directive POWERFUL & PORTABLE Directives-based programming model for parallel computing Designed for performance and portability on CPUs and GPUs SIMPLE Open Specification Developed by Consortium
  3. 3. 3 silica IFPEN, RMM-DIIS on P100 OPENACC GROWING MOMENTUM Wide Adoption Across Key HPC Codes ANSYS Fluent Gaussian VASP LSDalton MPAS GAMERA GTC XGC ACME FLASH COSMO Numeca OVER 100 APPS* USING OpenACC Prof. Georg Kresse Computational Materials Physics University of Vienna For VASP, OpenACC is the way forward for GPU acceleration. Performance is similar to CUDA, and OpenACC dramatically decreases GPU development and maintenance efforts. We’re excited to collaborate with NVIDIA and PGI as an early adopter of Unified Memory. VASP Top Quantum Chemistry and Material Science Code * Applications in production and development
  4. 4. 4  Blog: Using OpenACC to Port Solar Storm Modeling Code to GPUs by Ron Caplan from Predictive Science OPENACC IN THE NEWS  InsideHPC: OpenACC Helps Scientists Port their code at the Center for Application Readiness (CARR) - Interview with Jack Wells (ORNL) and Duncan Poole (  InsideHPC: Porting HPC Codes with Directives and OpenACC - interview with Michael Wolfe ( Read More Read More Read More
  5. 5. 5 RESOURCES Paper: Abstractions and Directives for Adapting Wavefront Algorithms to Future Architectures We parallelize the Koch-Baker-Alcouffe (KBA) parallel-wavefront sweep algorithm in the main kernel of Minisweep (the miniapplication) using CUDA, OpenMP and OpenACC. Our OpenACC implementation running on NVIDIA’s nextgeneration Volta GPU boasts an 85.06x speedup over serial code, which is larger than CUDA’s 83.72x speedup over the same serial implementation. Read More
  6. 6. 6 CALL FOR APPLICATIONS Event Deadline Mentors for GPU Hackathons - travel funding available All year round CDAC GPU Hackathon, Pune, India August 20, 2018 WACCPD, Dallas, TX, USA August 29, 2018 GTC China, Suzhou, China September 20, 2018 GTC 2019, San Jose, CA, USA September 21, 2018 IPDPS, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil October 8, 2018
  7. 7. 7 UPCOMING EVENTS COMPLETE LIST OF EVENTS Event Date SJTU GPU Hackathon, Shanghai, China August 20-24, 2018 NCSA GPU Hackathon, U of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA September 10-14, 2018 CDAC GPU Hackathon, Pune, India September 17-21, 2018 BNL GPU Hackathon, Upton, USA September 17-21, 2018 CSCS GPU Hackathon, Lugano, Switzerland October 1-5, 2018 ORNL GPU Hackathon, Oak Ridge, TN, USA October 22-26, 2018
  8. 8. WWW.OPENACC.ORG Learn more at