NOAA together with NVIDIA will host a virtual GPU Hackathon with prep meetings on November 23rd and December 1st and the actual programming event December 7-9th. GPU Hackathons provide exciting opportunities for scientists to accelerate their AI research or HPC codes under the guidance of expert mentors from National Labs, Universities and Industry leaders in a collaborative environment. The NOAA Hackathon is a multi-day event designed to help teams of three to six developers accelerate their own codes on GPUs using a programming model, or machine learning framework of their choice. Each team is assigned mentors for the duration of the event. This Hackathon is open to all NOAA scientists and their collaborators with the event limited to 10 total teams. Additional Hackathons will be scheduled if there is high interest.


  • Teams are expected to be fluent with the code or project they bring to the event and motivated to make progress during the hackathon. 
  • No advanced GPU skills required, but teams are expected to know the basics of GPU programming and profiling at the event. A collection of GPU lectures, tutorials, and labs are available for all participants at no fee. Please contact organizers for more information to help you prepare for the hackathon. 

GPU Compute Resource

Teams attending the event will be given access to a GPU cluster for the duration of the hackathon. If participants prefer they can use their own GPU resource at the event.

Event Format

NOAA Hackathon will be hosted online with all times Eastern. Each team will be assigned to a virtual breakout room to work with mentors on their codes and will present reports (SCRUMS) on their progress to all participants in the main virtual meeting space daily. 

Attending the Hackathon

If your team is accepted for the hackathon, registration information will be provided along with mentor introductions and computational resource access. Accepted teams should:

  • Register all team members for the event.
  • Review the attendee guide

To get a better idea of what the virtual GPU Hackathon will be like, check out this blog post on the first virtual hackathon in the series hosted by San Diego Supercomputer Center. 

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Event Focus

Important Event Dates

  • Application Deadline
  • Hackathon Day 1
  • Hackathon Day 2
  • Hackathon Day 3
  • Hackathon Day 4