During this two-day online Bootcamp, participants will learn about multiple GPU programming models and can choose the one that best fits their needs to run their scientific codes on GPUs. This Bootcamp will cover an introduction to GPU programming using OpenACC, OpenMP, stdpar and CUDA C, and provides hands-on opportunities to learn how to analyse GPU-enabled applications using NVIDIA® Nsight™ Systems. This online Bootcamp is a hands-on learning experience where you will be guided through step-by-step instructions with teaching assistants on hand to help throughout.

The Bootcamp is co-organised by LRZ, HLRSOpenACC.org and NVIDIA for [email protected], the German National Competence Centre for High-Performance Computing.

Event Format 

This 2-day Bootcamp will be hosted online in the Central European Time (CET) zone. All communication will be done through Zoom, Slack and email. 


Basic experience with C/C++ or Fortran. No GPU programming knowledge is required.

Compute Resources 

Attendees will be given access to a GPU cluster for the duration of the Bootcamp. 


Day 1 (Intro) March 14, 2022: 09:00am - 04:00pm CET

  • 09:00 AM - 09:15 AM: Welcome (Moderator)
  • 09:15 AM - 09:30 AM: Connecting to a Cluster
  • 09:30 AM - 10:00 AM: Introduction to GPU Computing (Lecture)
  • 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM: Accelerating Standard C++ and Fortran with GPUs (Lecture and Lab)
  • 10:45 AM - 11:00 AM: Break
  • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM: Directive Based Programming with OpenMP and OpenACC on GPU (Lecture and Lab)
  • 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM: Lunch
  • 01:30 PM - 04:00 PM: CUDA C/Fortran Programming (Lecture + Lab)

Day 2 (Challenge: Hands-on) March 15, 2022: 09:00am - 12:30pm CET

  • 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Teaching assistants are assigned to help with the code challenge
  • 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM: Wrap up and QA
Event Focus

Important Event Dates

  • NVIDIA/LRZ N-Ways to GPU Programming Bootcamp Application Deadline
  • NVIDIA/LRZ N-Ways to GPU Programming Bootcamp Day 1
  • NVIDIA/LRZ N-Ways to GPU Programming Bootcamp Day 2