DPU Hackathon 2023
16/17 February 2023
Durham University, Department of Computer Science, Durham, UK (hybrid, in person preferred)
In collaboration with NVIDIA Networking
Durham’s Department of Computer Science, in collaboration with Durham’s DiRAC facilities and Durham’s ExCALIBUR H&ES installations, has organised a 1.5 day hackathon on how to use NVIDIA BlueField technology.
BlueField-empowered systems are supercomputers, where each individual networking card is equipped with additional ARM processors. These processors can, for example, take ownership of data movements between nodes, i.e. release the host from messaging-related work, manipulate message content while the messages fly through the network, own checkpointing, …
During the hybrid workshop, participants will first get a brief intro into BlueField technology, and can then try out prepared exercises on these machines. After that, we host a series of talks and brainstorming sessions on how this technology could enable next-generation simulation software. Finally, NVIDIA’s experts will be available to help with some prototyping of ideas on BlueField cards.
The workshop will be hosted by Durham’s Department of Computer Science. However, we will accommodate participation via Zoom.
|Tuesday, 16 February 2023||9:00-12:00||Introduction to NVIDIA BlueField technology with hands-on exercises||Rich Graham|
|13:00-15:00||Brainstorming and prototyping session||Participants|
|16:00-17:00||Talk: NVIDIA’s Intelligent Networking Vision||Rich Graham and Steve Davey|
|17:00-18:30||Elevator pitches: what we might want to do with BlueFields||Participants|
|Friday, 17 February 2023||9:00-13:00||Hackathon: Participants write first prototypes||Participants with support by NVIDIA engineers|
Call for participants
The course is open to all researchers free of charge. Participants should
- have C or FORTRAN programming knowledge;
- MPI expertise;
- Sign up for access to DINE through the project do009.
The registration will close on 8 February 2023 aoe.
Accommodation and travel
There is no support for accommodation and travel, but we can point out that there are a few hotels nearby that guests of the department use frequently. Participants are expected to make all booking themselves: