AMD GPU Hackathon 2021

Accelerating your code for the future

AMD and DiRAC have come together to put on a 3 day event to explore the potential of AMD GPUs for research. The event will focus on porting and optimising your exciting GPU code using the newest AMD development suit.


This will comprise of a morning of presentations, followed by in-depth supplemental self-paced on-line materials. Topic covered will be a basic introduction to ROCm, porting CUDA code, and using multi GPU cards.


This will be a virtual event, so all participants can work from the comfort of there own home, or any where in the world. You will be given access to AMDs very new cluster, and up to date cluster.

Each team will be allocated there own GPU server with up to six of the latest AMD GPU cards. AMD experts from around the world will be on hand to help you get the most out of your code.

MI100 accelerators supported by AMD ROCm™, the industry’s first open software platform, offer customers an open platform that helps eliminate vendor lock-in, enabling developers to enhance existing GPU codes to run everywhere. Combined with the award winning AMD EPYC™ processors and AMD Infinity Fabric™ technology, MI100-powered systems provide scientists and researchers platforms that propel discoveries today and prepare them for exascale tomorrow.”


The event will be held as a 1/2 day training session on the 21st of January, then a week later on the 28th-29th, a 2 day hackathon with support from AMD experts. There will be access to computer systems after the training day to prepare everyone prior to the event.


If interested please fill in application form and submit it to by Monday the 4th of January.