National HPC Hackathon

378 Registered Allowed team size: 1 - 4

This campaign is over.

Idea Phase
starts on:
Nov 01, 2021, 04:30 AM
ends on:
Nov 25, 2021, 06:25 PM
Hack Phase
starts on:
Nov 29, 2021, 04:30 AM
ends on:
Dec 08, 2021, 04:30 AM



  • Successful submissions (qualified) will compete based on a report generated, there will be certain prescribed sections of the report such as describing how the same workload was run with Intel on AWS, a comparison on the key metrics vs on-premise, optimizations done to better performance with Intel on AWS.
  • Judging is both qualitative and quantitative. For example, difficulty of the optimization carried out, magnitude of performance increase, with a point system attached to each criterion.
  • Points will be awarded on the following format: 
    • Porting of application with Intel on AWS: The application/workflow needs to run end-to-end on AWS HPC Stack, *without at least a partial port, candidates cannot advance.
    • Usage of Intel compilers and libraries: Participants are able to demonstrate they have used Intel compilers and libraries to compile the applications and tools used in the workflow.
    • Workflow performance optimization: Optimize the workflow get a lower end to end workflow completion time compared to baseline using the same datasets and input parameters 
    • Performance on specific tools of the workflow: Optimize specific tools used in the workflow, optimizations can only be based on using Intel compilers or performance libraries, no code changes allowed unless the code change is novel and taking advantage of the cloud solution or Intel® architecture.
    • Cost optimization: Optimize the application/workflow to reduce costs compared to baseline run costs.
  • Additional information on the report, such as importance of running the workflows faster, will be a plus.

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