II Spanish Parallel Programming Contest

Craig Bruce

It is hardware that makes a machine fast. It is software that makes a fast machine slow.

Important information

The II Spanish Parallel Programming Contest has been organized as part of the SARTECO Symposium 2012 September 19-21 2012 in Elche. The third edition is planned for the Jornadas Sateco in the CEDI in Madrid, September 2013.

Parallel systems have become a standard, and the Spanish Parallel Programming Contest is organized with the aim of promoting this programming paradigm among University students.

Non Spanish individuals or teams, without limite of age, not necessarily from university, can participate in Exhibition Mode (without option to prizes).
CHANGES in the 2017 contest:

  • Systems of the CESGA are used for the tests.
  • A test is open in the system of CESGA where the contest will run, with OpenMP, MPI, CUDA and XeonPhi (OpenMP in offload mode) problems of edition 2011, and a test warmup+registration is open for registration until the 14th September. A small system (a quad core) is available to practise with OpenMP and MPI problems of all the editions. Accounts can be automatically obtained. If a new record is obtained, access will be given to the corresponding contest in the system of CESGA for its validation and inclusion in the table of records.

The contest consists of solving a number of problems in a given time. For each of the problems a sequential solution is provided, and the teams develop their own faster solutions using a set of given technologies such as OpenMP, MPI, CUDA or XeonPhi.

Winners of 2011 edition
Winners of 2011 edition


Fundación Parque Científico de Murcia    Universidad de Murcia    Universidad Miguel Hernández de Elche    NVIDIA SARTECO