VI <font size=5>Spanish Parallel Programming Contest</font>
VI Spanish Parallel Programming Contest

Edsger W. Dijkstra

The question of whether Machines Can Think... is about as relevant as the question of whether Submarines Can Swim.

Important information

The VI Spanish Parallel Programming Contest (non-Spanish teams can participate in exhibition mode, without option to price) will celebrate online in September 14th 2016, from 16:10 to 20:10 (Spanish time), as part of the Jornadas Sarteco, to celebrate in Salamanca, Spain. The inscription is open in this page until September 10th. The inscriptions be given an account in the tests of previous editions to practice with them as warm-up session.

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.


Universidad de Murcia    SARTECO