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

Isaac Asimov

I do not fear computers. I fear lack of them.

Important information

The VII Spanish Parallel Programming Contest (non-Spanish teams can participate in exhibition mode, without option to price) will celebrate as part of the Jornadas Sarteco, to celebrate in Málaga, Spain, between 20th and 22nd September 2017. Non Spanish teams and individual can participate online in Exhibition Mode. The inscription for the classification test in June 15 is open until June 12, and for the final test until September 14nd.

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 be included in the classification and 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 for inscription will be open from middle July 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 will consist of solving a number of problems in a given time. For each of the problems a sequential solution will be provided, and the teams will then develop their own faster solutions using a set of given technologies such as OpenMP, MPI, CUDA or XeonPhi.


SARTECO Centro de Supercomputación de Galicia Universidad de Murcia Universidad de Santiago de Compostela