The objective of the HiPC Programming Contest is to introduce bright and motivated students to industry-relevant problems in the area of high performance computing. This engagement will act as a bridge between industry and academia to forge active engagement between the two.
Participation in the programming challenge is free and does not incur any registration fees. The top three teams in each track will be presented with prizes and invited to the virtual HiPC 2021 conference, where they will have the opportunity to present their approach and solutions. After the final notification, each member of the team selected for the presentation must register for the conference, and HiPC provides limited scholarships to register for the conference.
The challenge is divided into two stages. In the first stage, students may deploy and test their submission locally (on their machine or a cluster provided by their institute). After initial testing, in the second stage, each participating group will be given access to a cluster (see Important Dates below) to deploy and test their solutions in an environment similar to the one that will be used for final evaluations. The submission guidelines for each track will be made available along with the challenge problem.
All submissions will be vetted for plagiarism using the MOSS MIT tool. Submissions that are found to be plagiarized will be rejected. The submission link will be posted.
To introduce more students to parallel programming concepts and to encourage high-quality submissions, the contest will host the following online training sessions for the registered students. The sessions will be aimed towards providing an overview and development of best practices for these systems.
The top three teams in each track will be presented with prizes for individual tracks at the HiPC conference. In addition, they will be invited to the virtual HiPC 2021 conference where they will have the opportunity to present their approach and solutions. HiPC provides limited scholarships to register for the conference.
Registration Closes: August 16, 2021
Challenge Problem Release: August 31, 2021
Online training sessions (tentative): September 2nd Week, 2021
Teams are given access to cluster for self-evaluation: October 1, 2021
Final Submission Deadline: October 31, 2021
Final Notifications: November 15, 2021
All the deadlines are shown in IST (UTC +05:30)
Please use this link to register.