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The Parallel Programming Marathon is a SBAC-PAD track that occurs since 2006. Current edition is supported by Intel, SGI and VersatusHPC.
This year, a GPU Special Contest will also be offered to graphical processors fans.
The main purpose of these contests is to spread intellectual enhancements in parallel and distributed programming through a high-level competition, involving correct resolution and performance gain of the proposed solution. Undergraduate and post-graduated students of Computer Science, Computer Engineering and other courses of related area may participate of the Marathon.
Competition teams are composed by three (3) members, graduated or undergraduated students, who are going to have only a computer to solve up to 9 problems during 5 hours of duration. Competition teams can also bring printed hard copy material (e.g. papers, books, manuals).
Judgment is strict. In the beginning of the contest, teams receive problem descriptions and a sequential (serial) solution. Resolution involves not only the correct problem solution, but performance speedup for parallel (or distributed) version, measured according to criteria defined by judgment commission for current contest.
When contest finishes, all teams will have their results available and winners will be officially announced during official SBAC-PAD dinner.
The Marathon will be hosted by LNCC at:
October 27th, 2010 : Warmup
October 28th, 2010 : Contest
In conjunction with International Symposium on Computer Architecture and High Performance Computing - SBAC-PAD 2010, in Petropolis, RJ, Brazil.