13th Marathon of Parallel Programming

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Marathon of Parallel Programming 2018

The Marathon of Parallel Programming is an SBAC-PAD/WSCAD track since 2006.

This year, there will be only a competition, using both multicore and many-core infrastructures. See the rules page to understand how to participate.

The main purpose of this contest is to spread knowledge in parallel and distributed programming through a high-level competition. Correct answer and performance gain are the targets. Undergraduate and graduated students of Computer Science, Computer Engineering and related courses are welcome to participate on Marathon.

Each team consists of three (3) students members and a coach. They have about 5 hours to solve up to 9 problems. For Local Contest, the teams can also bring printed hard copy material (e.g. books, manuals, notes, papers).

Judgment is strict. In the beginning of the contest, teams receive problem descriptions and sequential (serial) solutions. Resolution involves not only the correct problem solution but also performance speedup for parallel (or distributed) version, measured according to criteria defined by committee for current contest.

When contest finishes, all teams will have their results available and winners will be officially announced during official WSCAD dinner.


The winner team will receive a NVIDIA GTX 1080 GPU donnated by NVIDIA.

Draft Program

The Marathon will be held in São Paulo/Brazil.

October 1st, 2018 : Warmup (14:30pm BRST/UTC-02:00)

October 2nd, 2018 : Contest (13:30pm BRST/UTC-02:00)

In conjunction with Simpósio em Sistemas Computacionais de Alto Desempenho - WSCAD 2018.

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