TREX Build-system Hackathon 8-12 Nov 2021
Making HPC software easy to install on multiple supercomputers or different architectures is a difficult task: different systems have different compilers, libraries, system commands etc. This task can be helped by tools like CMake and GNU Autotools.
In this Hackathon, we will help code developers better understand how to use these build systems to improve the portability of their applications. In addition, well-done configuration scripts facilitate the packaging of the software, and presentations will be given to propose different packaging possibilities to distribute the software.
This Hackathon is a multi-day virtual event targeting students, engineers and researchers developing HPC open-source software. It aims at helping teams of one to six developers improve the build scripts of codes they develop. The supported build systems for this Hackathon are Autotools and CMake.
Participants are expected to come with a code they develop. They should agree to share their source code with all the other participants. Therefore an open-source license (GPL, BSD, MIT, …) is required. This event will take place with Zoom, and a Slack space will be used for communicating between teams.
The TREX Build System Hackathon will be hosted online with all times Central European Summer Time (CEST). Teams will be assigned to virtual breakout rooms to work on their codes and will present their progress to all participants in the main virtual meeting space.
Registration is free. All team members should register for the event.
Application deadline: 1 Nov 2021
- Day 1
Monday 8 Nov 2021
Topic 09:00-09:15 Intro to hackathon 09:15-10:00 Autotools presentation 10:15-10:45 CMake presentation 10:45-11:30 Participants present how their code is installed 13:30-17:30 CMake tutorial
- Day 2
Tuesday 9 Nov 2021
Topic 09:00-12:00 Autotools tutorial / Hands-on 13:30-16:30 Hands-on
- Day 3
Wednesday 10 Nov 2021
Topic 09:00-10:30 Participants present what they have achieved 10:30-12:30 Participants install other teams’ codes 14:00-16:00 Participants take feedback from other teams and fix problems 16:00-16:45 HPC Containers presentation
- Day 4
Friday 12 Nov 2021
09:00-09:45 Guix-HPC presentation 09:45-10:00 Break 10:00-12:00 Hands-on 14:00-16:00 Participants present what they have achieved 16:00-16:45 Spack presentation