Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Students: Increase Your Application Speed – Student Cluster Competition Deadline is April 17

Students hard at work during the SC14 Student Cluster Competition.
The clock is ticking down for teams to submit their applications for the SC15 Student Cluster Competition. The deadline to apply for a spot in this year’s competition is Friday, April 17. The Student Cluster Competition is a high energy event featuring young supercomputing talent from around the world competing to build and operate powerful cluster computers during the conference.

Launched at SC07 to showcase student expertise in a friendly yet spirited, the Student Cluster Competition aims to introduce the next generation of students to the high-performance computing community. Over the years, the competition has drawn teams from Australia, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Germany, Russia, Taiwan and the United States.

How the Challenge Works
In this real-time, non-stop, 48-hour competition, teams of undergraduate and/or high school students assemble small cluster computers on the SC15 exhibit floor and race to complete a real-world workload across a series of applications and impress HPC industry judges. Prior to the competition, teams work with their advisor and vendor partners to design and build a cutting-edge cluster from commercially available components that does not exceed a 3120-watt power limit (26-amp at 120-volt), and work with application experts to tune and run the competition codes.

Team proposals must be submitted via the SC15 submission site available by clicking here.