|Students hard at work during the SC14 Student Cluster Competition.|
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.