AUSTIN, TX — Students interested in demonstrating their high-performance computing skills on a global stage are invited to form teams and sign up to compete in the ninth annual Student Cluster Competition at the SC15 Conference to be held November 15 to 20, 2015, in Austin. SC15 is the premier international conference on high performance computing, networking, storage and analysis.
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. Applications are now being accepted and the deadline for team submissions is Friday, April 17, 2015.
Created as an opportunity to showcase student expertise in a friendly yet spirited competition, the Student Cluster Competition aims to introduce the next generation of students to the high-performance computing community. Over the last couple of years, the competition has drawn teams from around the world, including Australia, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Germany, Russia, Taiwan and the United States.
Detailed information about the Student Cluster Competition can be found at http://sc15.supercomputing.org/conference-program/student-programs/sc15-student-cluster-competition
Team proposals must be submitted via the SC15 submission site at https://submissions.supercomputing.org/.
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.
Held as part of SC15 Student Programs, the Student Cluster Competition is designed to introduce the next generation of students to the high-performance computing community. Over the years, the competition has drawn teams from around the world, and continues to be exciting, educational and a truly rewarding experience for students, advisors, vendor partners and SC participants.
SC15, sponsored by the ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) and the IEEE Computer Society, offers a complete technical education program and exhibition to showcase the many ways high performance computing, networking, storage and analysis lead to advances in scientific discovery, research, education and commerce. This premier international conference includes a globally attended technical program, workshops, tutorials, a world class exhibit area, demonstrations and opportunities for hands-on learning.
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