Frankfurt, Germany — The HPC Advisory Council (HPCAC), and ISC High Performance (ISC 2015), call on undergraduate students from around the world to submit their application for partaking in the 2015 Student Cluster Competition (SCC). Applications should be submitted no later than November 14. The announcement of the accepted teams will be made at SC14 in New Orleans on November 19.
The 11 teams selected will receive the opportunity to build a small cluster of their design and run a series of benchmarks and applications in real time for four days, on the ISC 2015 exhibition floor.
The HPCAC-ISC Student Cluster Competition is designed to introduce the next generation to the international high performance computing (HPC) community. This is an excellent educational opportunity for students around the world to showcase their knowledge and skillsets and to engage with leading commercial vendors.
Students who participate in these competitions find it jumpstarts their careers in technology and research. The major players in the HPC industry will also be at this event, seeking young people for their training programs and to help develop the next generation of HPC experts. The organizers have also witnessed universities using this event as a way to increase the breadth and depth of their HPC curriculums.
Team preparation prior to the competition includes working with supervisors and vendor partners to design and build a winning cluster from commercially available components. Students will have to be aware of power limitations in addition to learning the behavior and characteristics of the HPC applications.
The competition will conclude on the fourth day with an awards ceremony, which will take place on the ISC 2015 keynote stage in front of a large room full of attendees. Teams will be recognized in different categories.
To learn more about the nature of the competition, please refer to the HPCAC-ISC 2014 Student Cluster Competition roundtable on YouTube. Submission details are available on the HPC Advisory Council Web site.
Submission Deadline is Friday, November 14, 2014
The organizers also offer HPC vendors and high-tech enterprises opportunities to sponsor the SCC in a variety of ways. All sponsorship funds will flow directly into the competition, enabling the students to travel to Frankfurt and participate in the competition for four days in a comfortable environment. For more information about sponsorship and general questions please e-mail mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org.
About ISC High Performance
Moving into its 30th year, ISC High Performance is the world’s oldest and Europe’s most important conference and networking event for the HPC community. It offers a strong five-day technical program focusing on HPC technological development and its application in scientific fields, as well as its adoption in commercial environments.
Over 300 hand-picked expert speakers and 160 exhibitors, consisting of leading research centers and vendors, will greet attendees at ISC High Performance. A number of events complement the technical program including Tutorials, the TOP500 Announcement, Research Paper Sessions, Birds-of-a-Feather (BoF) Sessions, the Research Poster Session, Exhibitor Forums and Workshops.
ISC High Performance is open to engineers, IT specialists, systems developers, vendors, end users, scientists, researchers, students and other members of the HPC global community. The exhibition attracts decision-makers from automotive, defense, aeronautical, gas and oil, banking and other industries, as well as analysts, solution providers, data storage suppliers, distributors, hardware manufacturers, software providers, the media, scientists and academicians. By attending, they will to learn firsthand about new products and applications, in addition to the latest technological advances in the HPC industry.
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About the HPC Advisory Council
The HPC Advisory Council’s mission is to bridge the gap between high-performance computing (HPC) use and its potential, bring the beneficial capabilities of HPC to new users for better research, education, innovation and product manufacturing, bring users the expertise needed to operate HPC systems, provide application designers with the tools needed to enable parallel computing, and to strengthen the qualification and integration of HPC system products. For more information about the HPC Advisory Council, please visit www.hpcadvisorycouncil.com.