Cycle Computing launches computing competition

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Cycle Computing has launched a contest ahead of SC11 in Seattle, offering the equivalent of eight hours of computing time on a ~30,000-core cluster ($10,000 in free CycleCloud time) to help researchers answer questions that will aid humanity.

Jason Stowe, CEO at Cycle Computing, comments in a blog on the company's website: 'Today, researchers are in the long-term habit of sizing their questions to the compute cluster they have, rather than the other way around. This isn't the way we should work.'

Cycle Computing is inviting researchers to submit their projects for consideration to win the computing time, with the finalists announced at SC11 in November. The competition closes on 7 November.