Final call for student cluster competition submission

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The HPC Advisory Council (HPCAC) and the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC’14) have invited high school and undergraduate students from around the world to submit their application for the Student Cluster Competition (SCC) by 1 November 2013. The HPCAC-ISC Student Cluster Competition is designed to introduce the next generation of students 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. 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 behaviour and characteristics of the HPC applications.

Out of the received applications, 11 teams will be chosen and given the task to build a small cluster of their design and run a series of benchmarks and applications in real-time on the ISC’14 exhibition floor. The friendly competition will conclude with an awards ceremony, recognising all teams in different categories, on the keynote stage, in front of the conference attendees.