The Student Cluster Competition (http://sc14.supercomputing.org/
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://sc14.supercomputing.org/
Team proposals must be submitted via the SC14 submission site at https://submissions.supercomputing.org/
"The energy and dedication that the student teams bring to the Student Cluster Competition is inspiring, especially as they work around the clock to overcome obstacles and get their systems up and running," said Student Cluster Competition Chair Dustin Leverman of Oak Ridge National Laboratory. "Though they are competing all out against one another, the teams also share a camaraderie as they race to the end."
In this real-time, non-stop, 48-hour competition, teams of undergraduate and/or high school students assemble small cluster computers on the SC14 exhibit floor and race to demonstrate the greatest sustained performance across a series of applications. In the Standard Track, teams of six students will partner with vendors to design and build a cutting-edge cluster from commercially available components that does not exceed a 26-amp power limit, and they will work with application experts to tune and run the competition codes.
Questions about rules or applications can be submitted via the Student Cluster Competition question board at: https://groups.google.com/
The Student Cluster Competition is part of the HPC Interconnections program (formerly SC Communities)
Limited travel support is available for some of these programs; we encourage you to apply. Applications open 1 April for Broader Engagement (http://sc14.supercomputing.org/
SC14, 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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