The real challenge for students in this competition is how to best make use of the hardware they have. On Monday evening, the teams will receive the data sets for each task. This is a critical time in the competition. Some teams just jump in and start running code as quickly as they can. Others will take some time, get a feel for the size and complexity of the various tasks, and then plan out how they’re going to attack each application.
Olds goes on to suggest that next year, the competition be expanded to include some business applications centered around Big Data. Read the Full Story.