Over at the Student Cluster Competition Blog, Dan Olds writes that the U.S. is pinning its hopes on the Buffaloes and Boilermakers to win the day at the ISC’13 Klusterkampf. Olds believes that this will be the fiercest yet, with nine university teams from five continents are building, testing, and optimizing their own multi-node HPC clusters.
Representing the United States are the two most experienced student clustering teams in the league, Purdue and the University of Colorado Boulder. These teams were among the participants in the very first student cluster competition way back in 2007 at the Supercomputing Conference (SC) in Reno. Since then, one or both teams have competed in every single cluster competition possible – which is quite a feat.
During the show, the students will be running HPCC (with a separate LINPACK), GROMACS, MILC, WRF, and two secret applications. The goal is to run the apps faster than the other teams without going over the 3KW power limit. Read the Full Story.