We are pleased to announce that Team South Africa won the ISC’13 Student Cluster Challenge this week. A hearty congratulations goes out to these young folks, as this was their first international cluster competition.
I had a chance to talk to Happy Sithole from South Africa’s CHPC just now, and he said that all the Student teams this year had accelerators in their clusters that they used to get better Linpack results. But the key to winning the day for Team South Africa was that they were the only team able to accelerate two of their benchmark applications in addition to Linpack. Even more remarkable, they only had access to their Dell cluster kit for three days before the competition.
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