When it comes to hardware, the sky’s the limit. Over the past few years, we’ve seen traditional CPU-only systems supplanted by hybrid CPU+GPU-based clusters. We’ve also seen some ambitious teams experiment with cooling, using liquid immersion cooling for their nodes. Last year at SC12, one team planned to combine liquid immersion with overclocking in an attempt to clean the clocks of their competitors. While their effort was foiled by logistics (their system was trapped in another country), we’re sure to see more creative efforts along these lines.
Learn more at the Student Cluster Competition Blog.