In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team discusses how they’d change the current Student Cluster Competitions in order to make them a more comprehensive test for aspiring HPC professionals.
Henry wants to codify rules that span all competitions in order to provide a level playing field and to satisfy his authoritarian nature. Dan isn’t so sure that would work, given that each of the sponsoring organizations have their own ideas about how to best run a competition. However, both of them believe that the competitions need to become more real world when it comes to systems, applications, and how they’re used. One of the first steps along this road, the guys agree, is to add a storage component to the competitions.
Since Rich wasn’t around for this show (recorded in October, 2015), the boys took the opportunity to make fun of his Apple addiction and how he was probably all worried about bending his new iPhone 6 on his European jaunt.
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