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China’s Team Diablo Wins SC15 Student Cluster Competition

Students eagerly await the results

SC15 has announced the winners of the Student Cluster Competition, which took place last week in Austin. Team Diablo, a team of undergraduate students from Tsinghua University in China, was named the overall winner. “The competition is a real-time, non-stop, 48-hour challenge in which teams of six undergraduates assemble a small cluster at SC15 and race to complete a real-world workload across a series of scientific applications, demonstrate knowledge of system architecture and application performance, and impress HPC industry judges.”

Radio Free HPC Reports Live from SC15


In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team shares their thoughts from SC15 in Austin. Henry is impressed by the increasing presence of FPGAs on the show floor. Dan is really impressed with Allinea Performance Reports profiling tool and how easy it is to use. And Rich sees SC15 as the crossroads that we’ll remember where Intel squared off with the official launch of their Omni-Path Interconnect and Scalable System Framework against the co-design alliance of OpenPOWER with IBM, Mellanox, and Nvidia.

GCS Sponsors TUM Team for SC15 Student Cluster Challenge

TUMuch Phun team members (from left to right): Michael Zellner, Gregor Matl, Felix Thimm, Daniel Gallenberger, Felix Späth, Sharru Möller

The Gauss Centre for Supercomputing is sponsoring a team from the Technische Universität München for the SC15 Student Cluster Competition at SC15.

Call for Benchmark Proposals: SC16 Student Cluster Competition


SC16 has issued a Call for Proposals for a new initiative that aims to integrate aspects of past technical papers into the Student Cluster Competition.

Call for Student Cluster Teams at ISC 2016


Today the HPC Advisory Council announced the return of the widely successful HPCAC-ISC Student Cluster Competition in next year’s ISC program of events. In a real-time competition, 11 teams of undergraduate students from around the world will build a small cluster of their own design on the ISC 2016 exhibit floor and race to demonstrate the greatest performance across a series of benchmarks and applications.

Video: Team Spain Brings ARM to the Student Cluster Competition


In this video from ISC 2015, Dan Olds from Gabriel Consulting interviews Team Spain, the first team ever to use ARM processors in the Student Cluster Competition.

Radio Free HPC Looks Back at ISC 2015


In this video, Dan Olds and Rich Brueckner from Radio Free HPC discuss the latest news in High Performance Computing from the ISC 2015 conference in Frankfurt, Germany.

Why Purdue Has Been with Student Cluster Competitions from the Start


In this video, Purdue’s Dr. Gerry McCartney talks with Dan Olds about the University’s participation in the Student Cluster Competitions. “We want to make this commitment to our students. They enjoy it. We enjoy having them represent us. The departments feel good about it, and we get a little help from the vendors as well. Between all of those contributions, this turns out to be a great experience for us.”

HPC News Bytes for June 11, 2015


While we’re always on the lookout for HPC news, not everything makes it to the front page. Global HPC news items from this week include updates from Cray, Dell, DSRC, Oak Ridge, and Sentient Technologies.

Video Preview of the ISC 2015 Student Cluster Competition


In this video, Dan Olds from Gabriel Consulting and Brian Sparks from the HPC Advisory Council discuss the competitors in the upcoming ISC 2015 Student Cluster Competition. Located on the exhibit floor at ISC 2015, the competition kicks off July 13 in Frankfurt.