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When Students Compete, the Whole HPC Community Wins

Members of the University of Texas, Austin took top honors in the SC13 Student Cluster Competition.

In this special guest feature from Scientific Computing World, Jon Bashor from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory describes how the Student Cluster Competitions benefit the HPC community at large.

NICS Student Cluster Team Already Gearing up for SC14

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The National Institute for Computational Sciences is again sponsoring and mentoring a Student Cluster Competition team for SC14.

Podcast: Dan Olds Reports Live from the Asia Supercomputing Challenge

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In this podcast, Dan Olds from Gabriel Consulting reports live from the ASC 2014 Asia Supercomputer Challenge, where 16 teams are battling it out for cash prizes. The competition wraps up April 25 at Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou, China.

Cray’s John Lee on How Cluster Competitions Launch Careers

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“We also discuss something I haven’t talked about before with anyone else – how students can best take advantage of this experience after the competition ends. What doors does their participation open? How they should best pursue positions in business, research, academia, or even with HPC vendors? In this interview, John Lee describes what Cray is looking for in new hires, and how SCC experience pays off for prospective job candidates in a wide variety of fields.”

Student Cluster Teams to Battle in Leipzig this Summer

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ISC’14 will host a Student Cluster Competition, organized in collaboration with the HPC Advisory Council. Held during the ISC exhibition in Leipzig towards the end of June, the Student Cluster Challenge is not just an opportunity to showcase student expertise but is designed to encourage the next generation of students to take up the challenges of high performance computing.

South African Student Cluster Champs Visit TACC in Austin

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For the second time in as many years, TACC welcomed a new ‘cluster’ of students from South Africa to Austin as they prepare for the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC) Student Cluster Competition this June.

Video: Why Cray is Such a Strong Supporter of Student Cluster Competitions

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In this slidecast, Dan Olds from Gabriel Consulting discusses why Cray is such a strong supporter of the Student Cluster Competition with the company’s John Lee.

A Field Guide to the Student Cluster Competition Triple Crown

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“There’s no limit on how much gear or what type of hardware teams can bring to the competition. But there’s a catch: whatever they run can’t consume more than 3,000 watts at whatever volts and amps are customary in that location. In the US, the limit is 26 amps (26*115 volts = 3000 watts.) At the ISC’13 competition in Germany, the limit will be 13 amps (13*230 volts = 3,000 watts.) The same 3,000-watt limit also applies to the upcoming ASC competition in Shanghai.”

Arizona Student Team Achieves $4.99 per Gigaflop

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Over at The Register, Dan Olds writes that the recent SC13 Student Cluster Competition was a real eye opener in terms of what performance can be achieved with commodity hardware.

Teams Announced for HPCAC-ISC’14 Student Cluster Challenge

Today the HPC Advisory Council announced that 11 university teams from around the world will compete in the HPCAC-ISC 2013 Student Cluster Competition.