The ASC Student Supercomputer Challenge (ASC16) Training kicked off in Beijing on January 26. First initiated and organized in China, ASC16 has gained support from experts and technology organizations in US, Europe, and Asia. With a goal to inspire more innovative applications in various fields, it has attracted more and more talent to supercomputing and has greatly promoted communications in the supercomputing community throughout the world. Within 5 years, the ASC Student Supercomputer Challenge has become the world’s largest supercomputing hackathon.
India’s Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) has developed an affordable supercomputer for universities conducting high-end research. Already deployed at 25 institutions, the Param Shavak is a GPU-accelerated desktop machine that sports over 2 Teraflops of performance.
“HPC in India is getting noticed on a different scale today. Starting with lot of initiatives across, the National Supercomputing Mission (NSM) gives clear HPC roadmap with assert confidence of dominating HPC in India. The student cluster competition to me is a perfect way to introduce, develop and enhance the HPC technologies around. ISSC opens up an interesting and innovative platform for HPC student fraternity in India to experience the computer science and computational science.”
The 2016 ASC Student Supercomputer Challenge (ASC16) in China has issued its Call for Participation. As one of the largest Student Cluster Competitions in the world, the ASC16 initiative provides a unique opportunity for organizations and individuals to test their mettle in High Performance Computing. Student Teams and Potential Hosting Institutions are invited to apply.
In this video from the CHPC National Meeting in South Africa, participants in the Student Cluster Competition discuss what they learned in their race to build the fastest HPC cluster. “The students received a unique opportunity to learn, experience and demonstrate how high-performance computing influence our world and day-to-day learning. As an integral part of the CHPC National Meeting, the Student Cluster Competition is designed to introduce the next generation of students to the high performance computing world and community.”
One of the highlight of the annual SC conference is the Student Cluster Competition, where student teams race to build the fastest HPC cluster. For SC16, the conference is looking for your help improve the application benchmark suite.
In this video from SC15, Rich Brueckner from insideHPC talks to contestants in the Student Cluster Competition. Using hardware loaners from various vendors and Allinea performance tools, nine teams went head-to-head to build the fastest HPC cluster.
Today the HPC Advisory Council announced that 12 university teams from around the world will compete in the HPCAC-ISC 2016 Student Cluster Competition at ISC 2016 conference next June in Frankfurt.
Today Russia’s RSC Group announced that Team TUMuch Phun from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) won the Highest Linpack Award in the SC15 Student Cluster Competition. The enthusiastic students achieved 7.1 Teraflops on the Linpack benchmark using an RSC PetaStream cluster with computing nodes based on Intel Xeon Phi. TUM student team took 3rd place in overall competition within 9 teams participated in SCC at SC15, so as only one European representative in this challenge.
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.”