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Hurry! Enter SC15 Student Cluster Competition by April 17

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The clock is ticking down for teams to submit their applications for the SC15 Student Cluster Competition. The deadline to apply for a spot in this year’s competition is Friday, April 17.

SC15 Seeking More Teams for the Student Cluster Competition

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Sign up your team today! “The Student Cluster Competition is a high energy event featuring young supercomputing talent from around the world competing to build and operate powerful cluster computers. Created as an opportunity to showcase student expertise in a friendly yet spirited competition, the Student Cluster Competition aims to introduce the next generation of students to the high-performance computing community. Over the last couple of years, the competition has drawn teams from around the world, including Australia, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Germany, Russia, Taiwan and the United States.”

SC15 Steps Up with Enhanced Student Programs

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The SC15 theme is ‘HPC Transforms’ and we’re looking to do as much as we can so that our student attendees’ ideas about school and careers are also transformed,” said Jeanine Cook, Student Program Chair. “In my 10 years as a professor, I saw many times how just the right opportunity or word of encouragement could have a powerful effect on a student’s career choice and development. At SC15, we want to provide that kind of inspiration to as many students as possible.”

Video: HPC Transforms with SC15 Student Cluster Competition

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In this video, three participants in past SC Student Cluster Competitions describe how the event gives them valuable hands-on experience and has served as a career pathway.

Video: Hong Kong Students Gear Up for ASC15 Student Cluster Challenge

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In this video, students from the Chinese University of Hong Kong gear up for the ASC15 Student Cluster Competition. “Over 100 international universities are expected to register for ASC15, while the number of overseas university is expected to exceed 50,” said ASC Executive Director Dr. Qing (Kitty) Ji.”

CHPC Student Cluster Competition Winners on the Road to ISC

Team Wits-A, from left: Ari Croock, James Allingham, Sasha Nidoo, Robert Clucas, Vyacheslav Schevchenko, Nabeel Rajab, Paul Osel Sekyere, and Jenalea Miller (as CHPC Director Happy Sithole looks on in the foreground).

“Kruger National Park was the perfect setting for the conservation-themed meeting titled “Towards an Energy-Efficient HPC System,” but the environment proved to be extra challenging for the contest, with occasional power outages and a saturated Wi-Fi network. The playing field was level, however, and the conditions prepared the students to be persistent and to not take anything for granted–good lessons for life, in general! Eight teams with 32 competitors were selected in Sept. from among 84 applicants.”

Radio Free HPC Does the SC14 Wrapup Show

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In this episode, the Radio Free HPC team wraps up the SC14 conference. It was a big week for all of us, so in the interest of time we each picked one big thing to talk about.

HPCAC Announces Teams for 2015 ISC Student Cluster Challenge

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Today the HPC Advisory Council announced that 11 university teams from around the world will compete in the HPCAC-ISC 2015 Student Cluster Competition.

Radio Free HPC Previews the SC14 Student Cluster Competition

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In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team previews the SC14 Student Cluster Competition. This year a record 12 teams will face off to build the fastest HPC clusters under a carefully monitored power envelope.

Purdue Gears Up for Student Cluster Competition

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Greg Kline writes that Purdue University is teaming up with Universidad EAFIT Colombia to go for the gold in the upcoming Student Cluster Competition at SC14.