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.
“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.”
Today the HPC Advisory Council announced that 11 university teams from around the world will compete in the HPCAC-ISC 2013 Student Cluster Competition.
Dan Olds provides profiles of the five teams who will be defending America’s Big Iron honor at the upcoming competition at SC13 conference in Denver.