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HPC News Bytes for June 11, 2015

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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

(Left to Righ) Chenhui Quan, Konstantinos Mouzakitis, Emmanouil Farsarakis (Manos) and Georgios Iniatis.

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.

Tsinghua University Wins ASC15 Student Cluster Challenge

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Today the 2015 ASC Student Supercomputer Challenge (ASC15) announced the winners of what they’re calling “the largest supercomputer contest in the world.” In total, 16 teams battled it out in the final round of the event, which took place last week at Taiyuan University of Technology in China.

Radio Free HPC Previews the ISC 2015 Student Cluster Competition

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In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team looks ahead to the ISC 2015 Student Cluster Competition. This year, 11 teams from around the globe will face off to build the fastest HPC cluster.

Barcelona Team to Build ARM Cluster at ISC Student Cluster Competition

ARMaggedon team from BSC; Luna Backes, Josep Oriol, Vilarrubi, Dani Ruiz, Miquel Vidal, Xavier Yepes, and Marc Josep.

A team of six undergraduate students from Barcelona School of Informatics involved in the Mont-Blanc project have been selected to take part in the 4th HPCAC-ISC Student Cluster Competition.

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.”