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Call for Student Cluster Teams at ISC 2016


Today the HPC Advisory Council announced the return of the widely successful HPCAC-ISC Student Cluster Competition in next year’s ISC program of events. In a real-time competition, 11 teams of undergraduate students from around the world will build a small cluster of their own design on the ISC 2016 exhibit floor and race to demonstrate the greatest performance across a series of benchmarks and applications.

Video: Team Spain Brings ARM to the Student Cluster Competition


In this video from ISC 2015, Dan Olds from Gabriel Consulting interviews Team Spain, the first team ever to use ARM processors in the Student Cluster Competition.

Radio Free HPC Looks Back at ISC 2015


In this video, Dan Olds and Rich Brueckner from Radio Free HPC discuss the latest news in High Performance Computing from the ISC 2015 conference in Frankfurt, Germany.

Why Purdue Has Been with Student Cluster Competitions from the Start


In this video, Purdue’s Dr. Gerry McCartney talks with Dan Olds about the University’s participation in the Student Cluster Competitions. “We want to make this commitment to our students. They enjoy it. We enjoy having them represent us. The departments feel good about it, and we get a little help from the vendors as well. Between all of those contributions, this turns out to be a great experience for us.”

HPC News Bytes for June 11, 2015


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


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


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


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


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.