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GPU-Powered Systems Take Top Spot & Set Performance Records at ASC16

Over at the Nvidia Blog, George Millington writes that, the fourth consecutive year, the Nvidia Tesla Accelerated Computing Platform helped set new milestones in the Asia Student Supercomputer Challenge, the world’s largest supercomputer competition.

Video: ASC16 Student Supercomputing Challenge Wraps Up in China

In this video from CCTV News, ASC16 wraps up their Student Supercomputing Challenge. Huazhong University of Science won the overall competition, which concluded April 22 in Wuhan at the Central China University of Science. “With over 175 participating teams, the ASC16 is the world’s largest student cluster competition. In a race against time, student teams build HPC clusters and tune application codes to run with under 3000 watts of power.”

Announcing the ISC Student Cluster Competition Alumni Network

Today the ISC Group, organizers of the annual ISC High Performance conference, is pleased to announce the launch of the ISC Student Cluster Competition (SCC) Alumni Network. Maintained and managed via LinkedIn, the professional networking group was formed to establish and nurture mutually beneficial relationships between SCC team members and the High Performance Computing community.

Students: Get your Team Together for the SC16 Student Cluster Competition

Students interested in demonstrating their high-performance computing skills on a global stage are invited to team up and sign up to compete in the tenth annual Student Cluster Competition at the SC16 Conference to be held Nov. 13-18, 2016, in Salt Lake City. SC16 is the premier international conference on high performance computing, networking, storage and analysis.

175 Teams to Compete in ASC16 Student Supercomputer Challenge

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.

C-DAC Deploys 25 Param Shavak Desktop Supercomputers Across India

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.

Interview: How is bringing the Student Cluster Competition to India

“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.”

Call for Participation: ASC16 Student Supercomputer Challenge

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.

Lessons Learned from the CHPC Student Cluster Competition

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.”

Help Improve the SC16 Student Cluster Competition

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.