University of Alberta Wins SC07 Cluster Challenge

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Congratulations to the University of Alberta for taking home the gold at the first annual Supercomputing Cluster Challenge.  Of all the competitors, U of Alberta didn’t have the fastest cluster design on paper.  However, good planning, preparation and a wonderful stroke of luck following a power outage on the show-floor powered the team to win the competition.

To all the teams that entered the competition, keep up the good work.  Your work exceeded all expectations for the first year of the Cluster Challenge.  We look forward to seeing everyone return for the SC08 Cluster Challenge in Austin, TX.

For more info on the Cluster Challenge, check out our previous coverage.

Thanks to Brent Gorda of LLNL for sending us over a great review of the competition.