XSEDE12 Student Programming Challenge Showcases Tomorrow’s HPC Leaders

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Nancy Carlos writes about her participation in the recent XSEDE12 conference Student Programming Contest.

Each team received identical computational resources — a LittleFe unit running the Bootable Cluster CD software stack — and a set of 10 problems from various scientific problem domain areas, and they had seven hours to complete solutions to the problem set and submit them to contest organizers.

Carlos was part of the winning team that also included Melissa Estrada, David Manosalvas, Justin Peyton, Grace Silva and Manuel Zubieta. The team was coached by Alice Fisher, XSEDE Scholars manager, also of Rice University. Earning the Second Place award was a team from the University of Michigan. Read the Full Story.