Eight Teams from Four Continents Selected for SC13 Student Cluster Competition

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Eight student teams from universities in the United States, Germany, China and Australia have been selected to compete in the Standard Track of the Student Cluster Competition to be held at the SC13 conference, Nov. 17-22, 2013, in Denver, Colorado. This real-time, 48-hour non-stop challenge will feature teams of undergraduate and/or high school students building, tuning and racing HPC clusters of their own design on the SC13 exhibit floor.

Cluster computing has arrived and is now an important part of the computing science curriculum at leading universities,” said Brent Gorda, General Manager of the High Performance Data Division at Intel and originator of the competition. “The participants are the future rock stars of HPC. By showcasing the work of these students, we are seeding the computing community with new talent.”

This year’s teams include the first-ever team from Australia, which will be traveling nearly 9,000 miles from Perth for the competition. The following institutions will field teams:

  • Boston University (USA)
  • IVEC, a joint venture between CSIRO, Curtin University, Edith Cowan University, Murdoch University and the University of Western Australia (Australia)
  • National University of Defense Technology (China)
  • The University of Colorado, Boulder (USA)
  • The University of the Pacific (USA)
  • The University of Tennessee, Knoxville (USA)
  • The University of Texas, Austin (USA)
  • Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (Germany)

The Student Cluster Competition is part of SC13 HPC Interconnections, which provides programs for everyone interested in building a stronger HPC community, including students, educators, researchers, international attendees and underrepresented groups.

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    • The team from South Africa will compete in the coming weeks at ISC’13 in Leipzig. I’m not sure what the deal is with SC13.