Apply Now for the SC17 Student Cluster Competition

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Team applications are now being accepted for the SC17 Student Cluster Competition.

SC17 is excited to hold another nail-biting Student Cluster Competition, or SCC, now in its eleventh year, as an opportunity to showcase student expertise in a friendly yet spirited competition. Held as part of SC17’s Students@SC, the Student Cluster Competition is designed to introduce the next generation of students to the high-performance computing community. Over the years, the competition has drawn teams from around the United States and around the world. The Student Cluster Competition is an HPC multi-disciplinary experience integrated within the HPC community’s biggest gathering, the Supercomputing Conference. The competition is a microcosm of a modern HPC center that teaches and inspires students to pursue careers in the field. It demonstrates the breadth of skills, technologies and science that it takes to build, maintain and utilize a supercomputer. In this real-time, non-stop, 48-hour challenge, teams of undergraduate and/or high school students assemble a small cluster on the exhibit floor and race to complete a real-world workload across a series of applications and impress HPC industry judges.

Teams of six students each are selected via a team proposal process. The selected teams work with their advisor and vendor partners to design and build a cutting-edge, commercially available cluster constrained by the 3000-watt power limit. This cluster should be designed to accommodate a variety of HPC workflows. Workflows may range from being limited by CPU performance to being memory bandwidth limited to I/O intensive.

Team applications are due April 7th, 2017.

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