Announcing the Student Cluster Competition Leadership List

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In this special guest feature, Dan Olds from OrionX shares first-hand coverage of the Student Cluster Competition at the recent ISC 2019 conference. 

The world and history of Student Cluster Competitions is now much more accessible to the millions of fans throughout the known world. The HPC-AI Advisory Council and me, Dan Olds, have just posted the Student Cluster Competition Leadership List.

The list is a ranking of every institution that has ever competed in a cluster competition. The teams are ranked by the number of times they’ve participated and the awards they’ve earned throughout the years. It covers every cluster competition including the ISC competition in Europe, the SC competition in the US, and the Asian competition in China.

On the site, there is the comprehensive worldwide list, plus APAC, Americas, and EMEA sub-lists. These lists will be updated after every major competition and new content and features will be added to the list over time.

The ranking points are given according to the following scoring guide:

  • Gold Medal (Overall Championship) – 2 points
  • Silver Medal (Second Place) – 1 point
  • Bronze Medal (Third Place) – 0.5 points
  • Highest LINPACK Award – 1 point
  • Fan Favorite – 0.5 points and
  • Participation in a Cluster Competition – 0.5 points (Each competition a team participates in, contributes to the overall team score)

Competition Standing Lists:

Dan Olds from OrionX hits the road for SC18 in Dallas.

Dan Olds is an Industry Analyst at An authority on technology trends and customer sentiment, Dan Olds is a frequently quoted expert in industry and business publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg News, Computerworld, eWeek, CIO, and PCWorld. In addition to server, storage, and network technologies, Dan closely follows the Big Data, Cloud, and HPC markets. He writes the HPC Blog on The Register, co-hosts the popular Radio Free HPC podcast, and is the go-to person for the coverage and analysis of the supercomputing industry’s Student Cluster Challenge.

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