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Winter Classic Student Cluster Invitational – Winners of Rich Brueckner Scholarships to Be Named Today

By Dan Olds Today, Friday May 7, is the 2021 Winter Classic gala awards ceremony, from 4 – 5 pm Pacific Time on a Zoom webinar. Here’s the link. We reveal the winning teams and bestow six $1,000 Rich Brueckner Award Scholarships, named for the late editor-in-chief of insideHPC. The $6,000 comes from contributions from […]

10 Teams Slated for 1st Winter Classic Student Cluster Competition

Jessi Lanum, whom you may know from the Radio Free HPC podcasts that regularly appear on this site, is working with Dan Olds on the Winter Classic Invitational Student Cluster Competition. She provides this update on the event’s team rosters. Back up NCAA, check yourself March Madness, a particular brand of collegiate competition has its […]

Holiday Week Update: HPC Community Funds Rich Brueckner Scholarship Awards to Goal – and Beyond

Last week, we issued an update on a fund drive in memory of one of the HPC community’s most beloved figures, the late Rich Brueckner. We’re happy to report that many generous souls – many of them friends of Rich’s, no doubt – were spurred to drive the fund past its initial goal of $5,000. […]

Announcing The Rich Brueckner Scholarship Awards and GoFundMe Account

Rich Brueckner was one of the most influential (and beloved) figures in high performance computing. As editor-in-chief of insideHPC, he touched thousands of lives in our industry. He was a fixture at every HPC event as he walked the show floor in his trademark red hat or held court at a nearby watering hole. “Rich […]

1st Student Cluster Competition Focusing on Racial Inclusion Slated for January

The inaugural Winter Classic Invitational Student Cluster Competition to include historically black and minority universities in the supercomputing challenge arena is slated for Jan. 25, 2021. To date, participating colleges include Prairie View A&M University, Fayetteville State University and Tennessee State University. With the support of top technology sponsors, Student Cluster Competitions train students to […]