The HPC Advisory Council (HPCAC), an organization for high-performance computing research, outreach and education, and the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC 14), are asking high school and undergraduate students from around the world to submit their application for the Student Cluster Competition (SCC) by Nov. 1, 2013.
Eleven teams will be chosen from among the submissions and given the task to build a small cluster of their design and run a series of benchmarks and applications in real-time on the ISC 14 exhibition floor. The competition will conclude with an awards ceremony, recognizing all teams in different categories.
Team preparation prior to the competition includes working with supervisors and vendor partners to design and build a winning cluster from commercially available components. Students will have to be aware of power limitations in addition to learning the behavior and characteristics of the HPC applications.
For more information, visit the HPC Advisory Council and ISC 14.
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