Looking for Swiss Teams to Participate to ISC12 Student Cluster Competition

hpc-ch is looking for Swiss Teams to participate to ISC12 Student Cluster Competition

  • Are student at a Swiss university?
  • Have you strong interest in HPC / Supercomputing?
  • Do you want to represent Switzerland in an international competition?

Then send  an e-mail to michele.delorenzi@cscs.ch so that we can get in contact with you! Registration is open to teams and single participants.

hpc-ch will take care to support you in preparing for the competition. So we will organize specific courses and help you finding sponsors for hardware and travel expenses.

Latest day for the registration is Friday October 28th. So hurry up!

Memberes of the hpc-ch community are invited to forward this message inside their university to reach the largest possible number of possible interested students.

Student Cluster Competition

ISC’12 will feature a new activity – the HPCAC-ISC Student Cluster Competition as an opportunity to showcase student expertise in a friendly yet spirited competition. The competition will feature small teams that compete to demonstrate the incredible capabilities of state-of- the-art high-performance cluster hardware and software.

In a real-time challenge, teams of six undergraduate and/or high school students will build a small cluster of their own design on the ISC exhibit floor and race to demonstrate the greatest performance across a series of benchmarks and applications. The students will have a unique opportunity to learn, experience and demonstrate how high-performance computing influence our world and day-to-day learning.

Held in collaboration of the HPC Advisory Council and ISC, the Student Cluster Competition is designed to introduce the next generation of students to the high performance computing world and community.

Competition Description

The Competition is an intense challenge, where the hard work and preparation of student teams will culminate on the exhibit floor in Hamburg, Germany during ISC12. Student teams will compete to:

  • Build and configure an HPC cluster
  • Run HPC benchmarks to achieve the best performance
  • Run a real-world workload consisting of four designated scientific applications to achieve the highest throughput of accurate runs

Convey to student cluster competition participants and judges their HPC knowledge through visualizations, interviews, and booth display, including a short outreach presentation to student participants

Points will be awarded for all three components. The team scoring the highest aggregate points across all three components will be the overall winner of the competition.