DescriptionThe Student Cluster Competition (SCC) was developed in 2007 to immerse undergraduate and high school students in high performance computing. Student teams design and build small clusters with hardware and software vendor partners, learn designated scientific applications, apply optimization techniques for their chosen architectures, and compete in a non-stop, 48-hour challenge. During the competition, each team races to complete a real-world scientific workload while impressing interview judges and conference attendees like you with their HPC knowledge.
For the competition, teams of up to six students partner with vendors to design and build cutting-edge clusters from commercially-available components, and teams work with application experts to prepare for the competition. With a catch! - Clusters must not exceed a 3000-watt power limit.
The winning team will have the highest aggregate score on these three criteria:
Throughput, correctness, and understanding of real application workload
Demonstrated understanding and performance of benchmark and mystery applications
HPC presentation, conference engagement, and interviews. Recognition will be given for the highest HPL result.
The SCC committee would like to thank those who have given their money, time and hardware to support the SCC.