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12 Teams Set to Compete in SC14 Student Cluster Competition

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 10:50am
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 In the competition, teams of six students partner with vendors to design and build a cutting-edge cluster from commercially available components that does not exceed a 3120-watt power limit, and work with application experts to tune and run the competition codes.As university students around the world (at least those in the northern hemisphere) prepare to head back to school this fall, 12 groups are already looking ahead to November when they will converge at SC14 in New Orleans for the Student Cluster Competition (SCC).

In this real-time, non-stop, 48-hour challenge, teams of undergraduate and/or high school students assemble a small cluster on the SC14 exhibit floor and race to demonstrate the greatest sustained performance across a series of applications. In the competition, teams of six students partner with vendors to design and build a cutting-edge cluster from commercially available components that does not exceed a 3120-watt power limit (26-amp at 120-volt), and work with application experts to tune and run the competition codes.

After reviewing applications from 18 teams, SCC Chair Dustin Leverman announced this year’s lineup of competitors:

  • The University of Texas – Austin
  • Illinois Institute of Technology
  • iVEC – Australia
  • Friedrich-Alexander-Universität – Germany
  • National Tsing Hua University – Taiwan
  • University of Tennessee – Knoxville
  • Purdue University /EAFIT – Colombia
  • The University of Oklahoma
  • The University of Science and Technology – China
  • National University of Singapore
  • Huazhong University of Science and Technology – China
  • Massachusetts Green Team

The SSC is being supported by the following sponsors:

  • Bank of America
  • Chevron
  • Data Direct Networks
  • Geist Global
  • General Motors
  • MathWorks
  • Procter&Gamble
  • Schlumberger

Read more about the origins and growth of the SSC.

 

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