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SC17 student cluster competition submissions due April 7

Student Cluster Competition at the SC17 International Conference on High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis Nov 11-17 2017, Denver, Colorado

Team Submissions due Friday Apr 7th, 2017 (Anywhere on Earth) Invitation Letters sent April 28th, 2017
 
 
Information about the competition, rules and rubric:  http://www.studentclustercompetition.us/ Submissions:  https://submissions.supercomputing.org/
 
DETAILS:
Team Submissions are now open for the Student Cluster Competition at SC17.
 
SC17 is excited to hold a fun, spirited Student Cluster Competition (SCC), now in its eleventh year. SCC is an excellent opportunity to showcase student expertise in a friendly competition. Held as part of SC17's Students@SC program, the SCC is designed to introduce undergraduate college and high school students to the challenge and excitement of working in the high-performance computing (HPC) field, and to introduce the next generation of students to the HPC community. Over the years, the competition has drawn teams from across the United States and around the world.
 
The SCC is an HPC multi-disciplinary experience integrated within the HPC community's biggest gathering, the Supercomputing Conference. The SCC is a microcosm of a modern HPC center that teaches and inspires students to pursue careers in the field. Participating students develop and apply a variety of HPC skills, and they master technologies and science disciplines to build, maintain, and run a supercomputer.
 
In the real-time, 48-hour competition, teams of undergraduate and/or high school students assemble their own HPC cluster on the exhibit floor and race to complete a real-world workload across a series of applications and impress HPC industry judges. Teams of six students each are selected via a team submission process described here: http://www.studentclustercompetition.us/2017/guidelines.html . Teams work with their advisor and vendor partners to design and build a cutting-edge, commercially available cluster constrained only by a 3000-watt power limit.
 
You can find more information about the competition, starting a team, applicable rules, and applications here:
 
Archived applications and exercises from past competitions can be found at:
 
Team Submissions due Friday Apr 7th, 2017 (Anywhere on Earth) 
Invitation Letters sent April 28th, 2017
 
If you have any questions please contact us at:
 
ABOUT SC17:
SC17, the premier annual international Conference on high-performance computing, networking, storage and analysis, will be held in Denver, CO, USA, November 12-17, 2017. The Technical Papers Program at SC is the leading venue for presenting the highest-quality original research, from the foundations of HPC to its emerging frontiers. The Conference Committee solicits submissions of excellent scientific merit that introduce new ideas to the field and stimulate future trends on topics such as applications, systems, parallel algorithms, data analytics and performance modeling. SC also welcomes submissions that make significant contributions to the "state-of-the-practice" by providing compelling insights on best practices for provisioning, using and enhancing high-performance computing systems, services, and facilities.
For more information on SC17, please visit