On the HPCG side of the house, Purdue/NEU reigned supreme with their score of 1,394.32. They foiled FAU’s plans for a HPC benchmark sweep by topping the Germans by a comfortable margin. Beihang and EPCC took the third and fourth place respectively. Continue reading
The ISC Student Cluster Competition is in the record books and now it’s time to dive into the numbers and see what happened. This time, we’re going to present the results day-by-day and show you how the lead changes hands over time. Continue reading
As part of our continuing coverage of the most exciting events in the computer sporting world, Student Cluster Competitions, we like to meet each team individually.
Through the miracle of video, we can share these conversations with you, the cluster competition aficionados. Use these interviews to help you get to know the teams, their strategies, and to see if you can see the fire in their eyes and the hunger in their souls. This will help you do a lot better in your office betting pools. Continue reading
The tension is rising at the ISC’17 Student Cluster Competition being held this week in Frankfurt, Germany. Eleven university teams are vying for the coveted Ultimate Champion award, the Highest LINPACK award, and the Fan Favorite Prize.
For those few of you who aren’t slavishly following these contests, here’s a quick explanation. Continue reading
Some people are afraid of public speaking; others fear spiders or snakes. Still others fear having to put together and benchmark high performance computing clusters in front of thousands of spectators and a worldwide audience of millions online.
Are you in that camp? If you are, then you have a lot in common with competitors in the Student Cluster Competitions. Continue reading
We’re only a few weeks away from the 6th annual ISC Student Cluster Competition, and student cluster aficionados worldwide are gearing up to watch the battle. ISC Cluster Competition Tai-Pan Pak Lui and I shot a video at SC16 in which we unveiled the teams for the ISC event; you can watch it below. Continue reading
Tsinghua University topped their 19 competitors to take home the Overall Championship trophy at the recent ASC17 Student Cluster Competition in Wuxi, China. Continue reading
As these ASC17 articles started to hit The Register, a couple of comments indicated that some readers might be missing the point of these student cluster competitions:
“So the newcomers won because they had two more NVIDIA GPUs installed. Who would have thought?”
“Gosh, I wonder how they can do better next year?”
“….the competition would be mostly about deferring your purchasing decisions until the last minute (to get the shiniest new things in your box), so what’s the point?” Continue reading