In their first competition at ISC’14, the Sugon-sponsored team beat nine other teams, many more experienced, to land a second-place finish just behind Overall Champion South Africa.
As you’ll see in the video, this edition of the USTC team is entirely new. You’ll also see me commit an embarrassing faux paus when I mistakenly assume that the female on this USTC team is the same woman who was on the ISC’14 team. (In my defense, I’ve included a still picture of the woman from the ISC team for comparison sake. The two aren’t completely dissimilar; that’s all I’m saying.)
This year, the team is using a shiny, new liquid-cooled Sugon system. They report that the extra thermal headroom gave them the ability to configure higher frequency parts and to run them harder, too.