This short video captures the start of the application portion of the 2011 Student Cluster Competition. The students had spent all day Monday driving their systems to produce the best LINPACK and HPCC result possible. On Monday evening at 7:30 p.m. on the dot, they finally got access to the data sets that they’ll use in the four scientific applications that make up the rest of the challenge.
From Monday until Wednesday evening, they ran these applications around the clock in an effort to produce more valid scientific results than their competitors. If you’ve never seen the beginning of the application stage of a Student Cluster Competition, you owe it to yourself to take a look at the video. It’s like the beginning of the Indy 500… the annual running of the bulls in Pamplona… (insert any highly anticipated, vulnerable-to-catastrophe event here.)