November 13-18, 2016
SDSU Computer Engineering and Computer Science students participated for the first time at the SC16 Student Cluster Competiti on (SCC) in Salt Lake City, UT, in November 2016.
The SCC The Student Cluster Competition is an HPC multi-disciplinary experience integrated within the HPC community’s biggest gathering, the Supercomputing Conference. The competition is a microcosm of a modern HPC center that teaches and inspires students to pursue careers in the field. It demonstrates the breadth of skills, technologies and science that it takes to build, maintain and utilize a supercomputer. In this real-time, non-stop, 48-hour challenge, teams of undergraduate and/or high school students assemble a small cluster on the exhibit floor and race to complete a real-world workload across a series of applications and impress HPC industry judges (as cited from the SC16 website).
The SDSU team defeated Northeastern University/Auburn University and Universidad EAFIT in the Benchmarking contest; Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center in Password Auditing; and EAFIT, National Tsing Hua University, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, and Northeastern University/Auburn University in Reproducibility.
The SDSU team has been invited to contribute to a special issue of Parallel Computing and have been encouraged to return next year.