BERLIN, June 7, 2018 — The Gauss Centre for Supercomputing (GCS) is
pleased to announce that it is sponsoring three German student teams competing in the Student Cluster Competition (SCC) at the 2018 International Supercomputing Conference (ISC18), taking place June 24–28 in Frankfurt, Germany. Twelve teams will participate in the competition, including the three German teams representing Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Universität Hamburg, and Heidelberg University.
GCS has sponsored SCC teams for 4 consecutive years in order to encourage students to take a deeper interest in HPC and develop more HPC skills in Germany. This is the first time GCS has helped three German teams participate in the event. “One of GCS’ primary missions is supporting HPC education, and we are proud to be assisting three German teams—our most ever—in this year’s competition,” says Dr. Claus-Axel Müller, Managing Director of GCS.
Taking place at both the ISC and the SC supercomputing conferences every year, the SCC is an international contest for undergraduates from a variety of disciplines and background to test their high-performance computing skills in real time. The fast-paced, three-day competition requires the student teams to build their own clusters and run a variety of applications and benchmarks. Along the way, teams are exposed to different scenarios, such as an unannounced power outage or pop quizzes to test their HPC knowledge. Teams are judged on application performance and accuracy as well as their systems’ energy efficiency.
Source: Gauss Centre for Supercomputing