ASC18: Final Results Revealed & Wrapped Up

May 17, 2018

It was an exciting week at ASC18 in Nanyang, China. The student teams braved extreme heat, extremely difficult applications, and extreme competition in order to cross the cluster competition finish line. The gala awards ceremony took place on Wednesday. The auditorium was packed with student teams, various dignitaries, the media, and other interested parties. So what happened? Read more…

By Dan Olds

ASC18: New HPCG Record (Barely) Set!!

May 16, 2018

When it comes to HPC benchmarks, very few are tougher on the hardware than HPCG. Designed to complement HPL (LINPACK), HPCG much more closely mimics today’s r Read more…

By Dan Olds

Students Pack Many LINs at ASC18

May 16, 2018

The first task facing the university teams at the ASC18 Student Cluster Competition was running the venerable LINPACK benchmark. It was a hard fought battle, but in the end, Taiwan’s National Tsing Hua University (NTHU) came out on top with a score of 42.99 teraflops. Read more…

By Dan Olds

ASC18: Students Grapple with Grueling Applications

May 15, 2018

The ASC competitions are known for the punishingly difficult application tasks they ladle out to students at their annual student cluster competitions. As one long time student participant commented “The applications at ASC just keep getting harder and harder, it never stops.” This year, the competition, held in Nanchang, China, is even more difficult since it’s a day shorter. Read more…

By Dan Olds

ASC18: Team Configurations – Less is Still More

May 10, 2018

When it comes to hardware, the ASC Student Cluster Competitions are markedly different than what you see at ISC and SC. At the ISC and SC competitions, each tea Read more…

By Dan Olds

ASC18: Ice Station Nanchang

May 10, 2018

It’s a hot Monday in Nanchang, and not just due to the heated competition of the ASC18 Student Cluster Competition. It’s just damned hot. This is a tropical Read more…

By Dan Olds

ASC18 Cluster Competition Kick-Off!

May 5, 2018

The city of Nanchang, China, a small hamlet of 5.2 million people, is alive with of excitement this week. Why? Because it is the host city for the 2018 ASC Stud Read more…

By Dan Olds

SC17 Cluster Competition: Who Won and Why? Results Analyzed and Over-Analyzed

November 28, 2017

Everyone by now knows that Nanyang Technological University of Singapore (NTU) took home the highest LINPACK Award and the Overall Championship from the recently concluded SC17 Student Cluster Competition. We also already know how the teams did in the Highest LINPACK and Highest HPCG competitions, with Nanyang grabbing bragging rights for both benchmarks. Read more…

By Dan Olds

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