2022 Winter Classic Finale + Bonus Content!

April 25, 2022

Barnburner. Slugfest. Photo finish. Just a few cliches to let you know what’s coming up as we break down the finish of the 2022 Winter Classic Invitational Student Cluster Competition. Twelve teams from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) and Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSI) battled for the Winter Classic championship from early February until the final judging interviews on April 14th. Read more…

OpenFOAM Results Shock Competition

April 13, 2022

When we first lined up AWS to host the final computational event in the 2022 Winter Classic student cluster competition, we figured that by this time in the event that the drama would be over. One team would have pulled ahead and there’d be some distance between teams in the rest of the field. We were dead wrong. Up until the AWS OpenFOAM Challenge... Read more…

2022 Winter Classic – Oak Ridge Results Revealed!

April 1, 2022

The 2022 Winter Classic Invitational Student Cluster Competition is turning out to be one of the tightest student cluster competitions ever. This event, which started in early February, pits student teams from twelve Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Hispanic Serving Institutions against each other to see which team can run and optimize... Read more…

2022 Winter Classic: Double Episode Fun Pack!

March 24, 2022

The 2022 Winter Classic continues – more than halfway done at this point with the students working away at Oak Ridge and running on their Ascend cluster – which has the same configuration as Summit, but a little smaller. Along with the competition, our increasingly popular Studio Update Show continues as well. We have a lot to get you caught... Read more…

Winter Classic 2022: NASA Results In!

March 18, 2022

NASA hosted and mentored the twelve teams competing in the Winter Classic Invitational Student Cluster Competition last week and we’re ready to reveal the results. The student teams competed to run and optimize three subsets of the NAS Parallel benchmarks, namely BT-MZ, SP-MZ, and the ever so challenging... Read more…

HPE Shocks Competition – In a Good Way

March 15, 2022

The 2022 Winter Classic Student Cluster Competition is a grueling eight week marathon, combining HPC education and cutthroat competition as student teams optimize real-world HPC benchmarks and apps on mentor provided supercomputers. This competition is unique in that it exclusively features... Read more…

2022 Winter Classic – Meet the Teams

March 7, 2022

Twelve teams from Historically Black and Hispanic universities are taking their first steps into HPC in the 2022 Winter Classic Student Cluster Competition. The Read more…

HPC Pop Quiz Roils Cluster Comp Leaderboard

March 2, 2022

Results from the HPC Pop Quiz module in the 2022 Winter Classic cluster competition had a radical impact on the leaderboard. Quiz grades rocketed a couple of te Read more…

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