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Posted: 10 Jun 2020 | 13:18
At heart, the ISC Student Cluster Competition (SCC) is about meeting interesting people and learning valuable new skills. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 this year’s competition was forced to be hosted online. As a result, teams now share a remote HPC cluster provided by the National Supercomputing Center (NSCC) Singapore and no longer compete with their own custom-built cluster.
This new format creates many obstacles and difficulties for all teams, the main ones being maintaining effective communication within the team and interacting with other teams and experts. Despite the challenges of remote working, changed rules, and long job execution queues on the shared cluster, our motivation to win remains strong! Here is an update on how TeamEPCC has done so far in the ISC20 SCC.
Posted: 13 Jun 2019 | 10:00
TeamEPCC will participate in the ISC19 Student Cluster Competition on 17–19 June in Frankfurt, Germany. Please come to visit us at Booth A-1452.
TeamEPCC undertook a special two-day training in May provided by our team’s sponsor Boston Ltd to further prepare for the ISC19 Student Cluster Competition (SCC). During the training, the team had plenty of opportunities to assemble the hardware and experiment with multiple system softwares.
Posted: 2 May 2019 | 15:44
This blog was contributed by TeamEPCC for ISC19 Student Cluster Competition. Photo shows (left to right): Mark Klaisoongnoen, Zhenzhong Xu; Christodoulos Stylianou, and Mario Martinez Requena.
Please visit us at Booth A-1453 at ISC 2019 in Frankfurt and vote us as your favourite team!
In the international ISC Student Cluster Competition (SCC), student teams build small clusters of different architectures to achieve the highest performance by running a series of applications and benchmarks under 3kW peak power limitation. The competition will be held in June in Frankfurt (Germany) as an integral part of the ISC High Performance Conference and Exhibition, and TeamEPCC will be there.
Posted: 1 Jul 2014 | 14:35
This post was written by TeamEPCC, four MSc in HPC students who achieved the highest-ever LINPACK score in the Student Cluster Competition at ISC14.
In the photo (left to right): Chenhui Quan, Konstantinos Mouzakitis, Emmanouil Farsarakis (Manos) and Georgios Iniatis.
Posted: 16 Jul 2013 | 16:02
EPCC's MSc in HPC student team participated in the ISC13 Student Cluster Challenge at Leipzig from 16-19 June. This was the very first time that MSc students from EPCC (and from the UK!) had joined the Student Cluster Competition.
Eight teams from China, Costa Rica, Germany, Sourth Africa, UK and US were there to compete for three awards:
Posted: 19 Jun 2013 | 12:30
Posted: 21 Mar 2013 | 14:06
[The article was contributed by the EPCC Student Cluster Challenge competition team.]
The Student Cluster Challenge at ISC (International Supercomputing Conference) is a competition where student teams from around the world build clusters competing against each other to achieve the maximum performance whilst remaining within a strict power limit of 3kW. Cluster performance will be assessed by the HPCC (HPC Challenge) benchmark suite and a set of real world benchmarks.