Claims Third Cluster Competition Title this Year
|Team Diablo from Tsinghua University, the overall winners of the SC15 Student Cluster Competition.|
University in China, won the top prize in the Student Cluster Competition at
the SC15 conference in Austin, Texas. A team from Germany, Team TUMuch Phun
from the Technical University of Munich, won the award for achieving highest
performance for the Linpack benchmark.
coming on the heels of victories at the International Supercomputing Conference
in Germany and the Asia Supercomputing Community Student Supercomputer
Nov. 19, awards session, the team let out a whoop and went to the stage to
collect their certificates.
Youwei Zhou, a senior undergraduate student and team spokesman. “Our secret is
teamwork and each member is capable of understanding the hardware and software.
When we get stuck on a problem and cannot progress, we always figure it out
with more people working on it. We also find potential performance increases
his university consisted of different students.
Reno and has since been replicated in Europe, Asia and Africa, is a real-time,
non-stop, 48-hour challenge in which teams of six undergraduates assemble a
small cluster at SC15 and race to complete a real-world workload across a
series of scientific applications, demonstrate knowledge of system architecture
and application performance, and impress HPC industry judges.
The students partner with vendors to design
and build a cutting-edge cluster from commercially available components, not to
exceed a 3120-watt power limit and work with application experts to tune and
run the competition codes.
based on the combined score for correctly completed workload, benchmark
performance, demonstrated understanding of architecture and performance through
profiling and analysis, and interviews.
Student Cluster Competition line-up included:
Team Desert Heat, Arizona Research Computing,
Illinois Institute of Technology, United States
National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
Northeastern University, United States
Pawsey Supercomputing Centre, Australia
Universidad EAFIT, Colombia
University of Oklahoma, United States
Program. Funding for the SC15 Student Cluster Competition was provided by
IEEE/ACM SC15 and supported by Allinea and Schlumberger.