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HPC Advisory Council and the ISC High Performance Announce University Teams for HPCAC-ISC 2015 Student Cluster Competition

Student teams from around the world to compete and demonstrate the incredible capabilities of state-of-the-art high-performance cluster hardware and software during the ISC 2015 conference

Frankfurt, Germany, Dec. 1, 2014 – The HPC Advisory Council (HPCAC), a leading organization for high-performance computing research, outreach and education, and ISC High Performance, formerly known as the International Supercomputing Conference, today announced the 11 university teams from around the world for the HPCAC-ISC 2015 Student Cluster Competition during the ISC 2015 program of events. University-based teams to compete and demonstrate the incredible capabilities of state-of-the-art HPC systems and applications on the ISC 2015 show-floor will be the following:

In a real-time challenge, the 11 teams of undergraduate students will build a small cluster of their own design on the ISC 2015 exhibit floor and race to demonstrate the greatest performance across a series of benchmarks and applications. It all concludes with a ceremony on the main conference keynote stage to award and recognize all student participants in front of thousands of HPC luminaries.

“The HPCAC-ISC Student Cluster Competition is designed to introduce the next generation of students to the international high-performance computing community. We are pleased with the increasing worldwide mix of universities and students who are participating,” said Gilad Shainer, chairman of the HPC Advisory Council. “This exciting challenge is an excellent educational opportunity for students around the world to showcase their knowledge and skillsets and to engage with leading commercial vendors. Together, the HPC Advisory Council, ISC Group, and university teams from around the globe, all look forward to this competitive and fun challenge.”

“The HPCAC-ISC Student Cluster Competition is an opportunity to showcase the world’s brightest computer science students’ expertise in a friendly, yet spirited competition. We are very pleased to host 11 compelling university teams around the world to compete,” said Martin Meuer, managing director of the ISC Group. “We look forward to this very engaging competition at next year’s ISC High Performance conference and wish all the teams good luck.”

Team preparation prior to the competition includes working with supervisors and vendor partners to design and build a winning cluster from commercially available components not exceeding power limit, and to learn the predetermined HPC applications. For more information, sponsorship and general questions please email scc@isc-events.com.

Sponsor the HPCAC-ISC Student Cluster Competition and become an advocate for the future of HPC:

The HPC Advisory Council and ISC together offer high-tech enterprises, which utilize the power of HPC in their business, the opportunity to sponsor the SCC in a variety of ways. All sponsorship funds will flow directly into the competition, enabling the students to travel to Frankfurt and participate in the competition for four days in a comfortable environment. For more information, sponsorship and general questions please email scc@isc-events.com.

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About ISC High Performance

Moving into its 30th year, ISC High Performance is the world’s oldest and Europe’s most important conference and networking event for the HPC community. It offers a strong five-day technical program focusing on HPC technological development and its application in scientific fields, as well as its adoption in commercial environments.

Over 300 hand-picked expert speakers and 160 exhibitors, consisting of leading research centers and vendors, will greet attendees at ISC High Performance. A number of events complement the technical program including Tutorials, the TOP500 Announcement, Research Paper Sessions, Birds-of-a-Feather (BoF) Sessions, the Research Poster Session, Exhibitor Forums, and Workshops.

ISC High Performance is open to engineers, IT specialists, systems developers, vendors, end users, scientists, researchers, students and other members of the HPC global community. The exhibition attracts decision-makers from automotive, defense, aeronautical, gas & oil, banking and other industries, as well as analysts, solution providers, data storage suppliers, distributors, hardware manufacturers, software providers, the media, scientists, and academicians. By attending, they will to learn firsthand about new products and applications, in addition to the latest technological advances in the HPC industry. Check out the ISC High Performance trailertoday!

About the HPC Advisory Council

The HPC Advisory Council’s mission is to bridge the gap between high-performance computing (HPC) use and its potential, bring the beneficial capabilities of HPC to new users for better research, education, innovation and product manufacturing, bring users the expertise needed to operate HPC systems, provide application designers with the tools needed to enable parallel computing, and to strengthen the qualification and integration of HPC system products. For more information about the HPC Advisory Council, please visit www.hpcadvisorycouncil.com.

Contacts:

HPC Advisory Council
Brian Sparks

Phone +1-408-970-3400
info@hpcadvisorycouncil.com

ISC High Performance

Nages Sieslack

Phone +49-621-180686-16

nages.sieslack@isc-events.com

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