- 12 teams competed in the International Supercomputing Conference student cluster competition.
- Spanish student team takes home Fan Favorite award at ISC16.
- Competition designed to introduce students to HPC technology and community.
If you’ve been following the events at the International Supercomputing Conference 2016 (ISC16) in Frankfurt, you’ve probably been Thunderstruck.
Not to be confused with the AC/DC song of the same name, Thunderstruck is the name of a student team that competed in the ISC16 high-performance computing Advisory Council (HPCAC) student cluster competition.
“All the members gave their best in the months before the competition, dedicating a significant amount of their free time to make this adventure in Frankfurt possible,” says Thunderstruck advisor Filippo Mantovani. “We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the ISC attendees who visited our booth, showed interest in our work and supported us.”
The six-member Thunderstruck team from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · Barcelona Tech (UPC) bested 12 other teams. To wow the fans, they built a 64-bit ARM cluster and ran a series of HPC benchmarks and applications.
Congratulations to Thunderstruck and to all the student competitors. See you next year at ISC17!