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Primeur weekly 2017-09-18

Special

2017 - Another year on the Road to Exascale: The state of exascale progress today ...

Focus

ETP4HPC plays instrumental role in development of European exascale programme ...

Atos/Bull to provide customers with mix of processor architectures and new BXI interconnect ...

Quantum computing

IBM pioneers new approach to simulate chemistry with quantum computing ...

The dark side of quantum computers ...

Toward unbreakable encrypted messages ...

First on-chip nanoscale optical quantum memory developed ...

Focus on Europe

HPC Advisory Council and ISC Group announce the 2018 Student Cluster Competition ...

Digital Infrastructures for Research 2017 to announce Call for Abstracts ...

HPC alliance GW4 shortlisted for Times Higher Education award ...

New GPU power for machine learning and HPC at CSC Finland ...

Mexico launches HPC initiative for Energy Research and Development supported by BSC ...

Middleware

PGI 17.7 compilers for heterogeneous supercomputing now available ...

Hardware

Supermicro launches petabyte scale 1U server and JBOF ...

Packet partners with Arm to accelerate adoption of Armv8-A for data centre workloads ...

Xilinx, Arm, Cadence, and TSMC announce world's first CCIX silicon demonstration vehicle in 7nm process technology ...

Applications

Supercomputing power to study brain function ...

Julia joins Petaflop Club ...

BSC participates in eTRANSAFE, a project for new drug safety assessment and integrative data analysis research ...

NERSC supercomputers help Berkeley Lab scientists map key DNA protein complex ...

Study clarifies how neural nets think when processing language ...

Modelling a city's minuscule changes ...

The Cloud

Oracle joins the Cloud Native Computing Foundation ...

Dell EMC and IBM to offer VMware solutions on the IBM Cloud ...

VMware speeds customer time to value for SDDC and multi-Cloud management with new vRealize suite 2017 ...

HPC Advisory Council and ISC Group announce the 2018 Student Cluster Competition


12 Sep 2017 Frankfurt - The HPC Advisory Council (HPCAC), the community-led organisation dedicated to high-performance computing (HPC) research, outreach and education, and the ISC Group, organizers of Europe's premier HPC forum, have officially kicked off the ISC-HPCAC Student Cluster Competition (SCC) with an open call for team entries inviting international STEM student teams currently enrolled in four-year higher education and undergraduate programmes to submit proposals for the 2018 competition. Submissions will be accepted through November 10, 2017. The top twelve teams selected will be announced on November 15, 2017 and face off in Frankfurt Germany during the annual ISC High Performance Conference and Exhibition scheduled for June 24-28, 2018.

Now in its seventh year, the Student Cluster Competition enables international teams to take part in a real-time contest focused on advancing STEM disciplines and HPC skills development. To take home top honours, the teams will have to showcase systems of their own design, adhering to strict power constraints and achieve the highest performance across a series of standard HPC benchmarks and applications.

Showcased at the conference's closing plenary session, the intense three-day competition will culminate in front of thousands of conference attendees. Students will take center stage, alongside HPC luminaries, for a live ceremony to award and recognize each of the participating teams.

"The Student Cluster Competition provides a real-world hands-on education that directly benefits students and their individual studies", noted Gilad Shainer, chairman of the HPC Advisory Council. "Team members gain access to a wealth of industry expertise, training and tools and hands-on exposure to a range of technologies and techniques they'll use for competition and throughout their careers. By helping advance their knowledge and capabilities, the entire HPC community benefits."

"SCC is an opportunity to contribute to the ISC tradition of supporting education and our future workforce", stated Martin Meuer, co-chairman of ISC High Performance. "All of our competitors have access to the full conference and our student programs. This is our way of giving back to the community, to the students, their current studies, and future success. We look forward to welcoming the incoming teams and wish all of the entries good luck."

"Always fierce rivals in the heat of competition, teams establish peer relationships and lifelong friendships. They're basically building the next generation of the HPC community", stated Pak Lui, principal architect at Huawei Technologies. "That overall experience is an extremely powerful influencer. It fuels the ongoing rivalries and the number of entries submitted from established teams and in attracting entirely new teams", stated the competitions veteran SCC director. "It's the combination of the individual student and teams total experience, their combined contributions of ingenuity, unity and spirit that makes for such a great competition and is what makes this SCC a world-class championship."

You can visit the HPCAC's 2018 Student Cluster Competition site for more detailed information and criteria and to submit team entries. Preparation for competition includes working with technology partners to design and build a competitive system from commercially available components, and working with advisors and mentors to master the HPC applications, tools, techniques and tricks that are critical to a team's overall performance during the live competition.

Interested companies are urged to join the HPCAC and ISC Group in ongoing support of STEM student development to further advance the skills of these next generation HPC experts. You can become a SCC sponsor.

Sponsor proceeds go to support student teams and all the costs associated with the live competitions exclusively.

To unite in this visionary collaboration and help fulfil the growing, global demand for STEM expertise a range of sponsor packages and promotions are available including featured brand placements, social media, media coverage and much more.

For more information, sponsorship and general questions, you can e-mail scc@isc-events.com .

Source: ISC Group

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Primeur weekly 2017-09-18

Special

2017 - Another year on the Road to Exascale: The state of exascale progress today ...

Focus

ETP4HPC plays instrumental role in development of European exascale programme ...

Atos/Bull to provide customers with mix of processor architectures and new BXI interconnect ...

Quantum computing

IBM pioneers new approach to simulate chemistry with quantum computing ...

The dark side of quantum computers ...

Toward unbreakable encrypted messages ...

First on-chip nanoscale optical quantum memory developed ...

Focus on Europe

HPC Advisory Council and ISC Group announce the 2018 Student Cluster Competition ...

Digital Infrastructures for Research 2017 to announce Call for Abstracts ...

HPC alliance GW4 shortlisted for Times Higher Education award ...

New GPU power for machine learning and HPC at CSC Finland ...

Mexico launches HPC initiative for Energy Research and Development supported by BSC ...

Middleware

PGI 17.7 compilers for heterogeneous supercomputing now available ...

Hardware

Supermicro launches petabyte scale 1U server and JBOF ...

Packet partners with Arm to accelerate adoption of Armv8-A for data centre workloads ...

Xilinx, Arm, Cadence, and TSMC announce world's first CCIX silicon demonstration vehicle in 7nm process technology ...

Applications

Supercomputing power to study brain function ...

Julia joins Petaflop Club ...

BSC participates in eTRANSAFE, a project for new drug safety assessment and integrative data analysis research ...

NERSC supercomputers help Berkeley Lab scientists map key DNA protein complex ...

Study clarifies how neural nets think when processing language ...

Modelling a city's minuscule changes ...

The Cloud

Oracle joins the Cloud Native Computing Foundation ...

Dell EMC and IBM to offer VMware solutions on the IBM Cloud ...

VMware speeds customer time to value for SDDC and multi-Cloud management with new vRealize suite 2017 ...