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CHPC student team took second honours at the 4th HPCAC-ISC Student Cluster Competition, featured at ISC (International Supercomputing Conference) on 15 July 2015, where more than 2,600 attendees and 160 exhibitors from around the globe met in Frankfurt, Germany.  

The competition featured small teams that competed to demonstrate the incredible capabilities of state-of- the-art high-performance cluster hardware and software. In a real-time challenge, 11 teams of six undergraduate and/or high school students built small clusters of their own design on the ISC exhibit floor and raced to demonstrate the greatest performance across a series of benchmarks and applications. The students received a unique opportunity to learn, experience and demonstrate how high-performance computing influence our world and day-to-day learning. Held in collaboration of the HPC Advisory Council and ISC, the Student Cluster Competition is designed to introduce the next generation of students to the high performance computing world and community.

CHPC were overall winners of both the 2013 and 2014 competitions.


Results were as follows:

1st place:Tsinghua University, China

2nd place:Centre for High Performance Computing (CHPC)

3rd place:University of Science and Technology of China

Highest LINPACK performance:Jamia Millia Islamia University, India

Fan favourite:Purdue University & Universidad EAFIT

CHPC Conference in the News

CHPC 2017 Student Cluster Competition winners on Morning Live, SABC: Watch here

South African students to showcase skills in Germany: Read here

Students to represent SA at supercomputing competition in Germany next year: Mail and Guardian download

Students to compete in Germany: New Age download



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