【Student Cluster Competition】Live from China: ASC14 Underway
We’re in Guangzhou, China, for the final round of the largest student cluster competition in the world. And to make it even more tense, there’s nearly $28k up for grabs.
The third annual Asia Student Supercomputer Challenge (ASC14) features sixteen university-backed teams from around the globe competing to see which team can wring the most HPC performance out of a 3kW power allowance.
The ASC14 competition is unique in several ways. The first is that the teams will be building their clusters out of the same building blocks. Vendor sponsor Inspur is supplying all of the gear, which makes it much easier (and less expensive) for foreign teams to make the trip. It also levels the playing field and puts a premium on the tuning and workload management skills of the students.
The road to ASC...