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Sixteen Teams to Compete in SC17 Student Cluster Competition

Today SC17 announced that 16 teams will take part in the Student Cluster Competition. Hailing from across the U.S., as well as Asia and Europe, the student teams will race to build HPC clusters and run a full suite of applications in the space of just a few days. The Student Cluster Competition is a high energy event featuring young supercomputing talent from around the world competing to build and operate powerful cluster computers. Created as an opportunity to showcase student expertise in a friendly yet spirited competition, the SCC aims to introduce the next generation of students to the high-performance computing community. The number of teams selected for SC17 is the highest since the first event was held at SC07 in Reno, and the 19 reviewers sifted through 20 team applications, also the highest number to date. The SC17 competition will also mark the first time that the winners of the world’s top three student cluster competitions will meet: SC16 winner University of Science and Technology of China; Tsinghua University of China, winner of the ASC17 Student Supercomputer Challenge; and the winner of the upcoming ISC Student Cluster Competition to be held in June. Learn more at

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