SC12 will again feature the Student Cluster Competition as an opportunity to showcase student expertise in a friendly yet spirited competition.
Held in collaboration with the Communities Program, the Student Cluster Competition is designed to introduce the next generation of
students to the high-performance computing community. Over the last few years, the competition has drawn teams from around the world,
including Canada, China, Costa Rica, Germany, Russia, and Taiwan.
In this real-time, non-stop 48-hour challenge, teams of students use their expertise and their clusters to demonstrate the greatest
sustained performance across a series of applications. The teams typically partner with strategic vendors to design and build a
cutting-edge cluster from commercially available components.