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AWS Mentors Talk OpenFOAM

If you want to learn how Prairie View blew the field away with OpenFOAM, take a look at our interview with the AWS mentors below. Our guests include Neil Ashton, Evan Bollig, Heidi Poxon, and former ASC/ISC student cluster competition competitor (Team Boston) Sean Smith. They reveal all and were highly impressed with the teams,…
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AWS OpenFOAM Results Revealed!

When we first lined up AWS to host the final computational event in the 2022 Winter Classic student cluster competition, we figured that by this time in the event that the drama would be over. One team would have pulled ahead and there’d be some distance between teams in the rest of the field. We…
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Oak Ridge Results Revealed!

2022 Winter Classic – Oak Ridge Results Revealed! The 2022 Winter Classic Invitational Student Cluster Competition is turning out to be one of the tightest student cluster competitions ever. This event, which started in early February, pits student teams from twelve Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Hispanic Serving Institutions against each other to see…
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Episode 21: Meet Oracle’s Kevin Jorissen

In this next episode, we had Kevin Jorrison, Distinguished HPC Cloud Architect at Oracle, as a guest commentator. In this episode, we discussed Oracle’s participation in the competition, why they’re involved, and got his take on the Big Board. As always, we had an interesting and fun conversation. Give it a watch by clicking below….
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Episode 20: Meet the NASA Mentors

The 2022 Winter Classic continues – more than halfway done at this point with the students working away at Oak Ridge and running on their Ascend cluster – which has the same configuration as Summit. We’ll have ORLN scores next week and, the week after, the students take on AWS for what promises to be…
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Winter Classic 2022: NASA Results In!

NASA hosted and mentored the twelve teams competing in the Winter Classic Invitational Student Cluster Competition last week and we’re ready to reveal the results. The student teams competed to run and optimize three subsets of the NAS Parallel benchmarks, namely BT-MZ, SP-MZ, and the ever so challenging LU-MZ. All of the teams managed to…
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HPE Shocks Competition – In a Good Way

The 2022 Winter Classic Student Cluster Competition is a grueling eight week marathon, combining HPC education and cutthroat competition as student teams optimize real-world HPC benchmarks and apps on mentor provided supercomputers. This competition is unique in that it exclusively features Historically Black Colleges and Universities along with Hispanic Serving Institutions, all competing for the…
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2022 Winter Classic – Meet the Teams

Twelve teams from Historically Black and Hispanic universities are taking their first steps into HPC in the 2022 Winter Classic Student Cluster Competition. They ran the gauntlet of LINPACK and HPCG in their first challenge, running the workloads on HPE clusters and receiving HPE mentoring. Next up, they had a pop quiz covering HPC history,…
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HPC Pop Quiz Roils Cluster Comp Leaderboard

Results from the HPC Pop Quiz module in the 2022 Winter Classic cluster competition had a radical impact on the leaderboard. Quiz grades rocketed a couple of teams up the big board while others went in the opposite direction. The 20 question exam featured multiple choice questions covering HPC history, technology, and current events. Students…
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HPE Mentors 2022 Winter Classic Field

As part of our continuing coverage of the 2022 Winter Classic Student Cluster Competition, we want to shine a light on the first mentor organization in the competition. Hewlett Packard Enterprise really stepped up to the plate by teaching the twelve student teams how to use a HPE/Cray cluster plus how to run and optimize…
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