Here we’ll keep you up to date with the latest news and perspectives on topics related to SC and the upcoming conference throughout the year. Check out the tags to explore more posts on the subjects that interest you.

Students@SC Program Innovates to Include Some Remote Participation

The Students@SC program is implementing innovative ideas for SC20 in light of the new challenges that COVID-19 is presenting. “I’m very excited we’re able to offer remote participation for the Student Volunteers program, the Student Cluster Competition, and HPC Immersion. With the coronavirus pandemic and travel restrictions currently in place, we have realized that many

Student Volunteer Zhaochen Gu Finds a Friendly Environment for Learning at SC

  Zhaochen Gu, a student at the University of North Texas, was a SCinet student volunteer for the second year in the row at SC19, where she learned the ins and outs of conference logistics in a very friendly team-oriented atmosphere. Inspired by Zhaochen’s story? Apply as a SCinet student volunteer. Applications close on Friday,

First-Time Lead Student Volunteer Sadura Akinrinwa of Nigeria Looks Back on Her Experience

Sadura Akinrinwa, a first-time Lead Student Volunteer at SC19, is a doctoral student at Federal University of Technology, Akure in Nigeria. Sadura explains, in her native tongue, how she felt guided and mentored as a student volunteer. Inspired by Sadura’s story? Apply to be an SC student volunteer. Applications close on Friday, June 26, 2020.

Longstanding Student Volunteer Mohammed Tanash Continues to Discover Opportunities at SC

Mohammed Tanash has logged quite a bit of experience as a SC Conference volunteer. From his first time as a student volunteer at SC17 to a lead student volunteer position at SC18, and a SCinet student volunteer on the SC19 wireless team, Tanash has shown he is not afraid of challenges and is not one

An International Student Volunteer from Brazil Grows from Mentoring at SC

First-time international student volunteer traces his road to SC19 in Denver For Gabriel Freguglia Barros, a doctoral student at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro/UFRJ), word-of-mouth provided his introduction to the annual SC conference, as he learned about it from his lab colleagues who had previously

Carve a Path Through SC with SCinet Student Volunteer Sushma Yellapragada of New Delhi

Last week, a notification on my phone said SC20 was ready for submissions, and it reminded me of my awesome experience as a SCinet student volunteer at SC19. For those who aren’t familiar with SC (aka the Supercomputing Conference), it is supermassive, and super cool, and people present work that sounds almost supernatural.   Volunteering

Manuel Burger of ETH Zürich and His Student Cluster Competition Team of First-Timers Prevail

Torsten Hoefler, a computer science professor at ETH Zürich, presented an opportunity to participate in a Student Cluster Competition (SCC) to his class. Lukas Kapp-Schwoerer, a computer science student and teaching assistant at ETH Zürich, was enthusiastic about the opportunity. He and Manuel Burger, a student in his last Bachelor’s degree year majoring in computer

How to Prepare for a Student Cluster Competition

Student cluster competitions have grown from the original six-team contest at SC07 in Reno, Nevada into three highly competitive events each year: the SC Student Cluster Competition in the United States, the ISC Student Cluster Competition in Europe, and the ASC Student Supercomputer Challenge in Asia. These events are fun, challenging, and memorable — and

SC20 Student Cluster Reproducibility Committee Chooses Benchmark Wisely

We are excited to announce that the SC20 Reproducibility Committee has selected the SC19 paper “MemXCT: Memory-Centric X-ray CT Reconstruction with Massive Parallelization”, by Mert Hidayetoğlu, Tekin Biçer, Simon Garcia de Gonzalo, Bin Ren, Doğa Gürsoy, Rajkumar Kettimuthu, Ian T. Foster, and Wen-mei W. Hwu, to serve as the Student Cluster Competition (SCC) benchmark for

Computing4Change Offers View of Student’s Own Character

While participating in a NASA DIRECT-STEM (Data Intensive Research and Education Center in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) program offered at California State University, Los Angeles, Yesenia Trujillo, a math major at Cal State LA, was exposed to Python and learned some computing basics. At the end of the program, Trujillo, like the other participants,

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