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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,

DeFAUlt’s Challenging Return to the Student Cluster Competition

Sebastian Bönning, a member of the DeFAUlt team from Germany’s Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, recalls his team’s harrowing SC19 Student Cluster Competition experience. With a dead SSD drive and only one node left, the competition proved to be quite a challenge. Inspired by Sebastian’s story? Get your team together, as Student Cluster Competition applications close on

SC19 Best Student Paper Awardees Interviewed

  Be Inspired by Student Research For its annual Student Paper Challenge, SC19 received 344 total submissions, accepted 87 (a 25.3% success rate), and from that elite list named a single Best Student Paper. “Red-Blue Pebbling Revisited: Near Optimal Parallel Matrix Multiplication” took the top honor. The work proposes a new parallel algorithm for matrix-matrix

The Student Cluster Competition “Roller Coaster”

First-time participant Manuel Burger, of ETH Zurich, presents his “roller coaster” experience as a team member in the Student Cluster Competition at SC19.  Being an IT connoisseur isn’t all it takes to succeed in this venture.” — Manuel Burger   Inspired by Manuel’s story? Student Cluster Competition applications open February 10, 2020. Be sure to

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