Recent Announcements

Moab Free Licenses

posted Jul 17, 2010, 7:42 AM by Tiki Suarez-Brown   [ updated Aug 19, 2010, 9:19 AM by Hai Ah Nam ]

Hi SC10 Student Cluster Competition Teams!


Thanks to Doug Smith, the advisor for the University of Colorado team, who got us into contact with Adaptive Computing… They (Adaptive Computing) have graciously offered to provide free licenses to teams who would like to use Moab.


If you are interested, please contact Jess Arrington @ Adaptive Computing ASAP to let him know you’re interested.


Jess Arrington

Business Development Manager

+1 (801) 717-3716  Direct

+1 (801) 616-7823  Cell


I am so excited about this year’s competition!  We’re busy planning and putting all of the logistics together and can’t wait to see all of your show off your skills in November. 


We’ll keep you posted!  And, if you have any questions, ask away.


Hai Ah

SC10 SCC Co-Chair

High-speed interconnect offered by Myricom

posted Jul 17, 2010, 7:41 AM by Tiki Suarez-Brown   [ updated Aug 19, 2010, 9:20 AM by Hai Ah Nam ]

Hi Teams,


If anyone is in need of a high-speed interconnect, Myricom is willing to provide product. They can provide 10G Myrinet NICs and a switch or 10G Ethernet NICs for use with any brand 10G switch.  If you’re interested, please contact Scott Atchley from Myricom at


Hai Ah

8 Teams will compete in SC10 SCC

posted Jul 17, 2010, 7:32 AM by Tiki Suarez-Brown   [ updated Jul 17, 2010, 7:38 AM ]

National TsingHua University
Nizhni Novgorod State University
Florida A&M University
Louisiana State University
University of Colorado
University of Texas, Austin

posted Jul 17, 2010, 7:17 AM by Tiki Suarez-Brown   [ updated Oct 21, 2010, 7:00 PM by Hai Ah Nam ]

Competition Applications are now available...

posted May 4, 2010, 1:30 PM by Tiki Suarez-Brown   [ updated May 4, 2010, 1:33 PM ]

The four applications include NAMD, WRF, FLASH, and Distributed Password Auditing/Cracking. You can find more information about them by clicking on the SCC Applications link on the sidebar. 

Final Architecture Proposals

posted Oct 19, 2009, 10:41 PM by Tiki Suarez-Brown   [ updated Jul 17, 2010, 7:29 AM ]

Final Architecture Proposals are due September 16, 2010.  Please make sure they are turned in before this deadline. 

A final architecture proposal is required of each accepted team by September 16, 2010. Failure to submit a final architecture proposal will result in automatic disqualification. The final architecture should be closely determined with vendor partner(s), taking into consideration the competition applications. Hardware and software combinations should be generally applicable to any computational science domain. While novel system configurations are encouraged, systems designed to target a single application or just HPC will generally not be favorably considered. The proposal should contain detailed information about both the hardware being used and the software stack that will be used to participate in the challenge. The detail should be sufficient for the judging panel to determine if all the applications will easily port to and run on the computational infrastructure being proposed.

SCC Acceptance Notifications...

posted Oct 19, 2009, 9:47 PM by Tiki Suarez-Brown   [ updated Apr 27, 2010, 5:44 PM ]

SCC Acceptance notifications will go out the week of May 3, 2010.

Why your team should compete...

posted Oct 19, 2009, 9:46 PM by Tiki Suarez-Brown   [ updated Apr 27, 2010, 5:45 PM ]

Prior to the competition your team will have to the opportunity to work with their supervisor and vendor partners to design and build a cutting-edge commercially available small cluster that does not exceed the 26 amp power limit
and learn the predetermined HPC applications.

During SC10, teams will compete to achieve the best HPCC benchmark performance and maximum throughput of accurate application runs, while staying at or below their energy budget. Teams will also compete to impress SC participants and judges with visualizations, presentations, and interviews.

In its 4th year, the Student Cluster Competition continues to be exciting, educational and a truly rewarding experience for students, supervisors, vendor partners, and SC participants.

What is SC Communities...

posted Oct 19, 2009, 9:44 PM by Tiki Suarez-Brown   [ updated Apr 27, 2010, 5:46 PM ]

SC Communities brings together programs designed to support emerging leaders and groups that have traditionally been underrepresented in computing. We provide opportunities for students,
faculty, early-career professionals, and international attendees to participate in the SC Conference through our Ambassadors, Broader Engagement, Education Program, Student Cluster Competition, and Student Volunteers activities. Limited travel support is available for some of these programs; we encourage you to apply. Please visit for more information

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