Our students have attended previous SC conferences and were inspired by the spirit of this year’s SC.
After SC 09, we started to work on organizing our team. From finding vendor partners to working on the
applications, we overcame numerous challenges. We believe that we will win at SCC 10 by working
Our team is fairly new to cluster technology and have not had the experience with many tools prior to the
preparation of this event. However, at Florida A&M University, we are in the habit of participating in
challenges and competitions, and have taken the necessary steps towards being prepared to win.
Our students are passionate about technology and its increasing importance in both the present and the
immediate future. We are aware that HPC plays an important role in technology advancements and eager
to explore its applications. SCC provides an effort to give students a hands-on experience with HPC, from
hardware to software, in a competitive environment. This available experience attracted our students and
motivated them to participate in SCC 2010. Through SCC, we will increase our knowledge and
understanding of HPC, parallel environments and/or applications, in addition to learning more about
super computers and clusters. We also hope to gain some insight to the difficulties system administrators
face when developing and maintaining robust low-cost HPC systems and how HPC can be used to solve
business problems. Our students’ motivation stems from participating in various activities including
administration of an Xserver cluster at our Astro Particle and Cosmic Radiation Detector Research and
Development Laboratory, and attending related conferences such as TeraGrid10. We would like to extend
our involvement in the HPC world and SCC provides a great experience towards that goal.
Supervised by: Dr. Hongmei Chi (Faculty Sponsor)
Mr. Kevin Lawrence (Co-sponsor)
Vendor Partner: Atlantic Computer, LLC,
HP Partner for Higher Education
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