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SCinet Help Students Prepare, Build, and Staff World’s Fastest Temporary Network

Students from throughout the planet collaborate with each other and advanced HPC professionals to build SCinet, the world’s fastest network during the SC conference. Before the conference begins students help install miles of fiber optic cable at the exhibit hall, configure wireless access point throughout the convention center, and connect the event to locations worldwide

Student Cluster Competitors Thrive Despite Unforeseen Obstacles

Cliff hangers aren’t just the stuff of fiction and movies. Participants in the SC Student Cluster competition faced several real life glitches prior to and during the event in Dallas, Texas last year. Those challenges included sponsors who withdrew or didn’t show up and the failure of technology in the midst of the competition. But

How International Students Navigate Funding and the SC Application Process

Students participating in SC face logistical challenges ranging from funding to the applications process and navigating the hundreds of exhibits in the exhibition hall. Three students from last year’s conference explain how their professors helped inform them of opportunities, write recommendations letters and secure funding. They also discuss the benefits of their participation such as

A Pair of Passionate HPC Professionals Connect and Create Magic Through SC

Charles Powell is a dedicated physics and science teacher at Green Mountain High School in Lakewood, a suburb west of Denver. Six years ago, he was chosen to be a pilot teacher for AP Computer Science Principles at a time when only 40 schools were selected to implement this program. Powell also was president of

SC19 July Need to Know: Registration Opens July 11; Preparations Under Way to Announce Full Schedule; Welcoming Families at SC19; Student Opportunities

Summer is heating up, and so are our preparations for SC19! We are just over halfway to the event and getting excited to break new records this year in Denver.   Register for SC19 on July 11 and Save When you register for SC19, you’re gaining the opportunity to hear from and converse with the

A First-Time Student Volunteer Is Struck by HPC’s En-‘Lightning’ Possibilities

Meet Julia Julia Milani, a third-year student majoring in computer science at Universidade Federal de São Carlos in Brazil, participated in the HPC for Undergraduates program at SC17. So, becoming a “first-time” student volunteer for SC18 actually marked her second SC conference experience.   Struck by Lightning (Talks and Demos) While at SC18, Julia particularly

Teams Named for SC19 Student Cluster Competition

Competitors Represent Growing Diversity, International Interest This year’s competitors for the Student Cluster Competition (SCC), showcase a mix of new and returning talent. From of a pool of 30 applicants, 13 teams were selected to compete, where they will be joined by last year’s SCC winners, Tsinghua University (China), along with the Asian Supercomputing Challenge

A Teachable Moment: Henricus Bouwmeester

Students From MSU Denver Get Their Inspirational ‘Spark’ at SC Conference Henricus Bouwmeester, an assistant professor at the Metropolitan State University of Denver (MSU Denver) in the Department of Mathematical and Computer Sciences, had a “teacher” moment when he brought some of his students to the SC17 conference in Denver. “I saw the spark that

A Personal Best at Computing4Change in 2018: Thomas Johnson III

Meet Thomas For Thomas Johnson III, Computing4Change (C4C) notched a win in his personal playbook in 2018. While intellect (even, savoir-faire) may be the most likely reason that Thomas Johnson III was selected to participate in SIGHPC’s 2018 Computing4Change competition, his positive attitude and great sense of humor may have been equally influential. In his

From SC Papers to Student Cluster Competition Benchmarks: Joining Forces to Promote Reproducibility in HPC

The tradition of collaboration between the Technical Program and Students@SC is stronger than ever at SC19. This year we mark the fourth Reproducibility Challenge in the Student Cluster Competition (SCC) that brings together these two conference components to select a paper from SC18 and adapt its artifacts to become one of the SC19 SCC benchmarks.

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