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Student cluster-building competitions are chock full of technical challenges, both “book learning” and practical learning, and quite a bit of fun too. I mean, who wouldn't want to construct a HPC rig against the clock and kick an opponent in the benchmarks? Here's what involved in the contests. Whether you’ve been following the …

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Sounds like fun, any chance of them allowing an el reg commentard wildcard team in? Perhaps with the caveat that we would use only the most outlandish system? Liquid cooled raspberry pi super cluster? or a rack of dell c6100's from fleabay :-)

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student competitions

What's wrong with drinking games and trying to shag as many freshers as possible?

tch... kids these days.

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Re: student competitions

That's what today's politicians did.

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Could you build a data-nomming HPC beast in a day? These kids can

"The rest of the time prior to the competition is spent designing, configuring, testing, and tuning the clusters. Then the teams take these systems to the event and compete against each another in a live benchmark face-off. The competition takes place in cramped booths right on the trade show floor."

Am I missing the bit where they build the system in a day?

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Yes.

Hmm. Quick article.

;-)

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