For 2012, Boston University will once again compete in the Student Cluster Competition, the world’s “premiere event in computer sports,” at the SuperComputing Convention in Salt Lake City, Utah.
This year, BU is banding together with the other four colleges in the Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Consortium (that’s BU, Harvard, MIT, UMass, and Northeastern) to create an unstoppable uber-team.
At last year’s competition in Seattle, BU had a very impressive showing for our very first time competing: we received the highest score from the judges! But we did not win the overall competition. If you’re confused about how we could get the judges’ highest score but not win the big prize, that’s OK, so are we! (Well, Team Taiwan blew the doors off the data output, that’s how… But we’ll be ready for them this year.)
The team is always looking for more undergraduate team members, as well as more faculty and staff advisors from various fields to help the team prepare. Anyone from any of the five colleges in the consortium is welcome! (That’s BU, Harvard, MIT, UMass, and Northeastern.) We meet twice weekly, and there are many scholarship opportunities available through which we hope to be able to send all team members to the competition, even though they will not be allowed to help the six competing team members once the problem sets are released the third day we’re there.
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