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Decade of collaboration and competition creates sought-after HPC and AI domain experts
SUNNYVALE, Calif .– (BUSINESS WIRE) – Beginning of a second decade of working with STEM students introducing deep mentoring and hands-on skills to develop next-generation experts and domain knowledge in complex high performance computing (HPC) and artificial intelligence ( AI) Disciplines, the HPC-AI Advisory Council (HPCAIAC) and the ISC Group today announced the opening of team proposals for the 2022 ISC Student Cluster Competition (ISC SCC). The 11th annual student competition brings together teams of students to compete against each other during the 37th annual ISC High Performance Conference and Exhibition, Europe’s oldest and most important HPC conference.
After two years of hosting remote challenges, the organizers plan to run both a virtual and an on-site competition that will closely adhere to COVID-19 restrictions and protocols. Teams based within Europe can take part in the on-site portion of the competition, and the rest of the teams will take part in the virtual portion, using several world-leading supercomputers. Proposals will be accepted immediately through November 12, 2021 (12:00 PM PST). The notification of team selection to challenge the top performers of the regional challenges in South Africa, China and the UK will be announced in a live online broadcast on December 2, 2021 (8:00 a.m. PST / 5:00 p.m. CET) .
“The growing demand for domain expertise underscores the importance of competitive advantage,” said Gilad Shainer, chairman of the HPC-AI Advisory Council. “Teams apply academic knowledge with expert mentoring and their own ingenuity to troubleshoot and solve very real-world problems. And they are already making a huge difference, from contributing to COVID-related research to discovering forgotten options and rewriting one of the most widely used weather applications and countless others. Your promise as professionals is limitless. ”
“The ISC competition and exclusive access to the conference’s technical program and exhibit gives teams access to core disciplines and expertise, while our unique conference programs allow students to explore volunteer and professional opportunities to build on their resumes and career paths,” said Thomas Meuer, General Co-Chairman of the High Performance Conference. “Competitors have unrestricted access to network with luminaries, experts and colleagues and to immerse themselves in the community far ahead of competing contemporaries.”
The return of the annual championship to personal participation also marks the return to novel, team-designed, state-of-the-art systems that must be able to achieve the highest performance across a range of standard HPC / AI benchmarks as well as challenges at the same time the requirements to meet the strict power restrictions of the competition. The intense competition culminates in the final plenary session of the conference, where the teams are at the center of a live awards ceremony where they are recognized and celebrated by an audience of thousands of HPC luminaries.
Visit the Student Cluster Competition 2022 website to submit entries and to learn more about: Working with technology partners to design and build a competitive system from commercially available components; Working with consultants and mentors to master the HPC applications, tools, techniques, and tricks that are critical to a team’s overall performance during live competition and more.
About the ISC group
The ISC Group organizes the ISC High Performance, the world’s oldest and Europe’s leading conference and networking event for the international HPC community. More: www.isc-hpc.com
Via the HPC-AI Advisory Council
The HPC-AI Advisory Council (HPCAIAC), founded in 2008, is a non-profit organization with over 400 members dedicated to promoting HPC and AI through education and public relations. More: www.hpcadvisorycouncil.com
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