As Germany's national supercomputing institution, GCS is committed to encourage a wide variety of activities that help promote up and coming experts in the field of high-performance computing (HPC). One of these activities are the Student Cluster Competition (SCC) events which have regularly been scheduled as multiple-day live events during the world’s largest gatherings of the HPC community: (1) the International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage, and Analysis “Supercomputing Conference” (SC), held annually in the United States, and (2) the European counterpart of this event, the “International Supercomputing Conference“ (ISC), which is held earlier each year, in late spring, in Germany,

The Student Cluster Competition encourages international teams of university students to showcase their expertise in a friendly yet spirited competition that fosters critical skills, professional relationships, competitive spirit and lifelong comraderies.

Student Cluster Competition at ISC 2021 Digital

GCS continues its role as proud supporter of student teams participating in the annually recurring student cluster competitions (SCC). At the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC) 2021 – which due to the COVID-19 pandemig has been converted to an online-only event and thus has been renamed to ISC 2021 Digital – the SSC 2021 will also be held as an online contest, running May 24 - June 28, 2021. “The Heidelbears”, representing the Heidelberg University, is the only German team in the field of 13 teams qualified for SSC 2021. Other competitors come from China, Singapore, Taiwan, South Africa, Spain, and the United Kingdom.

mp4-video: Meet team “The Heidelbears”, representing Heidelberg University in the Student Cluster Competition of ISC 2021 Digital:

For the contest results, please go here