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 SC16 (Salt Lake City, Utah)

At the SC16, held in Salt Lake City, CO, GCS proudly served as a co-sponsor of undergraduate students participating in the Student Cluster Competition (SCC). Team deFAUlt of Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg and team PhiClub of Technical University Munich, which were the only European reprsentatives in this global competition, competed at SC16 with teams from the USA (6), China (3), Singapore, Taiwan and Colombia.


More information on team deFAUlt of the SSC16 is available at

More information on the SCC at SC16 is available on the official SC16 website or at