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.

(Virtual) Student Cluster Competition at SC20, Nov. 2020

In 2020, GCS proudly supports a team of undergraduate students representing the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg, participating in the Student Cluster Competition (SCC) at the annual Supercomputing Conference (SC20). Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the SCC – just like the conference itself – has been converted into a virtual event, running November 8–11. The competition has moved to the cloud and is now called the Virtual Student Cluster Competition (VSCC).

Team deFAUlt is the only German participant in the group of 19 international teams that qualified for this year’s student contest. Competitors come from China, Poland, Singapore, Switzerland, and the USA. (more)