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.
GCS proudly continued to serve as a co-sponsor of undergraduate students participating in the Student Cluster Competition (SCC) at the Supercomputing Conference 2017 (SC17) in Denver, Colorado/USA (Nov. 12-17, 2017). Team TUMany segFAUlts (pronounced too many segfaults), a joint six-person team representing the Technische Universität München (TUM) and the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU)--evenly divided between males and females--was the only German participant among the 16 teams taking part in the competition.