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Silicon Mechanics Sponsors Team from Massachusetts Green HPC Consortium in SC12 Student Cluster Competition

Bothell, WA (PRWEB) November 07, 2012

Silicon Mechanics, Inc., a leading manufacturer of rackmount servers, storage, and high-performance computing solutions, announces that it is sponsoring the Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Consortium (MGHPCC) in the Student Cluster Competition at the SC12 Conference & Exhibition, taking place November 10-16, 2012 in Salt Lake City, Utah. The team, composed of undergraduates from Boston University, Harvard University, MIT, University of Massachusetts, and Northeastern University, will complete in a real-time, non-stop 48-hour challenge to demonstrate the best sustained performance on a series of applications.

The Student Cluster Competition showcases student expertise in deploying and using a high-performance cluster in four pre-determined applications. Students are given the application areas in advance to familiarize themselves and test their codes, but will not know the actual task until the starting whistle is blown. The MGHPCC team has been busy practicing, optimizing the contest applications, independent of configuration.

This years 6-member team is comprised of computer engineering, electrical engineering, computer science, and physics majors. Two additional students will observe, learning the ropes and preparing to take over for graduating seniors in next years contest.

Silicon Mechanics has configured an HPC cluster, valued at $ 80,000, comprised of hardware provided by partners NVIDIA, AMD, Mellanox, Supermicro, Kingston Technology, and Seagate. Equipped with NVIDIA

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