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Why 'Bear-O-Dactyl'? Because it sounds scary

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SC10 Sunday at the Student Cluster Competition (SCC) at SC10 in New Orleans. We stop in at the Stony Brook booth to meet the team and see what they've brought with them. In this SCC video, they introduce us to their cluster, dubbed the "Bear-O-Dactyl".

It's a combination of bear and pterodactyl - but I'll let them explain the reasoning behind the nickname.

Stony Brook is a powerful competitor. They won all the marbles last year (there aren't any actual marbles) and several members of their team have been to the big show before - so they have experience on their side.

They also have supercomputer legend Cray in their corner along with NVIDIA GPUs. In fact, they are one of two (maybe three) teams deploying GPUs in the competition, making their box GPU-riffic (I'm still trying to coin that term).

Will all of this be enough to make Stony Brook the first repeat champion SCC history? Could be. I think they're an early favorite, but it's still anyone's game at this point.

We'll know more tomorrow when they run the HPCC benchmark.

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