Feeds

SCC11: Meet the Colorado Buffaloes

Sixth time the charm?

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Business security measures using SSL

Team vid The University of Colorado Buffalo team has competed at every Student Cluster Competition – this is year six.

The 2011 team is packed with veterans; almost every member has been to the big cluster dance before. Team Buffalo is driving 16-core AMD Interlagos processors perched on four Dell quad-socket server chassis. Their 256 cores put them at the upper end of the conventional core count among the competitors.

While half of this year’s teams added GPUs to their cluster stew, Colorado was looking to build a system that would perform well on all of the apps – not just those that have been optimized for CUDA.

The Buffs have separated themselves from the herd in two key areas: experience and memory. They have the most experienced team in the competition, which should pay dividends when it comes to deciding how to attack the scientific workloads during the 48-hour marathon part of the competition. Their cluster also has significantly more memory per node, sporting 128GB/node vs. an average of approximately 64GB for their competitors.

Take a look at the video to get a better feel for Team Colorado. It’s easy to see why they’ve won awards for “Fan Favorite” in the past; they’re an engaging bunch, and earnest as all get-out.

They also have the distinction of fielding the tallest SCC competitor to date – a 7-footer. How will this factor into the battle? Will experience, high core counts, vast system memory, and the tallest average team member height combine to become the winning formula for Colorado in 2011? ®

Watch Video

New hybrid storage solutions

More from The Register

next story
Half a BILLION in the making: Bungie's Destiny reviewed
It feels very familiar - but it's still good
Apple's big bang: iPhone 6, ANOTHER iPhone 6 Plus and WATCH OUT
Let's >sigh< see what Cupertino has been up to for the past year
Huawei ditches new Windows Phone mobe plans, blames poor sales
Giganto mobe firm slams door shut on Microsoft. OH DEAR
A SCORCHIO fatboy SSD: Samsung SSD850 PRO 3D V-NAND
4Gb/s speeds on a consumer drive, anyone?
4K-ing excellent TV is on its way ... in its own sweet time, natch
For decades Hollywood actually binned its 4K files. Doh!
Phones 4u website DIES as wounded mobe retailer struggles to stay above water
Founder blames 'ruthless network partners' for implosion
Get your Indian Landfill Android One handsets - they're only SIXTY QUID
Cheap and deafening mobes for the subcontinental masses
Apple's SNEAKY plan: COPY ANDROID. Hello iPhone 6, Watch
Sizes, prices and all – but not for the wrist-o-puter
prev story

Whitepapers

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk
A single remote control platform for user support is be key to providing an efficient helpdesk. Retain full control over the way in which screen and keystroke data is transmitted.
Saudi Petroleum chooses Tegile storage solution
A storage solution that addresses company growth and performance for business-critical applications of caseware archive and search along with other key operational systems.
Security and trust: The backbone of doing business over the internet
Explores the current state of website security and the contributions Symantec is making to help organizations protect critical data and build trust with customers.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.