Feeds

Meet the Cluster teams: Colorado and Texas

Colorado launches Mars probe, Texas stylin' and profilin'

Next gen security for virtualised datacentres

HPC blog Exciting times at the SC13 Student Cluster Competition in Denver this year. Time to take an up close and personal look at two of the most experienced teams in the competition, Colorado and Texas.

These teams have distinctly different personas. Colorado teams are usually reserved and businesslike, while Texas teams tend to be a bit more exhuberent. These teams do have one major thing in common - a long term sponsor support from Dell.

University of Colorado, Boulder: We met with Team Buffalo at a fortunate time. Why? Because they were preparing to launch and track a rocket to Mars. No kidding, a freaking rocket to Mars.

The MAVEN Mars probe was partially designed at Colorado, and one of the Team Buffalo team members needed to track and analyze launch telemetry during our interview period. So we hung around and watched the launch with them. I've said it before and I'll say it again: the stuff these kids do is just amazing.

Click on the image to see the video

On the cluster side of things, the team reports that they're having just a bit of trouble getting their system up to snuff, but that the rocket launch went just fine.

University of Texas, Austin: Team Longhorn is “ridin’ the line” when we catch up with them in this video. The competition veterans tell us about their system while keeping an eye on “the line” – the 26-amp mark, which they cannot exceed – during their HPC and HPL runs. They also share some wise observations about the spirit and the purpose of the competition. Plus, they’re “reppin’”.

Click pic, see vid

Towards the end of the video, we hear a bit of smack talk about the Celebrity Pro-Am Cluster Challenge where a team of HPC professionals will be facing off against the student teams. As one Texas player put it "I'm not laughing 'cause I'm scared, that's for sure..."

Gartner critical capabilities for enterprise endpoint backup

More from The Register

next story
The Return of BSOD: Does ANYONE trust Microsoft patches?
Sysadmins, you're either fighting fires or seen as incompetents now
Microsoft: Azure isn't ready for biz-critical apps … yet
Microsoft will move its own IT to the cloud to avoid $200m server bill
Shoot-em-up: Sony Online Entertainment hit by 'large scale DDoS attack'
Games disrupted as firm struggles to control network
Cutting cancer rates: Data, models and a happy ending?
How surgery might be making cancer prognoses worse
Silicon Valley jolted by magnitude 6.1 quake – its biggest in 25 years
Did the earth move for you at VMworld – oh, OK. It just did. A lot
Forrester says it's time to give up on physical storage arrays
The physical/virtual storage tipping point may just have arrived
prev story

Whitepapers

Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
5 things you didn’t know about cloud backup
IT departments are embracing cloud backup, but there’s a lot you need to know before choosing a service provider. Learn all the critical things you need to know.
Why and how to choose the right cloud vendor
The benefits of cloud-based storage in your processes. Eliminate onsite, disk-based backup and archiving in favor of cloud-based data protection.
Top 8 considerations to enable and simplify mobility
In this whitepaper learn how to successfully add mobile capabilities simply and cost effectively.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?