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Some very computer-savvy UT and area high school students are training with UT faculty mentors for the Student Cluster Competition, which is part of the SC14 conference, the world’s largest high-performance computing event.

The National Institute for Computational Sciences is again sponsoring and mentoring the Student Cluster Competition team for the SC14 conference which will be held in November in New Orleans. NICS is part of the Joint Institute for Computational Sciences located at UT and Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Student Cluster Competition is described by event organizers as a “real-time, non-stop 48-hour challenge in which teams of undergraduate and/or high school students assemble a small cluster–a set of connected computers that work together in parallel–on the SC14 exhibit floor and race to demonstrate the greatest sustained performance across a series of applications.”

The student team members come from UT Knoxville, Hardin Valley Academy and L & N Academy in Knoxville, and Oak Ridge High School. Their mentors are Vincent Betro, NICS Scientitic Computing Group, and Paul Peltz, NICS Operations.

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