A team of University of the Pacific students later this year will get hands-on training with some of the fastest supercomputers in the world.
Through a partnership with the Laboratory, UOP's Team Venus, comprised of twelve female engineering, computer science and physics students, are working with LLNL to compete in the Student Cluster Competition at SC12, the International Conference for High Performance Computer Networking Storage and Analysis.
The competition is a real-time, 48-hour challenge to design and assemble a state-of-the-art cluster computer on the exhibit floor and use it to run scientific applications, competing to achieve the greatest performance on a limited power budget. In addition to the technical competition, students also perform an educational outreach mission by maintaining a booth on the exhibit floor.
University of the Pacific was invited by LLNL to assemble an all-female team of talented students for this endeavor. The team will be mentored by engineers from LLNL and University of the Pacific faculty,. The team has secured $50,000 worth of hardware for the competition and will be sponsoring a student co-op as well.
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