A very quick announcement that there has been interest in Tufts forming a team to compete for participation in the Fall 2018, Super Computer Student Cluster Competition. Please see http://www.studentclustercompetition.us/ for further details. Teams are typically composed of members from many different disciplines and the sooner a group is formed and gets moving the better, as there is much to do and learn.
To quote "The Student Cluster Competition (SCC) was developed in 2007 to immerse undergraduate and high school students in high performance computing. Student teams design and build small clusters, with hardware and software vendor partners, learn designated scientific applications, apply optimization techniques for their chosen architectures, and compete in a non-stop, 48-hour challenge, at the SC conference, to complete a real-world scientific workload, while impressing conference attendees and interview judges with their HPC knowledge."
If anyone is interested in participating in any capacity be it faculty, student, staff please contact firstname.lastname@example.org