Oracle announces support of SC22 Student Cluster Competition

November 14, 2022 | 2 minute read
Luiz De Rose
Master Principal Cloud Architect
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Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) is excited to announce that we’re sponsoring the Student Cluster Competition (SCC) at this year’s International Conference for High-performance Computing, Networking, Storage, and Analysis (SC22). Supercomputing (SC) is one of the premiere high-performance computing (HPC), artificial intelligence (AI), and deep learning (DL) events in the world. Every year since 2007, SC holds a competition where students from universities worldwide compete for 48 hours nonstop to solve real-world scientific challenges.

Thirteen teams compete with hardware that they bring to the conference with the added horsepower of the OCI’s HPC bare metal offerings, including NVIDIA GPU shapes, high-performance storage, and high-speed, low-latency RDMA networking via NVIDIA ConnectX SmartNICs. These teams will have access to the latest Intel Ice Lake processors through our BM.Optimized3.36 shapes and the latest NVIDIA A100 Tensor Core GPUs through our BM.GPU.GM4.8 shapes.

More about SC and the Student Cluster Competition

SC is a major forum where the latest ideas, technologies, and performance gains are shared with the HPC, AI, and DL community. The Student Cluster Competition at SC allows these ideas to extend to a new generation and allows these students an opportunity to showcase their expertise and inspire them to pursue careers in the HPC, AI, and DL field. SC’s tagline this year, “HPC Accelerates,” highlights that our world is changing rapidly and that supercomputing continues to grow and be used for a broader range of efforts, driven by data, simulating possibilities, and unlocking new solutions.

The Student Cluster Competition was developed to provide an immersive high-performance computing experience to undergraduate and high school students. This year, SC is planning a hybrid competition with thirteen teams from around the world: Ten in-person teams and three remote teams. During the conference, the teams learn about scientific applications and apply optimization techniques on real-world scientific workloads using OCI, showing off their HPC, AI, and DL knowledge for conference attendees and judges.

The competition aims to immerse the student teams in the real-world challenges of running a modern hybrid cloud HPC, AI, and DL system with obstacles such as fluctuating power caps for on premise systems and balancing workloads across on-premises and cloud HPC systems.

Oracle is excited to enable the competition, which we consider to be critical for the future generation of HPC, AI, and DL professionals, as more organizations move to embrace hybrid cloud HPC and cloud HPC to become more agile and scalable. OCI is ready to take students and organizations to the next level.

Want to know more?

If you’re at SC 2022 this week, come visit us at booth #2406 to learn more about the technology made available to the teams at the SC22 Student Cluster Competition. For more about the Student Cluster Competition itself, check out the details on the Student Cluster Competition website.

Luiz De Rose

Master Principal Cloud Architect

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