For the second time, the Spanish team from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalaunya. Barcelona Tech (UPC) is competing at the fifth ISC-HPCAC Student Cluster Competition that is being organized this week during the ISC16 conference. The purpose of this friendly and spirited competition is to introduce the next generation of students to the HPC community and its technology. The Spanish team from UPC, called Thunderstruck, will compete jointly with a total of 12 student teams in real time over a three-day period on the ISC Exhibition floor. Competing directly with another team that goes with an ARM-based architecture, the Spanish team will build a 64-bit ARM computer cluster and run a series of HPC benchmarks and applications. This year’s Spanish team, with Filippo Mantovani as an advisor, is formed by the following UPC students: Juan Francisco Martínez, Kevin Sala Penadés, Sandra Corella Pérez, Elisabet V. Breix, Yinghao Xu and Josep Castro Salvadó.
You will find the Spanish Thunderstruck team on booth #1452. From today at 3pm CET, you can vote them also as Fan Favorite here: http://goo.gl/wlt6fm
More information on this team can be obtained with the attached QR code: