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HPC-AI Advisory Council Launches World-Wide Student Cluster Competition Leadership List

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The HPC-AI Advisory Council (HPCAIAC), a for community-benefit
organization promoting High Performance Computing (HPC) and Artificial
Intelligence (AI) education and research, in collaboration with Gabriel
Consulting Group (GCG) today announced the publication of the ‘Student
Cluster Competition Leadership List
’. Profiling academic and
research institutions contributing to developing next generation
experts, the list recognizes key supporters of student teams
participation in the international and regional challenges, such as the
ISC-HPCAIAC Student Cluster Competition, the US Supercomputing Student
Cluster Competition, the APAC HPC-AI Competition and more.

The new lists will be updated three times a year and acknowledges a
team’s efforts, rank the sponsoring organization’s leadership in the
state-of-the-art HPC and AI technologies that are the key enablement to
innovation, product development and scientific research.

The listing order for each of four lists, the cumulative, worldwide list
and by geographic regions (Americas, APAC and EMEA), is determined by
each team’s participation and achievements in annual and regional
challenges. Compiled from results beginning in 2007, scoring follows the
same system as competitions, with points awarded according to the
following guide: 2 points for Overall Winner (First Place); 1 point for
Highest LINPACK and Second Place; 0.5 points for Fan Favorite and Third
Place; and 0.5 points for participation.

“The Student Cluster Competition Leadership List is a unique
representation of global leaders that are deeply invested in graduating
a work-ready workforce,” said Gilad Shainer, chairman of the HPC-AI
Advisory Council. “The list pays tribute to all of the organizations and
mentors who have been helping hundreds of undergraduate proteges, every
year for years, gain hands-on expertise, real-world knowledge and
real-time experience that they’ll apply throughout their professional

“The leadership lists and cluster competitions tackle two major, global
concerns in parallel,” said Dan Olds, principal of Gabriel Consulting
Group. “The new lists are a great resource to encourage undergraduates
in their pursuit of STEM degrees by exposing the schools and programs
that support their educational interests and go above and beyond to
support their future success. The competitions, in turn, are extremely
cost-effective resources for talent recruitment and filling the growing
demand for skilled STEM graduates.”

Complimenting the list’s release, is the 8th annual
ISC-HPCAIAC Student Cluster Competition taking place in Frankfurt this
week during the 34th
annual ISC High Performance Conference and Exhibition
. Fourteen
student teams have gathered in Germany to compete in the three-day
challenge, June 17-19. Competitors from all over the world will
demonstrate systems of their own design and must adhere to strict power
constraints. While the team to achieve the highest performance across
the competition’s series of standard HPC and AI benchmarks and
applications will be awarded overall winner the new leadership lists
lauds all – competitions, teams and global enablers.

The Student
Cluster Competition Leadership Lists
along with more information
about the 2019
, the Council and its mission is available at

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