30 November 2017
Undergraduates representing Nanyang Technological University won the top prize in the student cluster competition at the Supercomputing Conference held recently in the United States.
NTU beat 15 other teams from around the world, including students from the Georgia Institute of Technology, or Taiwan’s National Tsing Hua University.
The team from NTU’s School of Computer Science and Engineering had to configure a high performance computing (HPC) system that can process scientific applications that were issued to them three months ago.
All teams were also given a mystery application at the start of the conference that their system had to process. The NTU team had to configure a software to simulate the Earth’s atmosphere.
NTU students consulted experts to better understand the science behind the applications, including the Earth Observatory of Singapore, which made it easier for them to optimise the applications for the HPC system they built.