Zimbabwe National Student Cluster Building Competitions

By 11/04/2019No Comments

The program will immerse undergraduate students with advanced High Performance Computing skills of designing and building small high performance computing clusters and learn designated scientific applications, apply optimisation techniques for their chosen architectures and compete in a non-stop, 48-hour challenge to complete a real-world scientific workload. Hardware and software vendor partners will help to make this possible. The Zimbabwe Centre for High Performance Computing will provide mentorship to the students and will ensure that they have the required skills for the competition. Each university will have a team of four students who will compete at national level so as to qualify into the national team. The national team will participate at regional and international HPC cluster building competitions and this will raise the country’s flag high.

 The Benefits

Participation in the competition will provide the following benefits to the participants:

  • Learn how to build and administrate a cluster system which is an emerging career in Information Technology
  • Exposure to new platforms and technologies
  • Get a chance to compete in Cluster Building at regional and international level
  • Possibility to secure a job with the ZCHPC

Requirements for Students

Students who are interested in the competition must be:

  • Studying towards a degree under Science and Technology
  • First or Second year student
  • In possession of a personal laptop
  • Flexible and able to work under pressure