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2015 Schedule

We’re very excited to have you all here for the SC15 Student Cluster Competition. Please see below for a breakdown of competition-related events over the course of the week. In addition to these events, it is VERY IMPORTANT that all teams take advantage of as many OTHER events, talks, and activities as you can! Your badges will get you into all SC15 programs and events. We want you to experience all that SC15 has to offer, not just the competition!

If you have any questions, please email us at student-cluster-competition@info.supercomputing.org.

The SCC will take place at the Austin Convention Center in the Palazzo, outside of the main exhibit hall this year. Please consult the SC15.supercomputing.org website for information on the Austin Convention Center and floor plan.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Teams are not allowed to begin setting up their booths until after the SCC orientation on Saturday @ 3PM. Each morning (Sun-Thur), there will be a team captain’s meeting at 10:15 AM by the control room. Any schedule modifications will be posted on the SCC control room.

11/13 Friday: International teams arrive
11/14 Saturday: Team arrival (Teams must come in no later than 3PM)
We recommend you check into your hotel before the Rules & Safety Meeting @3.
After checking into your hotel, check in at the convention center to get your access badge.
• 3:00 PM SCC Welcome, Safety briefing, Jacket Distribution [cannot setup booth until after safety briefing; 24hr access begins]
— Mandatory Attendance
— Teams turn in posters
— System setup can begin
• 5:00 – 6:00 PM   Students@SC Orientation, Level 3, R4 A-C – Mandatory attendance
• 6:30 – 9:30 PM Students@SC Dinner Mixer @ Speakeasy Lounge (food, pool, darts, bowling) – Mandatory Attendance
412 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701
We’ll walk over together after the orientation (10 minute walk from convention center and hotel)
11/15 Sunday: Setup Systems & Booth
• 10:15 AM Daily Team Captain Meeting, Control Booth
• 10:15 AM Mystery application revealed
• 12:00 – 1:30 PM Tutorials LUNCH: Level 4, Ballroom D-G
• 4:30 PM Team pictures – invite your vendor partners
• 6:00 PM Mixer at Dropbox Corporate Office (meet in SC Palazzo and we will walk over together)
11/16 Monday: HPL Runs & Competition Start
• 8:00 AM HPL runs start
TEAMS ARE NO LONGER PERMITTED TO RECEIVE ANY HELP FROM THEIR ADVISORS FROM THE TIME OF THE FIRST SUBMITTED HPL/HPCC RUN, TEAMS ARE NO LONGER PERMITTED TO MAKE HARDWARE CHANGES OR REBOOT/POWER OFF NODES UNLESS A NODE GOES DOWN—MUST CONSULT SCC COMMITTEE IF THIS IS REQUIRED.
• 8:30 - noon InfiniBand and High-Speed Ethernet for Dummies tutorial
Conference Engagement Opportunity—Must pick 2 out of 3 options per team
• 10:15 AM Daily Team Captain Meeting, Control Booth
• 10:30 - noon Students@SC session titled "Whats at SC?", Room 9BC
• 12:00 – 1:30 PM Tutorials LUNCH: Level 4, Ballroom D-G
• 1:00 – 3:00 PM Mystery application judging
• 4:30 PM Mystery application & HPL results turned in
• 4:30 – 5:00 PM A visit from the SC15 General Chair, Jackie Kern
• 5:00 PM Competition starts!
FROM THIS POINT ON, TEAMS WILL BE PENALIZED FOR POWER OVERAGES AT ANY TIME.
Data sets will be given to you on a hard drive with USB3 connectivity
• 7:00 Exhibit Floor Gala Opening (take turns going to the exhibit floor to eat)
11/17 Tuesday: Competition continues & student participation in conference program
• 10:15 AM Daily Team Captain Meeting, Control Booth
• 10:30 - noon HPC for undergraduates workshop on HPC Research
Conference Engagement Opportunity—Must pick 2 out of 3 options per team
• 5:30 – 7:00 PM   Top500 BoF, Ballroom D – announcement of SCC Highest Linpack recognition
All teams need to be present for the announcement of the Top500 supercomputer rankings. It is important to the SC committees that they be able to meet you, the next generation of individuals who will play a part in the Top500 in the future!
Application judges (schedule TBD)
11/18 Wednesday: Students participate in conference program & competition end
• 10:00 – 3:00 PM Student Job Fair, room 9ABC
All team members should be sure to take some time away from their competition booth on Wednesday to visit the SC Student Job Fair. This is the best place to find out about work and internship opportunities in the field. Don’t forget to bring a resume with you!
• 10:15 AM Daily Team Captain Meeting, Control Booth
• 10:30 - noon Supercomputing and Big Data: From Collision to Convergence
Conference Engagement Opportunity—Must pick 2 out of 3 options per team
• 1:00 - 3:00 PM HPC Interview Judges—Each team will get 10 minutes, all team members should be in their booths to answer questions.
• 5:00 PM Competition Ends (hard disk hand-in)
• 5:00 - 6:00 PM Students@SC Social Hour, room 9ABC
• 6:00 - 7:30 PM MEAL – Students@SC Dinner with Interesting People, Ballroom FG – Mandatory Attendance – wind down from the competition, meet other students and share your experience with some notable and interesting people in HPC
11/19 Thursday:
• 10:15 AM Daily Team Captain Meeting, Control Booth
• 12:15 – 1:15 PM Tech Program Awards Ceremony, Ballroom D – Mandatory Attendance – Come 15 min early.
• 1:30 – 3:00 PM SCC post mortem—Come share questions and feedback with teams and organizers of the Student Cluster Competition
• 3:00 PM Cluster tear-down
• 6:00 – 9:00 PM Tech-program Social Event, The University of Texas at Austin - Texas Memorial (food, fun) – The best part of all SC
11/20 Friday:
Hotel checkout
Teams return home – Be Safe!