Student Cluster Competition
- What is the name of your team and why did you choose it?
Huskies with Accelerated Computing Kernels (HACKs)
- Why do you think your team will have an edge in the event (what's your secret sauce)?
We're a really close team—we all work well together, and have worked together for a few years now.
- What have you done to prepare that makes your team unique?
We work really closely with AMD (our vendor partner) and the graduate students in the research lab we are a part of in order to best prepare for our architecture.
- What are you most looking forward to in the competition?
We're most excited about our hardware arriving on time this year!
- How long will it take you to get to Denver?
It will take us around 4.5 hours to fly to Denver, from Boston, MA
- What do your team members do for fun?
For fun, our team likes to go out to eat—BBQ in Austin, hibachi in Salt Lake City, and something new in Denver.
- If your team had a theme song, what would it be?
Our theme song is Don't Stop Believing by Journey since we bounced back from a shipping error last year and are going to come back to win this year!
- Can you share an interesting fact about your team?
We won the "MacGyver" Award at SC16 for building a backup cluster on site last year.