Student Cluster Competition
Nanyang Technological University
- What is the name of your team and why did you choose it?
We are Team Supernova as we believe we will shine at the SC17 competition!
- Why do you think your team will have an edge in the event (what's your secret sauce)?
This time, we have put in a lot of effort optimizing the applications at the code level, which is something we didn’t do at SC16. We were number 1 in ISC17 for the coding challenge, and we believe code optimizations would help us gain an advantage again at SC17.
- What have you done to prepare that makes your team unique?
We are encouraged to research the applications from various sources. We learn from the web, from domain experts, from books, from research papers, and from code. We believe this would give us a unique and comprehensive understanding of the applications.
- What are you most looking forward to in the competition?
We are looking forward to making friends with other teams and HPC professionals attending the conference, SC is a great opportunity for networking.
- How long will it take you to get to Denver?
It will take us about 21 hours in total to get to Denver, with a 4-hour layover in Tokyo. The return flights are even more interesting, a short flight from Denver to LA and an 18-hour direct flight from LA to Singapore.
- What do your team members do for fun?
We like foosball! And we also like to tell funny jokes every now and then.