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.